Record crowds are expected this week as the next leg of the America’s Cup World Series takes place on San Francisco Bay, beginning today and running through Sunday.
The racing will coincide with Fleet Week, which on its own usually draws about a half million spectators, according to ACWS officials. The conversion of the two events would likely make it the largest crowd ever to watch a sailing race in North America, possibly the world. Read More
Oracle Team USA dominated every phase of the America’s Cup World Series events Thursday, with Jimmy Spithill’s team beating Luna Rossa-Piranha in its match race and taking the second fleet race. Spithill’s Oracle teammate Russell Coutts won the other fleet race. Read More
Spend a few minutes talking to Jimmy Spithill, skipper for Oracle Racing Spithill, and you will quickly learn two things: he loves competitive sailing, and he wants everyone else to love it as much as he does.He gave many reasons why he was looking forward to the America’s Cup taking place in San Francisco, but one came to mind before the others.“I think it’ll really showcase to people how cool the boats are and how cool it is to watch,” he said. Read More