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America’s Cup headed back to San Diego?

October 6, 2014

Sometime soon, San Diego will learn whether it’s been selected over Bermuda as the venue for the next America’s Cup, competitive sailing’s top prize and the oldest trophy in international sport.

The contest was last held here in 1995. The city has changed a lot since then. So has the cup.

At the most recent championship, last summer in San Francisco, the races were moved for the first time in the 162-year history of the event away from the open ocean and closer to shore. That made it more watchable than ever, both in person and on TV, and what people saw was seven-ton, 72-foot-long, 130-foot-tall catamarans flying across the water on hydrofoils at close to 50 mph.

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http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/oct/04/americas-cup-san-diego-bermuda-2017/

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