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San Diego Port Cities Challenge Nov 12-13

November 9, 2011

November 12-13  San Diego Port Cities Challenge

The first weekend of racing is a preliminary showdown of the AC 45 teams, allowing the competitors to gain a feel for the venue and fine tune their speed.  The racing November 12th and 13th also highlights and features each of the five cities which comprise the Port of San Diego.  Five of the competing teams are aligned with San Diego Port Cities and the winning team at the end of Sunday’s racing will be awarded the Port Cities Challenge Trophy.  It will be up close and personal on Sunday, when the City Mayor will be racing aboard their team’s yacht during the second race.  In addition, there will be entertainment from the Port Cities featured in the America’s Cup Village during the racing Saturday and Sunday, check the daily schedule for details.  The Port Cities Challenge Trophy will be awarded at the conclusion of Sunday’s racing at the winning Teams’ Base Camp.

The Port Cities teams are as follows:

  • Chula Vista:  Marvels of Nature
  • Imperial Beach: Surf & Sand Castles
  • National City:  Where Maritime is on the Move
  • Coronado:  The Enchanted Island
  • San Diego: Downtown San Diego’s Waterfront
Port of San Diego  SDTMD Tourism Authority