I sailed Santorini, a Beneteau 323, to watch the seventh and final race of the America’s Cup and the second air show of San Francisco’s Fleet Week. The view from near Alcatraz was spectacular, but the oscillating platform of a small vessel was less ideal for photography and video.
The economic impact of the America’s Cup has been estimated by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute (PDF). It will be interesting to revisit and revise the BACEI model once reliable statistical and econometric data are published.
Photos of America’s Cup and Air Show