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Old 09-05-2010, 11:21   #1
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America's Cup 34

In a press conference held in Rome on May 7th, the protocols for the next edition of the America's Cup were announced jointly by Russel Couts, representing BMW/Oracle Racing, on behalf of Golden Gate Yacht Club, and Vincenzo Onorato, his counterpart with Mascalzone Latino, on behalf of Club Nautico di Roma, the Challenger of Record.

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From the America's Cup website:

"34th America’s Cup opens with focus on technology

Saturday, May 8th, 2010



"Rome Press Conference embedded on nearly 500 websites on first day

"This week, the 34th America’s Cup was launched with a press conference in the Musei Capitolini in Rome. As BMW ORACLE Racing CEO Russell Coutts said at the time, the room where the press conference was held, the ‘Sala Exedra’, was probably one of the few places in the world where the America’s Cup was the youngest artefact in the room."

To read the entire article, go to:

34th America’s Cup opens with focus on technology « 34th America's Cup

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For a shortened version of what the interested parties have agreed to, check out the report in Friday's 'Lectronic Latitude, which speculates on whether the next running of the America's Cup will be held on San Francisco Bay:

Latitude 38 - 'Lectronic Latitude (scroll down to "Will AC 34 Be Sailed on the Bay?")

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Old 10-05-2010, 21:27   #2
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"...With those 17 words, Russell Coutts buoyed the hopes of every America’s Cup fan who’d like to see the match for the 34th America’s Cup contested on the Bay. Almost as tantalizing was one of the requirements that have been laid down for the next class of America’s Cup boats: they should be able to race in any venue from 5-35 knots. If those two tidbits from yesterday’s press conference in Rome — hosted by BMW Oracle Racing and the Challenger of Record, Club Nautico di Roma — weren’t enough to get you excited about the chances of the next Cup match coming to the Bay, then check your pulse..."

It certainly made my pulse going... As Paul Cayard said "SF Bay is the best sailing stadium in the world." Hard to disagree. The races could be watched by thousands from SF and Angel Island. Unlike Haruaki Bay where fans could watch it mostly from the boat.
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Nice! Do they have to do a 720 if they file a lawsuit?
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Of course, there are no guarantees that someone won't sue someone else over something, but the current edition of the running of the America's Cup already is so much more open and fair than when Ernesto Berterelli held the "Auld Mug" captive. With two honest-to-god yacht clubs as the defender and challenger-of-record, without having to go to the New York courts to establish the simple principle that the challenger-of-record must be a legitimate yacht club, and an up-front schedule for establishing what the sailing platform will be, then a series of races leading up to the final match, this could well be the best racing for the America's Cup ever.

And if they hold the final series on San Francisco Bay, it would, I think, represent a quantum leap forward in the evolution of yacht racing.

Thank you, Larry Ellison, for liberating the America's Cup.

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An update on how the America's Cup in the Sf Bay may be shaping up...

It will take a village to host America's Cup

America's Cup in S.F. a $1.4 billion anchor
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3 million in attendance?

They are smoking some good stuff out there.
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