America’s Cup : So close you can feel the spray
Monday, 13 August 2012
The America’s Cup is at the dawn of a new era
An exciting new vision has been established for the next America’s Cup – the World’s best sailors, racing the World’s fastest boats. On faster, more challenging courses – right next to the shore.
Part of this vision is the involvement of superyachts which for the first time will be able to be part of the action. An unprecedented Superyacht Program has been created to provide superyachts and their guests access to the best viewing spots on the course, as well as priority berthing, unrivalled hospitality experiences, a Superyacht Concierge, Superyacht Regatta, exclusive VIP functions and party invitations.
Fraser Yachts, “Operational Partner for the America’s Cup Superyacht Program”, has exclusive access to all the berths available during the various events leading up to and including the America’s Cup.
A unique and breathtaking metropolis
New location, new format
The competition will take place on new and innovative race courses, closer to the shore than ever before.
Superyachts will be given prime positioning along the race course ensuring you have front row seats to the amazing spectacle of these magnificent craft racing around the bay of San Francisco in both one-onone match racing and fleet racing.
The course will take in the famous icon of the spectacular Golden Gate Bridge and pass by the infamous prison island of Alcatraz, while the city of San Francisco also offers renowned museums and art galleries, unique neighborhoods and stunning surroundings to explore, ensuring your guests will have plenty to keep them entertained both on and off the water.
An unprecedented America’s Cup Experience
Superyacht berths are available for rent through Fraser Yachts for each of the different Louis Vuitton Cup and America’s Cup Regattas in San Francisco Bay.
During the summer of 2013 berths will be available for superyachts to moor either stern to or side to on a variety of the citys historic piers located in the bay, including Piers 27 and 29 which will host the America’s Cup Racing Village.
As well as berthing for over 20 superyachts the village will include features such as an amphitheatre for 10,000 fans to watch the racing, entertainment including live music and dance, exhibitions of past America’s Cup winners and other exciting celebrations of the America’s Cup festival.
There are berths reserved for superyachts all along the northern coastline of San Francisco at several of its famous piers. The berthing packages are split into three periods: the LV Cup Round Robins, the LV Cup semi-finals and final and the AC match itself.
The berthing fees will include:
• Berth (excluding utilities)
• Yacht Pennant – providing official access to the on-course mooring
• Concierge service – 24hr concierge hotline to assist with all local logistics
• Two tickets to Club 72 (per race day, ultimate VIP section of the village)
• Two tickets to Louis Vuitton or America’s Cup prize giving ceremonies
• Superyacht Regatta – invitation for yacht to join the regatta and associated events
Piers 27 and 29 will provide the main focus of the event with the location of the Racing Village. Piers 30 and 32 run alongside the team bases and hospitality area and will be initially reserved for yachts associated with participating teams.
Pier 29 = 11 berths, stern to, 30-40m
Pier 27 = 11 berths, stern to, 40-120m
Pier 23 = 2 berths, side to, up to 40m
Pier 19 = 3 berths, side to, 50-80m
Pier 15 = 3 berths, side to, 50-80m
Pier 9 = 6 berths, stern to, 40-60m
Pier 7 = 2 berths, side to, 80m
Pier 5 = 4 berths, stern to, 30m
Pier 30 = 3 berths, side to, 50m
Pier 32 = 2 berths, side to, 80m
Round Robin of IV Cup
July 1 - August 4
Pier 27 south stern tie
All other piers side tie / stern tie
Further details at America’s Cup web site
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Last Updated ( Monday, 13 August 2012 )