Monday, February 22, 2010

What a day!

A great reception for the team this afternoon on the USS Midway, with San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders putting in his bid to be host city for the 34th edition.

(Team members sign posters on the USS Midway)

Then the Cup and team travelled to the San Diego Yacht Club on board a replica of the schooner America, for which the trophy is named. The team was honoured to have Cup legend Dennis Conner on board, as he graciously paid tribute to the team.

And now, Sunday evening, we're here at the San Diego Yacht Club, enjoying an evening with the club members.

"Your support in the early days of this campaign was essential to helping us get this race on the water with a fair set of rules," team owner Larry Ellison told the club members. "Without your help, I'm not sure we could have got this race onto the water. Thank-you."

What a day! We'll have much more shortly, including all the usual great quality images from GMR.