The organizers have sketched out a tentative race course for the 34th America’s Cup in July and August 2013. Spectacular sailing and spectator thrills are joint objectives.
Down by the bay
The proposed race area calls for plenty of action close to land in the bay, so good news for landlubbers. Onlookers will catch some action whether at Crissy Field, along the Enbarcadero, in Sausalito, Tiburon, Angel Island, Treasure Island, in the East Bay Hills or on Alcatraz Island. The entire bay acts as a natural amphitheater.
Read about incredible free views of the race from everywhere.
America's Cup trophy
Though it seemed forever and a day in the future at the time of the announcement, Londoners and others will note that the opening day of the 2012 Summer Olympics is just a year away, with the Olympic torch parade arriving on July 27, 2012.
San Francisco made a pitch as finalist for the Olympics for both 2012 and 2016. While New York City won the chance to compete in next year’s event, lost to London, it was Chicago that took the heat against surprise winner Rio de Janeiro for summer 2016. Let us consider sighing in relief; as it turns out, our hands will be quite full.
Eclipsed only in prestige by the Olympics and soccer’s World Cup, the 34th America’s Cup opening day is set for July 4, 2013 and we should realize how quickly the date approaches.
Posted to Yahoo! News on July 27, 2011, read it here