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When we were in Auckland in 2011

Elizabeth
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Sep 15 2013, 8:11am


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...for only 2 days, we spent half of one of them touring the maritime museum, which has a major section devoted to Americas Cup 1995 win with NZL32, "Black Magic". I remember that campaign vividly -- in fact, we were living in LA then, and actually went to San Diego to see one of the races, on a chartered boat in the bay.

Among other things, I remember NZ's ad, one of the best ads I've ever seen for anything. It featured a young boy with a small sailboat, out on the water by himself, having a wonderful time. Then big, beautiful Black Magic sails into the frame, and he just watches it pass, adoringly. The only words of the whole ad then appear: "This time."

Chills.

On our last day in Auckland in 2011 I managed to find out where the shed in the Viaduct Basin was, where the 45m new AC prototype was kept during preliminary trials. We walked over there in the morning before heading for the airport, and I got to admire it. Here's a picture:


That day was Feb. 22, 2011.








(This post was edited by Elizabeth on Sep 15 2013, 8:12am)

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Is anyone else watching the America's Cup today? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Sep 14 2013, 8:56pm
    I've been following the campaign all along. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 14 2013, 9:47pm
        When we were in Auckland in 2011 Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 15 2013, 8:11am
            How cool! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Sep 15 2013, 7:18pm
                Not really. But I catch rides when I can! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Sep 16 2013, 12:13am
    My heart rate still hasn't slowed down Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 14 2013, 10:05pm
        I was proud of the boys Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Sep 14 2013, 10:49pm
    My stomach actually lurched Starling Send a private message to Starling Sep 14 2013, 10:44pm
        I wonder if the collective gasp of horror Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Sep 14 2013, 10:51pm
            Yes, that's it Starling Send a private message to Starling Sep 14 2013, 10:54pm
            It gives a whole new meaning to the phrase.. Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Sep 14 2013, 10:57pm

 
 
 

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