Will today be the last day of this year's America's Cup racing?
There's always a lot going on in San Francisco, but one of the special events that has captivated many people this year has been the America's Cup sailing competition. The precursors to the Finals which are now ongoing were the Louis Vuitton Cup (which Emirates Team New Zealand won, advancing them to the finals) and the Red Bull Youth America's Cup
After elimination rounds, the final push is on between challenger Emirates Team New Zealand and Cup defender Oracle Team USA.
This is the culmination of many months of preparation races, and is a best-of-17 event. As of this morning, Emirates Team New Zealand has a commanding lead, with 8 wins -- one more win and the Cup is theirs. Oracle Team USA, however, has made some changes to their boat, has implemented new strategies and is coming on strong, winning a number of recent races.
Two races are scheduled for today, weather permitting (winds need to be within a set range, neither too light nor too strong.) The first (and last, should New Zealand win) takes place at 1:10 PM, Pacific Daylight Time. The second at 2:10 PM
If you can't be here to enjoy the spectacle live, you can download a free app and watch the excitement on your iPad, or go to YouTube and enjoy on your big screen. It's fascinating to watch.