Noted yacht designer to consult on updated 12-meter boats

By Bernie Wilson | AP June 23 at 8:31 PM —  (SAN FRANCISCO)  Acclaimed yacht designer Bruce Farr is coming out of retirement to consult on the design for an updated version of the 12-meter class that will be sailed in the San Francisco Yacht Racing Challenge starting in July 2017.Farr will consult with Farr Yacht Design, the firm … More Noted yacht designer to consult on updated 12-meter boats


By Yachts Yachting // 12th June 2015 — While the America’s Cup organisers have opted out of San Francisco as a venue for the event, Tom Ehman, the Vice-Commodore of the club that holds the trophy, the Golden Gate YC, has launched a new event on the Bay, writes Bob Fisher. The San Francisco Yacht … More AC REDUX?

Top TV Producer in discussions for San Francisco Challenge coverage

by Richard Gladwell/ NZL June 3, 2015 —  Well connected Associated Press correspondent, Bernie Wilson, reports that veteran sports producer and avid sailor Geoff Mason has confirmed that he’s in discussions to head the television coverage and global distribution of a 12-meter regatta planned for San Francisco Bay in July 2017.