Louis Vuitton Cup- Am-cam video of Round Robin 4 Race 1
by John Navas on 24 Jul 2013
San Francisco based videographer, John Navas, was on hand to record today's Round Robin 4, Race 1 between Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand.
Oracle Team USA Boat 1 rounding the top mark during practice on the America’s Cup course July 23, 2013 John Navas © http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5wLSD_i4SwcgiBENqJ2b_g
The video opens with some sequences from Oracle Team USA, doing some practice runs and roundings followed by foiling gybes.
Oracle Team USA's Boat 1 is followed by Emirates Team NZ doing the same set of manoeuvres.
Later in the race, off Virtual Eye, it was possible to deduce that the distance lost in a foiling gybe at the same point was 200 metres from an AC72 that was able to stay filing in the gybe, and one that belly-flopped in the gybe. The principla speed losses being speed lost in the time itself, and the slower speed build out of the mark.
In this self-commentated video taken a vantage point bayside in San Francisco, John Navas gives a different perspective on the race from the televised product.
For those intending to catch a Louis Vuitton Cup or America's Cup Race, this video gives you a good idea of the view you can expect to see from on shore.