The Scoop on the Americas Cup – What’s Happening #LiveinLuxurySF Blog

As a member of The San Francisco Luxury Marketing Council, I attended a presentation of “America’s Cup – Everything you need to know”, Hosted by Al Nucifora at The City Club at 155 Sansome tonite. Presenter, Napa Valley Vintners’ Association served an array of Napa Boutique Wines and and was introduced as the Official Wine of the America’s Cup. Napa wines will exclusively be served at the events. In Napa Valley, 95% of vineyards are family owned, 80% produce 10,000 cases and less. There are 45 acres of planted vineyards which is only 9% of the county. They will be partnering to offer promotion for visitors to visit Napa during their Bay Area holiday.

The America’s Cup is a series of regatta’s held in top venues around the world, sailing the AC45’s, the fastest catamarans with cutting edge wing sail technology. The marketing message is that this event is “Innovative and Revolutionary”. They have 28 Broadcast Partners, have recieved 5.8 million UTube Views and expect 370K spectators to take in the World Series of Racing.

Time to make your home a short term rental or if you are ready to sell, prepare in time for the quickly approaching race dates!

Pier 39 will be host to the America’s Cup Village and the Finish Line where you can get up close and personal with sailor and take in bands at theAmphitheater.                                  Piers 27/29 Will be home to the International Broadcast and Media Center to coordinate and support more than 1,000 journalists.

Pier 14 will host the Super Yacht Berthing for our yachting visitors.                                    Pier 80 in the Dog Patch is the current home Larry Ellisons’ Oracle Team, winners of the 2011 America’s Cup, where they are now building their AC 72 Racing Catamaran. The Oracle boat plans to debut on the Bay as early as this July, so we can watch her progress as she prepares to take on the challenger, who will be the winner of the best of 9 series.

San Francisco is host to the 3 races, the first event is the Louis Vuitton Cup with match 1 on 1 and fleet racing, held July 4th-September 1st. The winner will go up against Oracle Racing to challenge the title. The America’s Cup will be held from August 18th-26th with the World Series held from October 3rd-7th. Currently regattas can be viewed live in Naples & Venice, Italy.

Aside from the unparalleled race views from the many spectacular waterfront view homes, roof top decks, office buildings, hotel rooms and condo’s in the City, Marina Green will offer a birds eye view of the race course from the start in Crissy Field, under the Golden Gate Bridge, to the finish at Pier 27/29 on this side of treasure island.

Public access to the event will be on Pier 30 &32 where the current cruise terminal is being rebuilt as a LEED certified terminal. Tickets are available through the official sales agent for the San Francisco 2012 America’s Cup World Series [email protected] offering Views, Insider access and a VIP Experience.

The America’s Cup organization is environmentally conscious with the strong message that they will make a sustainable event, carbon neutral and zero waste. No plastic water bottles and everything will be recyclable. They have partnered with Monterey Bay Aquarium, Mission Blue, One World/One Ocean among others for their Healthy Ocean Project.

This world class event will provide our tourism and hospitality industry a boost while providing us with a front row view into what will be sailing history.  I have a feeling more than one or two visitors will leave their hearts in San Francisco and want to move here to enjoy our unique, diverse and exiciting city.  Have your visitors, friends and family contact me for an exclusive selection of luxury homes in all price points for sale in San Francisco during this exciting time.

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