San Diego on short list to host next Ameica’s Cup

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego has made the short list of venues being considered to host the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, port commission chairman Bob Nelson said Friday.

“It’s an honor for the San Diego region to be shortlisted for the 35th Defense of the America’s Cup and the chance to showcase San Diego Bay on a worldwide scale,” Nelson said in a statement released to The Associated Press. “San Diego Bay is a dynamic, top-ranked venue that has much to offer a competition of this scale.”

If San Diego is chosen, racing would be in 62-foot catamarans on the bay. San Diego hosted the America’s Cup in 1988, 1992 and 1995, with racing on the Pacific Ocean. An America’s Cup World Series regatta in 45-foot catamarans was held on San Diego Bay in November 2011.

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