Last Thursday, November 17th, Team InternScout visited Teams China, Team USA, and Team France at the 34th America’s Cup World Series taking place on the beautiful San Diego Bay.
The America’s Cup, one of the oldest running international sporting events, will culminate in San Francisco Bay with a duel between 72-foot catamaran multi-hulled sailing boats. The term “America’s Cup” refers to the trophy, one of the oldest in sports, given out to the winner of the sailing race – the first trophy was presented in 1851.
InternScout’s Program Manager, Kristin and Program Coordinator, Flavia watched live as first and second-place boats, France and China sailed into view. “It was just incredible that such a significant international event was taking place right down the street from the InternScout office!,” said Kristin.
After the race, Team InternScout paused for a snapshot in front of the supposedly haunted sailing ship, the Star of India, where legend has it that ghosts of several unfortunate sailors and passengers haunt many of the decks and cabins. According to Flavia, the world’s oldest active iron-hull ship, built in 1863, is just one of the many wonderful attractions that draws tourists from around the world to visit San Diego.