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 […]
It was the fall of 2008 when I took these photos of the BMW Oracle Racing Team bringing their prize product into Lovric’s Sea-Craft boatyard on the Guemes Channel. The team, which built the 90-foot trimaran here and tested it in Rosario Strait, ultimately barged the vessel to San Diego. Team helmsman James Spithill said […]
I’m no sailing expert, but it’s easy to believe the reports I’ve heard that there is no sailboat like this one anywhere in the world. The BMW Oracle was built under wraps in Anacortes and is now undergoing sea trials on local waters. Missed a shot of her under sail last weekend, but captured this […]
This white-whiskered “skipper,” familiar to those who routinely travel 12th Street/Oakes Avenue, casts a hard shadow on the fence above Lovric’s Shipyard on the Guemes Channel. Aye, and he’ll be feelin’ the sun on his face more and more often as we push inevitably toward spring.