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The theme of the day at work today was "I didn't say it was your fault, I just said I was blaming you."  Needless to say it was a miserable day.  So bear with me and my circuitous chain of thought.  It started with "thank goodness July 4th weekend is coming up" which led me to "it'll be nice to spend time chilling at my buddy's lakehouse"  which lead to "i love being by the water"  which lead me to think about the Extreme Sailing Series which is coming up this week. 

The Extreme Sailing Series™ at Fan Pier headlines the 30th anniversary of Boston Harborfest, the largest Fourth of July celebration in the United States. This fast-paced, highly competitive stadium sailing Act comes to North America for the very first time in its five year history and runs from Thursday, June 30 through Monday, July 4, 2011 at Fan Pier.

Boston’s waterfront will showcase close combat racing on high-tech, high-speed catamarans raced by some of the world’s best skippers. This 11-month global tour spans three continents with eleven top-class teams from eight nations. The award-winning circuit brings together sailors from fifteen different nationalities, including Olympians, America’s Cup winners, world champions and two-time Olympic Gold medalists who race against each other on identical boats along the heart of Boston’s inner harbor. Previous stops for the Extreme Sailing Series™ included Muscat, Oman; Qindao, China; and Istanbul, Turkey and will conclude with races in the United Kingdom, Italy, France and Spain before their final stop in Singapore.

Check out the video below:

Looks pretty awesome.  I haven't seen racing boats like that since the Volvo Race a few years back.

Click (here) for more info.

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