34th America's Cup: multihulls!

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  2. Doug Lord
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    34th AC in San Francisco!

    Thanks, Randy-where did you come up with that?
     
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    WELL :rolleyes:
    When they make up their minds I hope it is San Fransisco. :cool:
     
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    34th AC in San Francisco!

    Purported letter from the Commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club published on SA:

    In a letter to Golden Gate Yacht Club members at 2:02 pm today:

    AC Update

    December 31, 2010

    SF Wins Bid for AC 34


    It's official. San Francisco will be the host City for the 34 edition of the America's Cup. After a very detailed and exhaustive negotiation, our venue team and the City of San Francisco have come to terms with a program that should make this 34th edition of the Cup the most spectacular to date.

    Dates for the event are tentatively set for summer of 2013 for the Challenger/Defender series and early fall for the America's Cup Defense series.

    The Board of Directors and our negotiating team would like to thank all of our members for their long standing support and patience as we carefully worked out the details of this host city agreement. As one can imagine, this was not a simple affair and has been called the most complex agreement in the Cups long history.

    That said, we, the Golden Gate Yacht Club, have much to do and look forward to in the coming weeks and months in the dial-up to the most anticipated AC event.

    Happy New Year,

    Marcus Young

    Commodore

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    Someone else posted that this was released in error!! Don't know who or what to believe-I guess we'll know at 10 EST tonight?
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I love multihulls (well, all boats) but I don't think they should be used for this sort of one on one match racing.
    The Cup needs to get back to a one design monohull or rating rule formula and a price limit has to be set on hull construction and sail wardrobes. Something in the region of being affordable for a small syndicate, say $1million US? A rule that would make the skills of the competitors more important than 500 hours in a test tank.
    Only then will we truly see the best of the world's sailors being able to compete equally in this race, not those who can afford to charge enough through reputation to be paid professionally.
    Can you imagine 50-60 yachts competing in eliminations for the Cup? would be nicer than the select few that turn up, made of unobtanium and paid for by billion dollar corporations.......as far as I'm concerned, the last interesting America's cup was off Fremantle.
     
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    Typhoon said:- "Don't get me wrong, I love multihulls (well, all boats) but I don't think they should be used for this sort of one on one match racing."

    Who said the AC was about "Match Racing". That is just something that sort of crept in over the years.
    The original contest was for the fastest boat. :eek:
     
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    Lots of duplicate stories out now

    ►San Francisco gets 2013 America's Cup - Wire - NewsObserver.com1 hour ago - San Francisco won the bidding to host the America's Cup in 2013, which will be sailed in fast catamarans with a backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, ...
    www.newsobserver.com/2010/12/.../san-francisco-gets-2013-americas.htmlSan Francisco wins America's Cup | San Francisco Business Times1 hour ago - San Francisco, CA News - View Daily Local Business News, Resources & more in San Francisco, California.
    www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/.../san-francisco-wins-americas-cup.htmlSan Francisco selected to host America's Cup3 hours ago - San Francisco will host the next America's Cup, heralding a potential renaissance in the sport of sailing and a major boon to the local economy, ...
    www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/12/31/...DTL&tsp...San Francisco to host 2013 America's Cup - Yahoo! News1 hour ago - San Francisco will be the site of the 2013 America's Cup, officials said Friday, with a Silicon Valley billionaire giving the "City by the Bay" its first ...
    news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110101/sp_nm/us_sailing_americas_5America's Cup organizers confirm San Francisco has won bid for ...8 hours ago - Two people close to the America's Cup negotiations have confirmed that San Francisco will be the host of the yacht race in 2013. (Getty Images file photo) ...
    www.sfexaminer.com/local/.../souces-say-san-francisco-has-americas-cupSan Francisco gets 2013 America's Cup sailing race - More Sports ...2 hours ago - San Francisco has won the bidding to host the America's Cup in 2013.
    sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/more/.../sailing.americas.cup.san.francisco.ap/San Francisco Will Host 34th America's Cup - The Bay Citizen16 minutes ago - After months of hardball negotiations, the organizers of the America's Cup sailing regatta announced Friday that the 34th edition of ...
    www.baycitizen.org/americas-cup/.../san-francisco-will-host-34th-americas/San Francisco picked to host 2013 America's Cup | Washington Examiner1 hour ago - Comments (0) · "Bookmark Share · Print. By: The Associated Press 12/31/10 7:11 PM The Associated Press. San Francisco picked to host 2013 America's Cup. ...
    washingtonexaminer.com/.../san-francisco-picked-host-2013-americas-cupSan Francisco picked to host 2013 America's Cup - Sports- NBC Sports2 hours ago - The World Cup finally made it to Africa in 2010 and plans were made to send football's showpiece to even more new destinations. ...
    nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/40867332/ns/sports/
     
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    Typhoon, should there be match racing in the next Cup this is what Randy Reynolds said about match racing multihulls:

     
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    34th AC-San Francisco wins!

    From the SF Mayors office and the front page of SA:

    Mayor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement after San Francisco was selected to host the 34th America’s Cup:

    “The selection of San Francisco today to host the 34th America’s Cup marks the beginning of an extraordinary new chapter for our City and for the sport of sailing. Together, San Francisco and the ORACLE Racing Team have seized a tremendous opportunity to showcase sailing in the magnificent amphitheater of San Francisco Bay, provide jobs and a more than $1 billion boost to our City’s economy and transform the America’s Cup experience. The strength of San Francisco’s bid and the enormous benefits it will provide to the City and to the team are the result of months of hard work, negotiations and overwhelming support from throughout the City and State. San Francisco truly came together to support this bid, from the Board of Supervisors, Port of San Francisco and the City’s elected family to major business, labor and environmental and community leaders in the San Francisco America’s Cup Organizing Committee. I want to thank Larry Ellison, the entire ORACLE Racing Team and the Golden Gate Yacht Club for their commitment to San Francisco as we begin this strong new partnership with the America’s Cup Event Authority. Today, San Francisco celebrates that the America’s Cup is coming to San Francisco Bay. We are ready to get to work right away in 2011 to deliver on this remarkable opportunity for the City and for the America’s Cup.”
     
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    34th AC- the challengers-

    From Scuttlebutt Europe today:

    Sixth Entry Confirmed For 34th America's Cup
    America's Cup event organizers have confirmed the sixth entry for the 34th America's Cup in 2013. The official announcement by the team is expected soon.

    "What a great way to start off the new year, with our official host city San Francisco in place and now the announcement of our sixth entry," said Iain Murray, Regatta Director for the 34th America's Cup and CEO of America's Cup Race Management (ACRM). "I'm looking forward to having more good news to share, with the launch of the first AC45 later this month."

    This sixth entry joins previously announced challenges from Italy (Mascalzone Latino), France (ALEPH), and Sweden (Artemis Racing). A fourth challenger has been accepted but has yet to disclose any details of its entry, while ORACLE RACING from the United States has been accepted as a defender candidate by the Golden Gate Yacht Club.

    The entry process and validation procedures are set out in the America's Cup Rules and can be found at www.americascup.com

    The entry period for the 34th America's Cup runs November 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.

    * Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has been named Ambassador at Large for the 34th America's Cup.

    "Gavin Newsom was the driving force behind the 34th America's Cup coming to San Francisco," said Russell Coutts, CEO, ORACLE RACING, the team owned by Larry Ellison that won the Cup for San Francisco's Golden Gate Yacht Club in February 2010. "We expect the next America's Cup to attract fans from around the world and Lieutenant Governor Newsom will help ensure that the Bay Area will be presented in the best possible way."

    As the first-ever Ambassador at Large for the America's Cup, Newsom will support the America's Cup Event Authority in its efforts to create a superior fan and participant experience both on and off the water. In addition, the Lieutenant Governor will help assist in attracting and welcoming visitors from other states and abroad to California and San Francisco for America's Cup events.
    www.americascup.com/
     
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    34th AC----First AC 45 Launched

    Well, this is interesting. But where are the curved foils? Look closely at the leading edge of the wing-looks like it is wrapped in fabric of some kind?


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    photos by Giles-Martin Raget
     

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