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America's Cup World Series 2012-2013
34th America's Cup 2013

Congrats Oracle Team USA!
Winners of the 34th America's Cup 2013

History was made on September 25, 2013 when Team Oracle USA pulled off a stunning comeback and won the 34th America's Cup (score 9-8) with a 44-second victory over the Kiwis. After winning 9 consecutive races, Team Oracle USA capped the greatest comeback in America's Cup history. Way to go Oracle Team USA!


- America's Cup Finals
- 34th America's Cup
- AC World Series 2012-2013 Schedule
- Louis Vuitton Cup
- America's Cup Concert Series
- America's Cup Village
- America's Cup Park @ Pier 27
- Spectator Viewing & Giant Video Screens

Watch 30-second video below of Kiwi's (New Zealand Team) victory wave to the crowds after beating the Luna Rossa (Italian Team) in the first two-boat race of the Louis Vuitton Cup on July 13, 2013.
Note: Click on little box on bottom right of picture to watch video on full screen.

 

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34th America's Cup - San Francisco
San Francisco beat out Newport, Rhode Island and Italy to host the prestigious 2013 America's Cup Sailing Race. The America's Cup is held every 3-5 years — it's the third biggest international sporting event behind the Olympics and the World Cup.

On September 25, 2013, Larry Ellison and Oracle Team USA (of the Golden Gate Yacht Club) capped the greatest comback in America's Cup history after winning 9 consecutive races and sailing to victory with a 44-second lead over the Kiwis.

On February 14, 2010, Larry Ellison and the BMW Oracle Racing Team (of the Golden Gate Yacht Club) sailed to victory, winning the 33rd America's Cup in Valencia. BMW Oracle Racing become the first American team to win the America’s Cup since 1992 when America3 defeated Il Moro de Venezia off San Diego. As is tradition, the winner of the race determines when and where the next America's Cup will take place. The city's dream became a reality when Oracle's Larry Ellison (who hails from the SF Bay Area), chose San Francisco to host the 34th America's Cup,

Qualifying Matches,
Pre-Event Races and Cup Final

In September 2010, race organizers picked a new class of boats for the 2012-2013 contest (in addition to the 45-footers) — 72-foot catamarans, capable of regularly exceeding speeds of 30 knots. The next Cup will include qualifying matches and pre-event races around the world, with as many as 74 races over 30 days between July and September.

34th America's Cup
The 34th America's Cup consists of three different stages:

  • America's Cup World Series
  • Louis Vuitton Cup
  • America's Cup Finals

AC World Series 2012 Schedule
— Congrats Oracle Team USA!
The America's Cup World Series 2012 opening event took place in San Francisco (regattas combined qualifying and championship racing Aug. 21-26, 2012). The first series of races involved 11 different boats representing eight international teams. Oracle Team USA, with skipper Russell Coutts, won the Match Race Championship and teammate Jimmy Spithill finished first in the overall Fleet Race Championship. You couldn't have asked for a better outcome on San Francisco Bay in front of thousands of local cheering fans!

The second AC World Series 2012 event took place during San Francisco's annual Fleet Week (October 2-7, 2012) before heading to Italy.

AC World Series 2013 Schedule
Apr. 16-21, 2013 - Naples, Italy
May 14-19, 2013 - Venice, Italy

Louis Vuitton Cup
The regatta returns to San Francisco for the Louis Vuitton Cup.

Louis Vuitton Cup
July 4-Aug. 30, 2013 - San Francisco
LVC Semi-Finals: Aug 6-14
LVC Finals: Aug 17-30

Red Bull Youth America's Cup
Sept. 1-4, 2013 - San Francisco

America's Cup (AC) Finals
Races culminate in the America's Cup Finals.

America's Cup Finals
Sept. 7-25, 2013 - San Francisco

- America's Cup Village
- America's Cup Park @ Pier 27
- Spectator Viewing & Giant Video Screens



America's Cup Concert Series
@ America's Cup Park & Pavilion
- San Francisco Waterfront Concerts

America's Cup Pavilion, located between Piers 27 and 29 in San Francisco, will host the America's Cup Concert Series — fun summer waterfront concerts from mid-May through October 2013.

America's Cup Village @ Marina Green
The America's Cup Village (opened August 21, 2012) is located at the Marina Green, overlooking San Francisco Bay. Free admission to main public area. Ticketing bleacher seating areas are situated in front of the AC Village. Sports commentary and giant video screens display live racing action. America’s Cup merchandise, food, wine, beer and beverages can be purchased at the AC Village. Water stations are also located throughout the area. Open daily 10am-6pm.

America's Cup Park @ Piers 27/29
America's Cup Park is located at Piers 27/29 along the Embarcadero. Admission is free and features a daily, informative race show program, food and beverages, the Louis Vuitton Exhibition, AC merchandise store, Sports Bar... and more! During race days, the AC Pavilion features live race footage and commentary on a giant screen — it's great to watch and hear all the action live and see boat speeds as they compete against each other. Arrive early to get your spot along the waterfront — expect crowds.

Spectator Viewing along Waterfront,
Race Commentary & Video Screens

- America's Cup Village at Marina Green
- America's Cup Park at Piers 27/29

For the first time in America's Cup history, spectators can watch the AC world-class sailing along the waterfront, against the beautiful backdrop of San Francisco Bay, including the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz — a direct contrast to previous AC races where spectators had to be offshore (in boats miles from the coast) to see anything. Race spectators will get to see all the action along the Marina Green (America's Cup Village), Chrissy Field and on Angel Island and the Marin Headlands, from high-rise buildings, on rooftops — and on a multi-million dollar viewing section at Pier 27/29 (America's Cup Pavilion. Bring binoculars for an up-close view of the competing teams.



Bleacher seats are also located in front of the America's Cup Village at the Marina Green — tickets are pricey, but the views are spectacular, especially from the top tier seats! Race commentary is provided along the Marina Green — it makes a huge difference if you have a great sports commentator explaining what's happening during each phase of the race. This is one of the benefits of coming down to the waterfront to watch the races live.

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Races will also be shown via large video screens at the America's Cup Village at the Marina Green, in Union Square, along the Embarcadero, and at Justin Herman Plaza. Helicopters flying overhead will broadcast the race live on TV. Races will also be streamed live on the internet and televised around the world. The 2013 races will be held in the afternoon and last about 45 minutes, with each final-round race lasting an hour. Programs including live entertainment, news conferences and demonstrations could start as early as 9:30am and continue until midnight on race days.

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!

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America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Oracle Team USA catamarans - America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, UK Team catamaran, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, New Zealand Team catamaran, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, San Francisco, CA - pic taken from top tier of bleacher seats at Marina Green, overlooking SF Bay - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup World Series 2012 Team Work Bases at AC Village at Marina Green, overlooking SF Bay, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup World Series 2012-2013 - Team Booths at AC Village at Marina Green, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com America's Cup World Series 2012-2013 - AC Village at Marina Green, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup World Series 2012-2013, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup World Series 2012-2013 - the best sailors; the fastest boats, San Francisco, CA - © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America's Cup 2013 in San Francisco Bay


America's Cup Trophy in San Francisco City Hall

Larry Ellison, Winner of America's Cup in San Francisco

America's Cup Trophy Award in San Francisco City Hall

USA-17 Trimaran
The ginormous USA-17 Trimaran that won the 33rd America's Cup arrived in San Francisco in March 2011. The carbon fiber mast (bigger than a 747 wing) USA-17 used to win the Cup is 223 feet. The vertical clearance of the Bay Bridge is 220 feet (for the east it's 191 feet) — looks like a smaller mast will be needed to fit under the bridge! It will no doubt a huge draw for millions of spectators from around the world.

America's Cup Trophy
The 33rd America's Cup trophy was on display at the Golden Gate Yacht Club, located on the SF waterfront — it was the first time in 15 years that it was back on U.S. soil.
After Oracle Team USA's historic win on September 25, 2013, the 34th America's Cup Trophy will once again be back on display in San Francisco.

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Larry Ellison' ABC interview

Video story of the America's Cup arriving in SF Airport February 2010

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