Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Rebooted and relaunched

Yep, a little wind goes a long way when it comes to sailboat racing. Seven knots building to 10 or better isn't much where I come from--San Francisco Bay--but it changed everything around here.

With 15 of 20 round robin races still to go, the battle for the fourth spot (and maybe the third?) in the semifinals looks pretty open from where I sit, and nobody has a lock on anything.

Meanwhile, the Alinghi guys have finally scheduled a press conference on the subject of weather (0845 Wednesday) which they probably should have done much sooner, considering how many people have cooked up conspiracy theories about the defender's intentions and/or intelligence in the scheduling of this show. But, if the weather holds tomorrow, they're behind the story.

There's more to come, but for now, I'm going to leave you with a little question. Did Bob Dylan come to the America's Cup yacht races, or is there a different explanation for the presence of the famous fellow pictured here? Correct responses will receive a hearty hurrah.