If you have problems to view this message click here.
img
 

San Francisco, 07/08/2014

Bermuda and San Diego shortlisted as America’s Cup venues

 
Bermuda Aerial Media / Download
2011 ACEA/Gilles Martin-Raget / Download
 

 
 

The island of Bermuda and the city of San Diego have been shortlisted as potential host cities for the 35th America’s Cup.

Chicago, which had also been under consideration, is now a likely venue for America’s Cup World Series racing in 2015 and 2016.

“Both Bermuda and San Diego have made very compelling cases to be the host for the next America’s Cup,” said Russell Coutts, Director of the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA). “We will be in good hands with either venue.”

Bermuda is 640 miles (1,030 km) east-southeast of North Carolina. It is known to sailors for the Newport to Bermuda race, as well as the Bermuda Gold Cup match-racing event, both of which have a long history of success on the island and a sterling reputation among sailors. America’s Cup racing in Bermuda would take place close to shore, within the Great Sound.

San Diego is one of only seven cities to have hosted the America’s Cup. When the Cup was previously held there in 1988, 1992 and 1995, the race course was far offshore, on the ocean waters beyond Point Loma. But if San Diego were selected as the venue this time, racing would take place in San Diego Bay, offering incredible viewing opportunities for spectators along the city’s waterfront.

To advance the venue selection process over the coming months, the America’s Cup Event Authority will work closely with both venues to finalize logistics requirements and commercial opportunities, as well as to establish the needed relationships with private and public entities to ensure a successful event.

It is through this process that the final host city for the next America’s Cup will emerge.

“We are now able to focus on two venues that are motivated and enthusiastic at the prospect of hosting the next America’s Cup,” Coutts concluded. “I’m confident that we’re on target to finish with a venue that allows us to achieve our goal of hosting an exciting and successful America’s Cup built on a strong commercial foundation.”

The host city for the next America’s Cup will be announced by ACEA before the end of this year. 

 
   
   
   

 

35th America's Cup Media Contacts

Peter Rusch
Director of PR and Communications
+1 (441) 519 0382
peter.rusch@americascup.com

Tom Webb
Communications Manager
+1 (441) 705 0534
tom.webb@americascup.com

media@americascup.com


 


If you were forwarded this email
and would like to receive the next newsletter directly, click here




Copyright © 2016 America's Cup - All Rights Reserved. Legal Notice.
This message was intended for:: {*to_email*}
For more information on why you're receiving this email, click here.
Update your preferencesUnsubscribeClick here to report email abuse.
America’s Cup Event Authority
Windward Place, Third Floor, 24 Crow Lane,
Pembroke HM19, Bermuda