The world has finally learned that sailing fast is fun! The Americas Cup is taking place right now in San Francisco and is being sailed with, for all intents and purposes, seven ton iceboats. The tactics and techniques are all iceboat racing, including the speed. These guys are on foils at over forty knots, jibing foil to foil, and peeling off at the windward mark.
Best news of all is that the Americans, who were down three races to zip, just won their first one today. The racing is tight and exciting, broadcast live on NBC. With the Kiwis on the defensive now, racing the next couple of days should be epic: 4:15 eastern time.
Think Foils (and of course, ice)