Monday, March 15, 2010

Closing the circle

The America's Cup is in NZ. It's a sort of homecoming for the Cup, which was won by Team New Zealand, with Russell Coutts at the helm in 1995. That year, he beat the defender, the San Diego Yacht Club.

15 years later, as CEO of BMW ORACLE Racing, Coutts won the Cup back for the United States, and San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club.

Here, some photos (courtesy Bob Grieser/Louis Vuitton Trophy) from early Tuesday morning in NZ as the Cup takes up residence for a short stay in Auckland.

The trophy will be on display for the public at Voyager, the New Zealand Maritime Museum, down at the Viaduct Basin, through Thursday afternoon.