S.F. Bay Area — California
San Francisco, CA
America's Cup 2013 in San Francisco
America's Cup 2013 Race Route
— Race Route along SF Waterfront
Race Route for America's Cup 2013
America's Cup 2013 Race Route is subject to change, but for now... the 45-minute course will take the majestic 45-foot and 72-foot catamarans along the San Francisco waterfront — Marina Green, Crissy Field, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, along the Embarcadero, before they loop around and pass Treasure Island and Angel Island. The Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Marin County, San Francisco and the East Bay hills is a magnificent backdrop to the race — televised for all the world to see!
AC World Series & Cup Final Schedule
What could be better than showcasing the best sailors in the world, competing on the fastest boats in the world, in one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The 2013 races will be held in the afternoon and last about 45 minutes — each final-round race lasting about an hour. Special programs including live entertainment, news conferences and demonstrations could start as early as 9:30am and continue until midnight on race days.
Race organizers are also considering sending the ships out for a lap outside of the Golden Gate Bridge, to the Pacific Ocean, before returning to the bay.
Stay tuned for Race Route updates...
Past America's Cup races in various parts of the world have forced spectators to be offshore (in boats miles from the coast) to see anything. America's Cup 2013 (in San Francisco) is a different story — spectators will be able to see world-class sailing along the waterfront, against the beautiful backdrop of San Francisco Bay.
During San Francisco's AC World Series 2012, thousands of spectators flocked to the Marina Green to watch the regattas.
America's Cup Official Website