Exhibition races this summer ahead of the America’s Cup regatta next year may taken place in New York rather than San Francisco.
Neighborhood and environmental groups Friday filed an appeal of the final environmental impact report for the 34th America’s Cup sailing race in San Francisco, the same day Mayor Ed Lee announced a new development agreement with race organizers.
Environmentalists and San Francisco neighborhood groups said they will ask for more time to review how the city plans to minimize the effects boats and crowds will bring when spectators come to watch the America’s Cup yacht race.
The San Francisco Planning Commission listened to public comment Thursday about the draft environmental impact report for the upcoming America’s Cup.
This is the first chance for the public to weigh in on the lengthy draft EIR.
The colorful tented theater that’s been a fixture on the San Francisco waterfront since 1999 will be forced to move because of development for the America’s Cup Race.
The official America’s Cup competitors list has been revealed, and the field, which could still grow, consists of eight teams from seven countries.
The international field represents China, France, Italy, New Zealand, Korea, Sweden and the U.S., and as many as three more teams could be added.
The America’s Cup race is expected to draw millions of spectators to San Francisco, meaning major planning is going into just how all those visitors will get around.
The city attorney approved some potentially costly changes to the terms for bringing the America’s Cup yacht race to San Francisco after the board of supervisors had already approved the deal.