Tuesday, March 11, 2008

America 3

This photo is best viewed enlarged. It's a picture of the America3 sailing vessel, winner of the 1992 America's Cup race. It stays permanently displayed on the grounds of the Wichita Boathouse (seen to the left). This is the combined photo of - the above (mast), below (shark?), and in between (boat). All connected into one great and speedy sailing yacht. Can't you just imagine what that shark looked like swimming along below this boat? It must of been quite intimidating to the other fishes in the sea.

6 comments:

Moonshadow said...

The day after I posted my guess on the first photo in this series we drive down 54 on our way home from a Drs visit and I look north to realize, Ahhhh... that's what it was, the mast.

Jim said...

I remember the Americas Cup races. Very cool. Do they still do the Americas Cup races?

Lynette said...

How grand is this series! Neat! I stayed up late and/or set the clock to get up to watch those races. Neat!

Wanda said...

Wendy ~~ this has been such a nice series of photos. What a beautiful sailing vessel!!

drpack said...

What I was wondering ... what's the yacht doing so far from the ocean? Getting ready for the effects of global warming?
I was in Australia at that time ... yes indeed, the America's Cup is alive and well.

drpack said...

Thanks for checking into my question.
In Australia there are other yacht races they can participate in or often times they end up giving tourists a thrilling ride.
Considering how much it cost, it's a shame the owner doesn't put it to better use.
Symptoms of a "throw away" society?