sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : America's Cup: San Francisco named as sole US venue option

America's Cup: San Francisco named as sole US venue option

'33rd America’s Cup - BMW ORACLE Racing - USA Victory Tour - Day 1 - Leaving Valencia'    BMW Oracle Racing © Photo Gilles Martin-Raget    Click Here to view large photo

Larry Ellison's hometown, San Francisco, has been named as the sole US Defence venue option for the 34th America's Cup by the Defender Golden Gate Yacht Club.

In a just released statement, Golden Gate YC says that the West Coast city 'has put forward a strong, wellrounded venue proposal, and is now the only city in the USA under consideration to host the 34th America’s Cup match.'

The decision excuses from further consideration other bids from San Diego, Long Beach and Newport, RI, however European options are still under consideration including the venue for the 32nd and 33rd America's Cup, the Spanish city of Valencia.

However it is believed that all US venues will participate in future Louis Vuitton Trophy series in some future time.

The announcement continues: 'The 34th America’s Cup is scheduled for 2013 or 2014, the year to be determined by infrastructure development lead-times.

'Our team has said from the outset that San Francisco and the Bay Area have the potential to provide a superb stage on which to host a memorable America’s Cup,' commented Russell Coutts, CEO of BMW Oracle Racing. 'Our team owner, Larry Ellison, has called the Bay ‘a fantastic natural amphitheatre’.'

'In being granted status as the sole venue candidate in the USA, San Francisco can forge ahead with plans to provide the necessary facilities for the America's Cup along the City's waterfront, south of the Bay Bridge. It also now allows San Francisco to 'nationalize' their efforts and to seek support from the State of California and the federal government in Washington, D.C.'


America’s Cup sites in San Francisco -  Erik Simonson/ h2oshots.com ©  
No announcement is made of exactly where in San Francisco the racing will be conducted, however it is certain that the 34th America's Cup will be sailed in excellent breezes. The yacht to be sailed in the regatta is yet to be announced however it is now certain to be moderate to heavy air orientated.

Golden Gate Yacht Club have taken it on themselves to make the decision on the venue, citing their right to do so under the 19th century Deed of Gift. 'Under the Cup’s governing rules, the Deed of Gift written in 1852, the winner and hence Defender for the next Match chooses the venue.'

That is a very interesting comment, given that the Challenger, under the same document has the right to name the yacht to be used and time of the Match (subject to certain constraints imposed by the Deed of Gift).

Despite the provisions of the Deed of Gift, the process for the selection of the yachts to be used seems to be a Defender led process, with the Challenger, Club Nautico di Roma taking a less proactive role. Indications from some Challengers appear to be that they expect that they will be told the parameters of the next match, although they have had discussions with the Defender since the 33rd America's Cup.

A series of trials involving 44ft monohulls and 40ft catamarans will be stage in Valencia, later this month, following which an announcement is expected as to whether the America's Cup will be sailed in a 22metre monohull or multiihull. The clear preference of the Challengers seem to be for a monohull, and few understand why a multihull is still under consideration.

San Francisco’s Mayor Gavin Newsom takes up the running: 'We are very honored to lead a national effort to host the 34th America’s Cup. Larry Ellison has a transformative vision for hosting the Cup on San Francisco Bay, and we are prepared to leverage the nation’s support to make this a coast-to-coast campaign and to realize that vision.'


Other US cities have been excited by the prospect of hosting the America’s Cup match, notably Newport, Rhode Island where Cup racing was held from 1930 through 1983, San Diego, California which hosted Cup defenses in 1988, 1992 and 1995, and Long Beach, California, site of the 1984 Olympic yachting regatta and the annual Congressional Cup.

BMW Oracle Racing's CEO, Russell Coutts said, 'We are extremely grateful to the other American candidates. Their disappointment is understandable as each would have been a great host city in its own
right. And we appreciate their offers of support to San Francisco going forward.

Strong expressions of interest from four European countries are also being studied by the American Defender. GGYC/BOR will announce a final decision on the venue, along with the date and other details of the next America’s Cup by the end of this year.




The San Francisco Chronicle reports on the perceived economic benefit of staging the 34th America's Cup in USA: (Mayor) Newsom has said the cup 'arguably is five Super Bowls in terms of stimulus.' The NFL estimates the Super Bowl generates $300 million to $500 million in local economic impact.

A city-commissioned study is due to be released next week on the economic benefit of holding the cup, which comprises months of races, but one city official said it would bring 'hundreds of millions of dollars' into local coffers and create 'thousands of jobs.'

As winner of the most recent cup, the decision on where the next regatta will be held lies with Ellison and his team. They intend to pick a site by the end of this year.

Officials in San Diego and Newport lobbied Ellison, but the Oracle CEO told a San Francisco audience in February that 'this has always been my favorite place to sail.'


Last month, Tom Ehman, spokesman for BMW Oracle Racing, said: 'Larry Ellison has said all along his top choice is San Francisco.'

The city has distinct advantages - its northern waterfront is one edge of a natural amphitheater also bounded by the Marin Headlands and Angel Island.

Races would primarily be run between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, city officials have said, giving spectators along Crissy Field, Marina Green and Fisherman's Wharf a front-row seat to a contest that has sometimes been held miles offshore.

For the full story in the SF Chronicle click here




by Richard Gladwell

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=71689

8:14 AM Thu 8 Jul 2010 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 America's Cup

Related News Stories:

27 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle Team USA under stress
23 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ designers reveal AC72 secrets
22 May 2014  America's Cup: Artemis death verdict 'result of an human act'
10 May 2014  A year after the Artemis incident, the sailors tell of the pain
01 May 2014  America's Cup: Oracle and Team NZ tech insights - Free lecture tonight
16 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced
14 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess
12 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Coutts claims ISAF Jury on a crusade, backs Kiwi report
10 Apr 2014  America's Cup: Two Kiwis escape hometown action in AC45 rules ruckus
03 Apr 2014  34th America's Cup: A Match of three weeks - Part 3 - Under the Pump
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World











International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA








No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi   
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition   
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos   
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show   
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT