Big and little training together on San Francisco Bay

AC34SFJuneD12_3630 AC34SFJuneD12_3652 AC34SFJuneD12_3664 AC34SFJuneD12_3426 AC34SFJuneD12_3450 AC34SFJuneD12_3465 AC34SFJuneD12_3474 AC34SFJuneD12_3625 AC34SFJuneD12_3601 AC34SFJuneD12_3615 It was a busy San Francisco Bay on a sparkling Thursday afternoon, with 8-foot Optimists jostling with AC72s for prime position on the Bay. While Emirates Team New Zealand and ORACLE TEAM USA were putting their AC72s through their paces, Artemis Racing was flying above the water on its foiling AC45. At the same time, the Race Committee was testing out its new race course marks, to be used instead of mark boats, following the Regatta Director safety recommendations. And getting a close up look of it all was a fleet of junior sailors, braving the strong winds in their Optimist prams.