The AC World Series will hit the waters of San Diego from November 12-20. For ORACLE Racing, the regatta is a return to their second home. The winner of the 33rd America’s Cup spent 16 months in San Diego from August 2008 to December 2009 getting the giant trimaran USA 17 ready for the contest she won in February 2010.
“That was a memorable experience,” said ORACLE Racing skipper Jimmy Spithill. “San Diego was ideal for us to put in the hard yards preparing for the Cup. The hospitality and support we received locally was great for our team spirit. We’re really looking forward to a return.”
San Diego is a former America’s Cup host city (1988-1995). The racecourse was situated three miles off Point Loma in Pacific Ocean, but for the AC World Series it will be center stage in the harbor.
“San Diego is an awesome arena for this type of racing,” said Spithill. “People will be able to watch the action from their homes, offices, hotels and all along the harbor front. It’s going to be fantastic.”
If you can get yourself to San Diego in the next week, you’re sure to get a spectacular show. For more information, go to www.americascup.com.