It’s too bad the America’s Cup is not coming back to San Francisco. From a spectator’s point of view it was an absolutely perfect venue. You could see the start, the finish, the jockeying for position, the boats tacking, just amazing. The Bay was a gorgeous backdrop for the race. Can you imagine? At different points of the course the boats whizzed by the East Bay, the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Years ago I was in New Zealand for America’s Cup and unless you were on a spectator boat, all you could see were the boats going out to the start and then returning after the race. Pretty boring. And what a storybook finish, legends are made of comebacks like the one pulled off by the Oracle team. I’m not being biased about this being the perfect venue, I took these pictures from the shore, with a 70-200mm lens. You be the judge.