AMERICA'S CUP - PHOTOGRAPH THE VUITTON CUP FINALS - Scroll down for details
Date: Saturday, August 17
Time: The first race starts at 1:10 pm (there are 2 races), however, since these races are being held on a Saturday, the crowds will be much larger than on a weekday so I am planning to arrive no later than Noon.
These races on Saturday will be between the New Zealand Emirates boat and the Italian Luna Rossa Prada boat. The winner of this series of races will compete against the Oracle boat for the America's cup trophy in September.
Also on Saturday, Oracle Team USA is expected to conduct in-house racing beginning at 11:00am, during its Defender Access period so I am planning to arrive around 10:45 am to shoot that as well.
Meetup Location: For the races, we will be meeting in the area close to the Golden Gate Yacht club (marked with an X on the map below) which is where the races start. In general this is where the competition is especially intense.
Parking: The closest parking is the lot in Crissy Field and it is free to park there. If you arrive early enough, you should be able to find a spot. I am planning to arrive at noon and, if the crowd is not too heavy, have a coffee and snack at the cafe.
Cost: This is a free event.
Equipment suggestions: Bring the longest telephoto lens that you have. All of the images above were taken by me from shore at the same location where we will be meeting. I used an 80-400mm lens with most shots done at 400 mm, however, I am shooting with a full frame camera so if you are using a DX camera than a 300mm lens would give you about the same amount of zoom.
Please RSVP: If you are planning to attend, please enter a Yes RSVP so I know how many people to expect. One of the big problems we have are people who RSVP and than don't show up. If your plans change, be sure to change your RSVP to No.