The wing sail for Oracle was test lifted today. more testing to come. Hydropetiere is on a mooring in San Francisco waiting for a weather window for an attempt to set a new record from San Francisco to Hawaii. The search for speed under sail has not diminished; a long way from Howard Chapelle’s “Search For Speed Under Sail 1700-1855”.
The Golden Gate bridge is one of those places that never looks the same from one moment to the next. It is no wonder that the number one business in San Francisco is tourism. The bridge also showcases the micro climate that is San Francisco. It was built to connect San Francisco to the Redwood Empire, what I might today refer to as the 101 corridor.
The America’s Cup will be sailed under the bridge a year from now.