America’s Cup World Series set for San Francisco

Posted on

The America’s Cup has already begun for San Francisco with the arrival of rigid-hull inflatable boats and “mark boats” that will be used during this year’s World Series and next year’s races.

The vessels arrived at Svendsen’s Boat Works on the Oakland Estuary, according to the Alameda (Calif.) Sun.

“This signifies a ramp-up in preparation for the first racing events on the San Francisco Bay of the 34th America’s Cup, the America’s Cup World Series, a two-part event to be held on Aug. 21-26 and Oct. 2-7,” Svendsen Boat Works vice president Sean Svendsen told the newspaper. “The RIBs offloaded by Svendsen’s will be used by teams from all over the world, including New Zealand, Italy and Korea.”

Race organizers will use the RIBs as race-management boats and the mark boats as racecourse turning marks. Mark boats set the turning marks for the race, allowing the race directors to move the marks as needed to adjust to changes in wind speed and direction over the course and have a finish line that is different from the starting line.

Svendsen’s will provide ongoing vessel and trailer storage for the boats when they’re not in use.

In June, eight Sunsail First 40 yachts arrived on an inbound freighter. The yachts were offloaded at Pier 80 in San Francisco, and they traveled by water to Svendsen’s so the company could install new masts and rigging to make the boats charter-ready.

The America’s Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup — which goes to the winner of America’s Cup Challenger Selection Series — and the America’s Cup Finals make up the competition for the coveted cup.

The World Series in August and October is not the finals for the Cup, Svendsen said. This World Series is a circuit of regattas that allows racing teams to prepare for the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America’s Cup finals.

Click here for the full report.

Welcome to TradeOnlyToday’s premium content! To continue reading, please register now, for access to 10 free stories per month. Or subscribe, for unlimited access to all TradeOnlyToday content!

Click here to Register ... it's free!

Basic subscription: Registered members get free access to 10 premium content stories each month!

Not a member yet? Click here to Register!

Already a member? Click here to Login!

Subscribe ... for unlimited access!

Individual subscription: $29 for unlimited site access for one year.

Small Business subscription: $140 for unlimited site access for up to 10 members of a company for one year.

Corporate subscription: $300 for unlimited site access for all members of a company for one year.

You may close this dialog after seconds.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments Policy.

Vote Today

Did 2014 meet your sales expectations?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Search Boats for Sale

Length
Year
Price

Login to Trade Only Today

Lost Password