Golden Gate Yacht Club
For much of the finals, it seemed all but certain the next America’s Cup would be contested in New Zealand. After Oracle Team USA’s stunning comeback Wednesday, organizers declared the regatta a success.
An African American sailing group is suing San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club for the right to challenge Oracle Racing as the United States representative to the upcoming America’s Cup.
Newport is a top contender to host the next America’s Cup in 2013, but organizers say the city must ensure that it can complete renovations on the fort that would serve as a village-type environment for the competitors.
Top officials for the America’s Cup flew to Rhode Island to look at possible venues Thursday for the America’s Cup race in Newport.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors budget and finance committee Wednesday considered an alternative proposal to site the 2013 America’s Cup sailing race along the city’s northern waterfront, but postponed a decision until next week.
The so-called host city agreement has been sent to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for approval, with an estimated $150 million price tag for renovations to the port and piers.
The chances of the next America’s Cup being sailed with a backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the Coit Tower improved dramatically Tuesday.