Yesterday I watched a clip from the Extreme Series. Not very interesting. It was from a river somewhere in Portugal. The river was like 70 meters wide; The wind was crazy and turbulent, and it really didn't look much like a sailboat race. However, the speaker kept chanting how big a success this event was and then the camera panned over the crowd. Future of sailing. Duh.
Planetside II Warriors?
Then I read in the paper that Tom "Maverick" Cruise had visited the AC circus arena. Wooohooo. I even found a clip of that too. Tom seemed to like it. I quickly decided not to blog about it; It just seems so irrellevant to real sailing, but then Bea posted the above picture on the slboatporn site with an interesting question. Hmm...
I say: If this is sailing then why the heck do they look like troopers from Planetside II or something? Or is this really a shot from Top Gun?