August 22, 2012
For the first time in the San Francisco’s history, the world’s top racing yachts will convene on the Bay for a series of regattas, culminating in next year’s America’s Cup finals. The 2012-13 America’s Cup World Series starts Aug. 22 with the first of four events leading up to next year’s Louis Vuitton Cup. Eight teams and 11 boats will race Aug. 22-26 and Oct. 2-7 off the Marina Green before moving on to other World Series events, including Venice and Naples. Challengers will compete in the San Francisco Bay from July 4-Sept. 1 for the right to face Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup Finals from Sept. 7-22.