Saturday, August 21, 2010

Audio: San Francisco's Bid for the America's Cup

[Source: KQED Public Radio] Backers of San Francisco's bid to host the America's Cup say the world sailing competition would bring $1.4 billion and nearly 9,000 jobs to the Bay Area. But environmentalists are angered that the city's proposal seeks an exemption from an environmental review. We discuss the America's Cup -- San Francisco's chances of getting it -- and what it would mean for the Bay Area.

Host: Rachel Gordon

- Kyri McCllelan, America's Cup project manager at the Office of Economic and Workforce Development
- Michael Endicott, advocate for the Sierra Club of California
- Peter Stoneberg, rear commodore at the St. Francis Yacht Club
- Rob Grant, racing editor for Latitude 38, Northern California's largest sailing magazine

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At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

..typical SF ...AC is off to Sardinia

At 6:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

dreamers....guys wake up......and quickly.

They must have no idea about the America's cup to come up with certain statements...

At 7:30 PM, Blogger Wayne said...

It is a shame that such a great event will probably never happen in SF. After you listen to the broadcast and realize the number of entities involved with veto power, the chances are probably 0. I agree with having environmental impact reviews, etc., but there must be a better way to do this. Sometimes, just too many cooks are involved to allow anything to happen.

At 3:29 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a joke. The choices are SF, where you need an environmental impact study to stage a sailboat race, or Rome, where there is bugger-all wind in summer. Maybe that's why BMWO are so keen on multihulls, because if its held off Fiumicino the monohulls will be deathly boring.

Put the kettle on Pierre, it looks like Valencia might get lucky after all.


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