Bobo Hits The Seven Seas
It's the oldest trophy in the history of all sports. It's the America's Cup. The Auld Mug. Given out to the best sailing team in the world. And, Bobo was back in New Zealand when the calendars turned to 2000, and was able to watch this great spectacle on the water, and the Kiwi boat Black Magic defends it's title against the best sailing teams from around the globe.
What Bobo didn't expect when he got here was how hooked on racing he'd become. With his new found love of sailing, Bobo knew he had to get out on the water and try his paw at it himself. So, with a bit of luck, Bobo and his now short haired master were able to get out on a REAL America's Cup yacht.
We were able to get out on the water for 2 hours on the boat NZL40. NZL40 was the boat that was going to race for the America's Cup the last time it was defended, in 1995. It was however completed just a few weeks too late for the start of racing. So, it was taken to the United States as a backup boat. Fortunately it was never needed, and Team New Zealand won the cup. The boat was brought back to New Zealand, giving Bobo the opportunity to try his hand at sailing. So, come join us on this small little photo tour of Bobo's America's Cup 2000.