Mayor Ed Lee received a letter late Tuesday night, informing him that San Francisco is not one of the three finalists to host the event in 2017.
Even though America’s Cup officials announced they’ve eliminated one of the four remaining contenders for the 2017 regatta, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he’s confident his city is still in the game.
America’s Cup officials have reduced the prospective venues for the next regatta from four to three, and it appears San Francisco has been eliminated.
A prototype wind-powered ferry boat being developed on the San Francisco Bay could eventually lead to bay transportation that uses less fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gases.
San Francisco supervisors and city officials held a hearing to focus on lessons learned from the America’s Cup race held last summer in order to improve their bid for the 2017 competition.
Newly released figures on Monday revealed that the City Of San Francisco lost $11.5 million hosting the 34th America’s Cup—double than what was previously estimated.
The return of the America’s Cup to the San Francisco Bay appears to be experiencing some choppy waters with the organizers threatening to pull out and relocate to another city.
The chance to win a third straight America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA was a bigger allure to skipper Jimmy Spithill than taking a big-money offer from a foreign challenger.
Could San Francisco’s chance to host the next America’s Cup be sailing away? That’s what one of the race organizers recently said, indicating that they were looking at other venues like Hawaii and San Diego.
Sailing officials are talking with other venues about hosting the 35th America’s Cup in 2017 because San Francisco officials haven’t offered the same terms as last year.