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September 18th, 2020
BMW Oracle racing: Anacortes connection
This is an Anacortes waterfront scene in 2008. See the Anacortes Maritime Heritage Center for details about the vessel’s connections to Skagit County. According to Wikipedia, “BMW Oracle Racing won the America’s Cup on February 14, 2010, off Valencia, Spain, beating Alinghi 2–0 in the best-of-three series and becoming the first American syndicate to win the cup since 1992.The rigid wing sail of USA 17 provided a decisive advantage and Golden Gate Yacht Club won the 2010 America’s Cup by a considerable margin.”
BMW Oracle racing vessel in Guemes Channel, 2008
Sailing vessel approaches Lovric's Boatyard in Anacortes
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.
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