The America's Cup Series started this weekend in San Francisco. This was a great race to watch in person and then on TV. Oracle also rescued the Sun Microprocessor (SPARC) group which will be shipping TSMC 28nm silicon in their servers in October and SemiWiki uses Oracle software so I'm a big big fan of Oracle. Check out the official website HERE. The "History of" page is very good.
That is Alcatraz in the background. On a stupid bet I swam from Alcatraz to where this picture was taken (1.5 miles). I survived it so the prisoners that escaped in 1962 certainly could have too.
These boat got VERY close to each other. It was like bumper cars.
Oracle won this race and ended up wining the event in a very close finish! Very strategic race with wind, currents, and other boats to calculate.
These were the teams racing. Interesting note, not one of the crew on the Korean boat were Korean. I did not see the China crew but I would expect the same. And the New Zealand boat was sponsored by Emirates. The Italian boat was sponsored by Prada!
Good view of Alcatraz and Prada.
A shot of the GG bridge over Fort Mason.
We took a pedi cab home. This guy rode all 4 of us with no problem!
A fun time was had for all!