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America’s Cup Challenger Series 2013: First Day of Head-to-Head Races | SF

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Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 12:15 pm | Cost: FREE
America’s Cup Park | Pier 27, San Francisco, CA

Event Details

America’s Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup & Summer of Racing | July 4 – August 30

The Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, is used as the selection series to determine who will race the Defender in the America’s Cup Finals. This is a round-robin racing series throughout July and August.

Where to Watch
The America’s Cup Park is located on Pier 27/29 and the America’s Cup Village at Marina Green.

Standing room is free from the shoreline, but tickets are required for bleacher seating. Screens will be located in both venues.

At the America’s Cup Park on Pier 27/29 you can also enjoy a free ride in the Flying on Water 4D AC72 simulator, learn about the science of sailing, meet athletes, relax in bean bags and listen to DJs in the Puma Yard, and play in the Kids’ Zone.

You can also view the races for free in person anywhere else along the Marina, Crissy Field, or from Angel Island.

After many delays, some due to weather and some due to protests,  Saturday, July 13, 2013, will be the first head-to-head race between Italy’s Luna Rossa and Emirates Team New Zealand, as part of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series.

Well, at least the races are “scheduled,” so we recommend you check the official site before heading out just to make sure the races are still “on.”

  • 10 am: AC72s on moorings at America’s Cup Park
  • 10:45 am: Dock-Out Show at America’s Cup Park featuring crew members from both teams – media able to interview the sailors
  • 12:15 pm: Race start – Viewable from America’s Cup Village at Marina Green; race finish viewable and close proximity to America’s Cup Park

After the races, there will be a free afternoon concert starting at 3 pm with local bands The Sam Chase, Down and Outlaws, Mahgeetah at the America’s Cup Pavilion.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Sports & Wellness
Address: Pier 27, San Francisco, CA