America's Cup: The Kids are all right - Opti sailors taste the AC45

New Zealand Optimist team line up for the big day out on an AC45

After the Toyota National Optimist Championships concluded in Auckland, New Zealand on Easter Monday, the five sailors in the New Zealand team were invited out for a sail on Oracle racing's AC45. A good picture speaks a thousand words, but the looks on these young sailor's faces speak volumes.

Does it get any better than this when you are a kid?

We don't think so.

For the sailors' view of the day http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/Americas-Cup:-From-Opti-to-AC45---the-stuff-of-dreams/82937!click_here

New Zealand national Optimist Champion, Leonard Takahashi-Fry on the handlebars of the AC45

New Zealand national Optimist Champion, Leonard Takahashi-Fry on the handlebars of the AC45

New Zealand national Optimist Champion, Leonard Takahashi-Fry on the handlebars of the AC45

New Zealand national Optimist Champion, Leonard Takahashi-Fry on the handlebars of the AC45

27/04/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 Test Event - Day 2

27/04/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 Test Event - Day 2

27/04/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 Test Event - Day 2

27/04/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 Test Event - Day 2

27/04/2011 - Auckland (NZL) - 34th America's Cup - AC45 Test Event - Day 2

Taking in the moment - an unforgettable experience