Thousands of enthusiasts have lined the windswept shores of San Francisco Bay to capture views of the ongoing quest for victory in the 2013 America’s Cup Finals. Why not take in the thrills up close and comfortable from an outside deck perched over the water so close to the action you might feel the crew can hear your cheers. Jutting out over the bay near Pier 39, the floating Forbes Island Restaurant offers a bird’s eye view of New Zealand’s and America’s wing-sail catamarans as they tack and tussle at speeds up to 50 to 55 miles
Drinks are served on deck or inside the cozy picture-windowed lounge. From both vantage points, patrons have panoramic views of the space-age craft as they sail past Alcatraz Island. Oracle’s American team is down and struggling to survive while the Kiwis are pulling out all the stops. To take home the cup, one of the two space-age catamarans will have to achieve victory in a best-of-17 match series. Coming from behind on Sunday, Oracle Team USA displayed amazing nautical worthiness, winning Race #4 with an 8-second victory while battling a 22 knot wind..
For reservations at Forbes Island, call (415)-951-4900. Book an evening of romantic dining in their underwater restaurant, or reserve space topside for Fleet Week, Fourth of July fireworks or any other special occasion. Location: 39 and 41 Piers, San Francisco, CA http://www.hilltop1892.com/forbes/home.html
Get the America’s Cup schedule for the full series here. www.americascup.com.
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