Word’s Out- The 34th America’s Cup Series will be held in San Fransisco in 2013. Okay, so the America’s Cup will be coming back to American waters and held on our western coast. So what? It’s not like this hasn’t happened before.
Here’s what’s different about this America’s Cup-There are two new classes of boats: The Catamaran’s are In!
These are the official words from the America’s Cup website:
“The AC45 catamarans will be raced in 2011 and into the first months of 2012. They are designed to give new teams an opportunity to learn wing-sailed multihulls as they design and build their own AC72 – the revolutionary catamarans that will be raced in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup in 2013.”
“We believe this new format and new boat will put the America’s Cup back at the pinnacle of our sport,” said ORACLE Racing CEO Russell Coutts, in announcing the changes in September 2010. “They will give equal opportunity to competitors and long-term economic stability to all teams and all commercial partners. We promised fairness and innovation and this is what we’ve delivered.”
Finally, a chance for us catamaraners to have a shot at the big time races! I don’t know about you, but I want to start practicing so I can have my “A-Game” on for 2013.
Now the question is: Who wants to Get Wet Sailing in America’s Cup 34?