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?
by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com 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.
The new San Francisco Yacht Racing Cup, to be sailed in ‘Super 12s” has attracted interest from 20 teams from 12 countries. … More Big interest in new San Francisco America’s Cup style series