If you're not aware of the America's Cup. Check it out. If you're not a fan of sailing - you will become one instantly. Be sure to cheer on the reigning champs - Oracle Team USA. If you're in the San Francisco area between now and September 21st, you must get down to America's Cup Park, stroll through the pavilions, get yourself some AC gear and watch the races from the pier. (Did I mention that access to AC Park is FREE?) Go! Take the family. Spend some time hanging out and watch extreme performance boats and world class sailors race at unprecedented speeds! This stuff is addictive.
I had the privilege of touring basecamp for Oracle TeamUSA and then walking around Americas Cup Park. Excited doesn't even begin to describe the awesome-ness of the tour of where the AC72 boats are kept, where the team trains and where the immense entourage of staff, engineers and support personnel keep things moving.....extreme performance at their finest.
Many thanks to Elizabeth Murphy, Oracle Marketing Producer and also to Danielle Verbin for taking time to show me around. It was exhilarating.