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

 

Sail-World.com : America´s Cup - A Time to Celebrate

America´s Cup - A Time to Celebrate

Erik Simonson © www.pressure-drop.us
America´s Cup.

Johnny Mosely made a rare appearance at City Hall in San Francisco today. The Marin County resident was not there to promote another insane ski jumping contest at AT&T park of the steep streets of the Marina District. No sir. Johnny came to MC the event of a lifetime under the Rotunda of City Hall...Directly underneath the golden roof of the Taj-Ma Willie. The board of Supervisors were there, fresh off their late night debate on whom will become the next Mayor of SF... All mute since Gavin T Mayor was still there having postponed his inauguration as Lt Governor to assure the new Board would pick his temporary replacement..so politics roll in 'Baghdad By The Bay'.



Willie Brown was there, as was Larry Baer of the World Champion SF Giants. As was 'The Commisioners Trophy,' less than 100 yards due south, where adoring fans waited patiently in line to have there photo taken with the most special award since, the Auld Mug itself.


But the Day belonged to the Cup, its last trip to City Hall in February 11 months prior.

There has been much agonizing since its last visit. It appeared at times certain to have been and one trip pony. Left at the alter. Always the bridesmaid but never the bride...


Larry Ellison and Gavin Newsom gently floated down the red carpet shortly after 3:00 PM. They looked like newlyweds. Giddy did not begin to describe the air surround the two who sat side by side during the entire event. Yes, San Francisco, fairy tales do come true...The love fest went on for just over on hour with Mayor Newsom lavishing praise on Mr Ellison, praising the city, it's citizens, its often contentious board of Supervisor,a and deservedly so praise to his right hand woman on this project Kyri McClellan.


Larry spoke of his humble beginnings, his early day sailing the tupperwarish Lido 14s out of the Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley. The joy of sailing San Francisco Bay and his first mis-adventure sailing out the gate and praying to God that he would never do it again if he could just get back in. He praised his time sailing with professionals and lavish special love on Russell Coutts, who was absent, apparently bedriddened with pneumonia. (Get well soon Russ!) Larry did indicate he had a great stroke of genius when he figured out that Russell, who had won the Cup for New Zealand and Switzerland would make a great team captain, and better to sail with than against.


Criag Thompson and Richard Woth spoke at length on the logistics and how this Cup will be like none other with drama, excitement and viewing potential unsurpassed. 'The best sailors in the world, sailing the fastest boats in the world in one of the most extraordinary places in the world to sail.' They also showed a power point presentation on the timeline of events. The 45' is due to splash in New Zealand on the 17th and the real racing ' The World Series will occur initially in Europe, in June and make it to the states in September the back to Europe for the finale!


The really great news is the AC 72s will Debut in San Francisco in August of 2012!

The press conference followed almost immediately after. We'll have video of that in its entirety and the SF City Hall Love fest up soon!

America's Cup website: click here
www.pressure-drop.us




by Erik Simonson

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=78893

10:47 AM Thu 6 Jan 2011 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



















2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii
















































Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland remains out front   
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing   
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature   
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston   
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT