The primary organizer of the 2013 America’s Cup in San Francisco — a boat race with the oldest active trophy in international sport — is also well-schooled in parks. He is the chairman of the board of the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy and a Recreation and Park Department commissioner.As America’s Cup Organizing Committee chair, what are your responsibilities from now until 2013? Read More
On the America’s Cup to-do list for the next two years: Make plans and review the heck out of them. Demolish some buildings, build others. Design and erect yachts, then race them. Attract hundreds of thousands of people and then entertain them. And what else?
Oh yeah — pay for it all.
Two entities — the America’s Cup Organizing Committee and the America’s Cup Event Authority — are tasked with raising a total of $300 million. Read More