Well the racing yachts this time round are so very different to those in 2000, when I was fortunate to be employed at the Auckland viaduct in the Stars and Stripes base gallery. A memorable time with invitation to the Louis Vuitton Ball at the newly decorated Civic theatre, meeting many AC sailors from many countries, a day out on the harbour watching the racing and the excitement of sending the boats off every morning and welcoming them back at night time. These paintings were completed after I got home at night, often very late, and when the event had finished. Several were sold to syndicates.
I watch the races on TV this time round - an amazing spectacle of speed and sailing ability!