The Founder / CEO

“This is an opportunity to do something for the sport and the former cup community. There is obviously strong interest in monohull racing with strong teams, in boats everyone has heard of and loves. There is a nostalgia and romance with the 12-meters, and to have those boats racing in a lot of breeze on San … More The Founder / CEO

The Challenge

+  Annual international regatta sailed on San Francisco Bay beginning July 2017 +  12 meter boats +  $500,000 purse prize +  100% nationality rule +  Challenger regatta; no defender; equal footing year in, year out

Ex-cup executive planning 12-meter regatta in San Francisco

By Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former America’s Cup executive is launching a new international regatta, the Golden Gate Yacht Racing Challenge, which will be sailed annually on San Francisco Bay beginning in July 2017 in an updated version of the venerable 12-meter class.