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What's the Big Deal About America's Cup?

What's the Big Deal About America's Cup?

A stiff afternoon breeze tousles Tom Ehman’s light, dapper hair as he strolls from a chauffeured car to the water’s edge at the Marina Green. Whitecaps 
bristle as a swift current gushes east toward Alcatraz. This same famous stretch of san francisco’s windblown waterfront will be transformed this 
summer and next into a racetrack for some of the most exciting sailing the world has ever seen—the 34th America’s Cup, held on the home turf of defending champion and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison.

Seven Great Views to Watch the America's Cup

Seven Great Views to Watch the America's Cup

The Marina So close you might even be able to hear the sailors’ shouts.

By Boat Marshals will tell you where you can and can’t position your craft.

The Golden Gate Bridge Watch from the eastern sidewalk. Remember, no dogs, skateboards, rollerblades, or scooters.

Alcatraz Buy your ferry tickets in advance, and take care not to trample sensitive wildlife areas on the island.

Treasure Island The west side of the island promises clear but distant views and an excellent line 
of sight to the finish line.

Fisherman’s Wharf Expect the area’s carnival-like atmosphere to go into overdrive.

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