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Locals, city start America’s Cup campaign
Submitted by ac34_sfbay on Fri, 2010-03-05 12:26
City officials and members of Alameda’s sailing and business communities are banding together in an effort to help bring the America’s Cup sailing race to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013, a move they hope will lift the Island’s profile – and generate cash for city and commercial coffers.
- Alameda sailing enthusiasts, citizens, and businesses urge their city to look into helping San Francisco with America's Cup and it is placed on City Council agenda.
- March 2, 2010 Alameda City Council Minutes
- March 3, 2010 Letter to Larry Ellison
Development Services Director Leslie Little has contacted her counterpart in San Francisco, which has been asked to submit a proposal to host the race. And on Wednesday, the city couriered a package touting the Island’s assets and willingness to support San Francisco to Oracle chief Larry Ellison, whose BMW Oracle Racing Team won the 33rd Cup match on February 14 in Valencia, Spain. (They were sponsored by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club, which gets to decide where the next match will be held.)
“We see this as an opportunity to leverage Alameda’s participating in this,” Interim City Manager Ann Marie Gallant said. “We are prepared to be a partner with San Francisco.”
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