The 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco was originally planned and marketed as a magnificent show and a quantum leap forward for sailing into the new age of high technology and entertainment.
Russell Coutts, CEO of Oracle Team USA, had said the event would “meet the expectations of the Facebook generation, not the Flintstone generation.” The traditions of the Cup were going to be ignored, and a revolutionary event would be created that would rival the Super Bowl and soccer’s World Cup.
Photo by Christophe Launay
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Shutter speed: 1/1,250 second
Lens focal length: 16mm
January 2014 issue
The action came a week after the lawyer for the owner of the boat submitted papers in federal court in Brooklyn seeking a ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York that any claims against Kevin Treanor be heard in that court under admiralty law in an effort to limit liability. Federal Judge Sandra J. Feuerstein signed the order Oct. 10.
Single-hander and ocean racer Warren Luhrs, co-founder of sailboat builder Hunter Marine and trawler maker Mainship, died Sept. 18 of a heart attack in Pennsylvania. He was 69 years old.
Luhrs and brother John, who together also owned Silverton Yachts and sportfish builder Luhrs, came from a line of boatbuilders, repairers and chandlers.
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