Tuesday, October 09, 2012

America's Cup and AYC

This last weekend about 2 dozen AYC members ventured to San Francisco to watch the last America's Cup 45 Series Races (AC45) for this year, and what a spectacular weekend it was!!!  Besides it being beautiful weather, it was "Fleet Week" with the Navy ships, the air shows, etc, etc, and it was estimated over 1 million people lined the shores to watch!  Mark Turner treated us to a tour of the Core Builders facility on Pier 80 where 2 72' catamarans are being built for next summer's America's Cup final by the crew that was here for years. Tom Ehman of ORACLE spoke highly of Anacortes and of AYC on his morning show and everywhere we went people acknowledged and were aware of the Core Builders and the connection with us here in Anacortes.  Wendy and I were fortunate enough to have media passes (thanks to help from Jack Darnton at The Anacortes American) so watch for our contribution coming (we hope) in the AA!  If you see the Popes, Herberts, Malseds, Bottles, Beth Bell, Neumans, Pat Barrett & Mary, Sean Kelly & Jan, Eric Sorenson, Wendy or me...we'd love to bore you with stories and pictures!!!