Thursday, November 12, 2009

Thanks San Diego

Yesterday, BMW ORACLE Racing's Tom Ehman (USA) sent a short note of thanks to the Fox 5 TV station in San Diego, for their live webcam coverage of the debut of the wing sail. If you followed along on the web, I'm sure you'll agree with Tom. Here's what he wrote.

The General Manager
Fox 5 San Diego


As I am sure you know from the feedback via your website, Fox 5's live webcam coverage of yesterday's successful debut of the BMW ORACLE Racing wing sail was watched and no doubt greatly appreciated by thousands of sailors and America's Cup fans around the world -- including, I might add, our team CEO Russell Coutts and myself who were in New York City watching on our laptops, and our team owner, Larry Ellison, who was in Nice, France for the Louis Vuitton Trophy.

It was an historic day for the Cup, indeed the sport of sailing. Thanks for making it possible for so many to share in it. We also want to thank San Diego sailor and Cup fan Dennis "Woody" St. Onge, who I understand has helped organize and promote the Fox 5 coverage.

San Diego has a rich Cup heritage. Not only is it the home of Cup heros Dennis Conner, Malin Burnham and Jack Sutphen (among others), San Diego has hosted three America's Cups ('88, '92 and '95). That's more than any city since the Cup left Newport, RI in 1983. San Diegans should be proud of that record, and I think many are, based on the great support we as a team are receiving here, which is also very much appreciated.