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Old 13-09-2010, 23:22   #46
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The hope is that the new AC 34 protocol will restore some fairness to the AC and tame the big egos to the point to where they are entertaining rather than disgusting. I think, decades ago, the egos were part of the fun and drama.
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The hope is that the new AC 34 protocol will restore some fairness to the AC ...
The Protocol Governing the 34TH America’s Cup ~ DRAFT June 23/10
http://www.americascup.com/media/AC3...ft_23_June.pdf
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Breaking news from San Francisco

S.F. promises money, land for America's Cup
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Pier 50?...way down there?
http://maps.google.com/maps?client=f...ed=0CBYQnwIwAA

I really hope the race is here, regardless of which pier it is staged from.

As the article says, Larry Ellison will be making a decision late this year.
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Instead, Mayor Gavin Newsom's administration is proposing the free use of Port of San Francisco property stretching south of the Bay Bridge from Pier 28 to Pier 50 and a rent-free lease of 66 to 75 years and future development rights for Piers 30-32, an adjacent parking lot and Pier 50 in the South Beach and Mission Bay areas.
The area stretches from the foot of the bay bridge to the far side of Pac Bell park and is PRIME waterfront. Most of the piers in question are in terrible disrepair. 30-32, where events such as KFOG Kaboom have been held for years now no linger are considered structurally sound enough to support safely the massive crowds and have been closed to events.

But the property is amazing. Given the need for berthing for many teams competing in the earlier races, the long San Francisco deep water port would be an ideal place to build the infrastructure needed to support the events.

And that long term lease, rent free, is nothing to sneeze at. This could be a very lucrative opportunity for development for Ellison.

Might actually be a win win situation!

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More breaking news: The SF supervisors just approved the plan to support bringing America's Cup 34 to San Francisco by a vote of 9-2.
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You're correct, Bash . . . here's a link to the full story in today's edition of 'Lectronic Latitude:

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Supes Say Yes!


October 6, 2010 – City Hall



(Click on the photo to enlarge it.)

Hurrah! Two steps closer to the AC!

© 2010 America's Cup / Carlo Borlenghi

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The chances that San Francisco will host the next running of the America's Cup were greatly enhanced yesterday, according to this report in today's 'Lectronic Latitude:

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"Yesterday, Mayor Gavin Newsom introduced legislation supported by a majority of the Board of Supervisors to bring the 34th America's Cup to San Francisco Bay. The legislation is a binding-agreement version of a handshake deal . . ."

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Did anyone think that this was not going to come off? Please! S.F. is, if not the number one tourist destination in the world, it's not far from it. Can you imagine the spectacle on fisherman's wharf. The fleet in full sail around Alcatraz with Sausalito, the GG bridge in the vista. I'm going and that's all there is to it.
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If you were to realize how cantankerous the SF Board of Supervisors are, you'd marvel that they have reached agreement on anything..
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From "lectronic Latitude 11/22/10
"If you were one of the dozens of people who showed up October 4 for the Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee meeting to support San Francisco's bid to host America's Cup 34, then you know the impact your presence made on the tenor of the public comment. If you missed it, you have a second chance. The Host City Agreement is in the process of being shepherded through the channels of City government and the next step we'll have access to is a special Port Comission meeting tomorrow (Correction, the meeting will be a week from tomorrow, November 30) at the Ferry Building's Port Comission Hearing Room located on the building's second floor at 9:30 a.m. The next opportunity will be the Board of Supervisors' Budget and Finance Committee meeting a week from this Wednesday, December 1 in Room 263 at City Hall. The agenda has not been issued yet, so we don't know the exact time. We will keep you updated in 'Lectronic Latitude. In the meantime, plan on bringing as many people as you can; six of the 11 Supes have co-authored the HCA, which bodes well for its acceptance, but we'd prefer a greater margin for error. So come on down and show your support!"

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"November 24, 2010 – City Hall

Apparently the revised budget figures that have been cropping up around the Host City Agreement negotiated between BMW Oracle Racing and San Francisco have delayed the approval process. Now the agreement will not come before the Board of Supervisors' Budget and Finance Committee until December 8 at 11 a.m. in Room 263 at City Hall. Being pushed back a week means that the HCA will not go before the full board — if it's approved by the committee — until December 14. However, the Port Commission special meeting will still be held next Tuesday at 9:30 a.m on the second floor fo the Ferry building. If you can make one or both meetings, come on by!?"

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If you were to realize how cantankerous the SF Board of Supervisors are, you'd marvel that they have reached agreement on anything..
All big cities, not just S.F. are like that, but ... when the payoff's start, their tune will change. . Always works that way. And don't forget where Larry Ellison is from.
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All big cities, not just S.F. are like that, but ... when the payoff's start, their tune will change. . Always works that way. And don't forget where Larry Ellison is from.
In just the last month the SF sups have tried to ban Mc Donalds 'happy meals' and all circumcisions within city limits.
Every year they try to ban the Blue Angles Air Show because it might tramitize people from the Middle East. How querky is that!
I arrived in the SF Bay at the age of 29 in 1969 and lived and worked from SF to San Jose until until 2000. This AC stuff is just a blip on their radar.
And accross the bay we have the Peoples Republic of Berkely.

Social reform is an art form to SF.
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In just the last month the SF sups have tried to ban Mc Donalds 'happy meals' and all circumcisions within city limits.
Every year they try to ban the Blue Angles Air Show because it might tramitize people from the Middle East. How querky is that!
I arrived in the SF Bay at the age of 29 in 1969 and lived and worked from SF to San Jose until until 2000. This AC stuff is just a blip on their radar.
And accross the bay we have the Peoples Republic of Berkely.

Social reform is an art form to SF.
hahaha, i guess they are from a different dimension. if it happens, i wonder what they'll do fo accommodating the spectator fleet?
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