- Author: Mike Shoe2
- Category: Travel
- Issue: Nov 2011
The America’s Cup Experience Returns to San Diego
The America’s Cup World Series sailing regatta is coming to San Diego Bay, Nov. 12-20, 2011. After an almost 20-year absence, the America’s Cup has been revamped since its last stop in San Diego in 1995 with a new race format, new boats and new technology.
The AC World Series, a new global circuit of sailing regattas, features the sport’s best athletes competing on some of the most physically demanding boats in the world – the AC45 wing-sailed catamarans, capable of speeds of up to 35 mph.
High adrenaline racing will take place inside San Diego Bay, where spectators can watch the action up close, in some cases just feet from the fleet. In addition to racing, the series stop will feature the all-ages AC Race Village with activities on Broadway Pier, spectator grandstands, interactive simulators that depict on-the-water conditions, concession booths and a nightly entertainment schedule.
For information on how to plan a trip to San Diego for the America’s Cup World Series, including hotel rates, visit http://hotels.americascup.com.
Event Name: America’s Cup World Series – San Diego
Date: Nov. 12-20, 2011 (No racing on Monday, Nov. 14 or Tuesday, Nov. 15)
Location: San Diego Bay – Broadway Pier, W. Broadway and N. Harbor Dr.
Time: Racing starts at 1 p.m. PST everyday except Sunday; Sunday racing starts at 2 p.m. (all race times are pending weather)
Viewing Areas: Free viewing along the waterfront and on Harbor Islands
Ticket Prices: Corporate hospitality available
Live Racing: Can’t make it to San Diego? Catch all races live from the web at http://americascup.virtualeye.tv/