Posted by: Scanstrut | September 12, 2011

The Americas Cup Comes to Plymouth

It is not often that we get exciting, world-class events on our doorstep, but that was the case this weekend when the Americas Cup World Series got underway in Plymouth, Devon.

The World Series is a regular circuit of regattas at venues around the world, allowing the teams and sailors to prepare for the America’s Cup finals in San Francisco in 2012.

This weekend saw some thrilling preliminary racing with winds gusting close to 30 knots across Plymouth Sound. There were a total of 3 capsizes, which proved to be exciting viewing for the crowds that had gathered on Plymouth Hoe.

Crowds watching the racing from the shore

Scanstrut’s Nick Robson went to watch the racing on Saturday and noted what a great spectacle it was.

“It was an impressive sight with close one design racing at ridiculous speeds, spiced up with the knowledge that any mistakes could lead to capsize disaster…!”

A series of events will be going on all week, ending this Sunday (18th September). Keep up to date with the latest news and videos by clicking through to the Americas Cup website.

Americas Cup boats racing in Plymouth Sound

 

Plymouth is 25 miles away from Scanstrut HQ in Totnes.

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