Flying on water: Not your father’s sailing race

Wacky racing

It’s time for the America’s Cup, sailboat racing taken to the outer limits. This year, San Francisco hosts the Louis Vuitton/America’s Cup venue, as fabulous a setting as you could ask for.

Gone are the days of classic monohulls battling it out in matched races. Like it or not, extreme catamarans have taken over, screaming across the waves on blade-like hulls and impossibly small hydrofoils. Just watching gives you an adrenaline rush. Play the video

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