Friday, January 14, 2011

America’s Cup


America’s Cup, so called because the Americans once held the title for so long, is the largest, most prestigious international sailing competition held throughout the world. It is the third biggest economic draw to a major-city after the Olympics, and Soccer’s World Cup. And the next one, to be held in 2013, is coming to San Francisco!

Needless to say, my dad, myself, and anyone else who sails on the bay is stoked. The Golden Gate yacht club won the cup for America last year in Valencia Spain, and now has the very same cup which has passed form victor to victor for over the last 150+ years. Winning the cup is a massive undertaking, not only in sailing skills, but in financial backing.

Oracle is sponsoring America’s team, who will face off against the best sailors in the world in the first America’s Cup to be held in the U.S. in over 15 years! I know it seems strange to get pumped up for something that is over two years away, but trust me, you’re going to want to get front row, bay-side seats to watch this competition. Checkout the trailer video here to get a sneak peek!