The 2011 Techno World Champion hopefuls took to the water this past Sunday July 17th under gorgeous conditions for sailing.
After a week of nearly continuous fog the fog bank lifted as a fleet of about 60 or so Techno sailors took to San Francisco Bay. For most of the sailors it was their first time ever on the Bay which delivered idyllic conditions for practising.
With a solid ebb tide on the move out the Golden Gate, 20 mph winds, and blue skies laced with whisps of fog, there was very little pumping going on as the sailors enjoyed the infamous San Francisco Sea Breeze. Teams fanned our across the bay in packs of 10-12, practising starts, rounding marks, working on board speed, and making final tuning adjustments to their set ups.
Registration starts today, July 18th, with a practice race on tap for July 19th, and then it's down to official business July 20th.