Last Thursday, Tillerwoman and I went to watch the America's Cup World Series racing in Newport and I wrote a typically perverse post about it, A Nice Day Out in Newport, in which I posted eight photos, none of which were of the racing, and in which I only mentioned in passing that there was actually any racing going on.
Some guy commented on my post...
Usually, you'll come home from such an event and your wife will ask to see all of the pictures you took of the catamarans that everyone was making such a fuss about, and all you'll have to show are pictures of water with little white dots in the background.
Well, this is normally true. If you try and take pictures of a sailing regatta from the shore all you will get are little white dots in the distance.
But last Thursday was different.
First of all the sails weren't white. They were mainly black and red for some reason.
Secondly the America's Cup World Series people did a great job of running races close to shore so that I could actually take pictures of the boats racing that were somewhat more interesting than a few black and red dots in the distance.
Here are some that I took with my puny little camera phone...
Nothing special, I know, compared with some of the shots that the professionals took with their fancy cameras with huge telephoto lenses.
So here is a much more exciting take on the America's Cup World Series in Newport....