What an amazing America's Cup!
With everything on the line and Team Oracle down 5-1 against the Kiwis it was a perfect opportunity for the members of the Club who were there to see it all unfold. On Friday they gathered at the Royal Bermuda yacht club to discuss the competitors and the conditions which were plagued with high winds early on. Several members pointed out the distinct advantage the Kiwis had with their new pedal powered hydraulics, see http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sailing/2017/05/24/new-zealand-embrace-pedal-power-americas-cup-bid/ while others criticized few but grave mistakes the Americans made in a few races one of which cost them penalties for racing out of bounds. It looks like the next America’s cup gathering will be in Auckland where we should all be to cheer on the competitors.
Special thanks to our Social Committee representatives Mai Norton and Doug Foregger for hosting.