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Safety Zone for America’s Cup World Series San Diego

November 9, 2011

On the Water Safety Zone

Safety Zone for the America's Cup World Series San Diego (Click to view larger image)

Attention Mariners!
The upcoming America’s Cup World Series is just around the corner and promises to be an exciting and thrilling event the likes of which San Diego has not seen.  The Safety Zone requirements will limit viewing from the water. The recommendation is for mariners and fans to watch the racing from shore.

“The AC45 Catamarans can reach  speeds of 30 knots and need a lot of room to maneuver safely.” 

Where to Watch America’s Cup World Series

The race courses and management are designed to bring the sailing action up close for all to watch and enjoy from San Diego’s shorelines, or at the exciting America’s Cup Village and Pit Row on Broadway Pier and Navy Pier. Opportunities  for viewing experiences include:

On The Water Viewing Limited
The opportunities for on the water viewing are very limited due to the restrictions planned for safety of the competitors and non-participant vessels.  “These huge boats can reach  speeds of 30 knots and need a lot of room to maneuver .”  There will be an active Safety Zone in force each day of racing.

The Safety Zone will be enforced starting at 1200 and be in place until 1700 each day.
The purpose of the Safety Zone is to ensure a safe event for all mariners and will be enforced by United States Coast Guard, San Diego Harbor Police, America’s Cup Race Management Course Marshalls and other official vessels identified by Course Flags and markings.

Coast Guard to Enforce San Diego Bay Safety Zone for America’s Cup Races


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