By Conway Jones, Jr.
The America’s Cup is one of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sports.
The 34th AC World Series took place in San Francisco this past week. Eight nations competed in the series – USA, Sweden, Italy, England, China, New Zealand, France, and Korea. The boats are 45-foot catamarans.
ORACLE TEAM USA COUTTS won the Match Racing Championship. ORACLE TEAM USA SPITHILL won the Fleet Racing/Overall championships.
The first AC World Series event in San Francisco, host city for the 2013 America’s Cup, was hailed as a success by Mayor Edwin M. Lee, who presented the prizes to the top three crews in the Match Racing and Fleet Racing Championships.
The next ACWS regatta in San Francisco is scheduled October 2-7, and will share the Bay alongside Fleet Week, the naval ships of the Pacific Fleet, in one of the largest annual events held in San Francisco.