America’s Cup Sailing Outreach Success

Can you imagine all the images of sailing on San Francisco Bay seen around the world in the past couple of months?  San Francisco Bay sailors know it’s a fabulous place to sail but now millions more know this too.  It couldn’t be better for sailing on the Bay.

The America’s Cup just closed with an amazing finish to its first season on San Francisco Bay.  There were loads of doubters thinking the Cup, raced in multihulls, would have a hard time living up to the hype but, in the end, it proved dramatic and attention grabbing for both sailors and non-sailors around the world.  Thanks to the ACEA SailSFBay had some opportunity to tell share the story.  Thanks to all the SailSFBay volunteers who help staff the sailing simulator, provided boats for the America’s Cup Sailing Village and all the rest of the pieces that helped us have a presence in the midst of America’s Cup drama.

Following are some pics of our presence in AC Park and AC Villlage:DSC_0283

Great signage was on display in both America’s Cup venues.

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Attendees were able to pick up cards on display on the boats in the America’s Cup Sailing Villages.DSC_0341

The small boat pool gave lots of families fun with model boat sailing.

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On the waterfront numerous small boat sailing demonstration races were held like these with 30 kids in O’Pen Bics

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Hobie, Weta, Viper, Laser and O’Pen Bic small boats were on display.DSC_0572

Stan Honey graciously gave high school journalism students some insights into the world of AC TV.DSC_0575

Volunteers helped hundreds of kids experience the sailing simulator provided by the NMMA.DSC_0577 DSC_0653

Signa at AC Village on Marina Green

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More folks enjoying a day at ‘the pool’.

Hope everyone enjoyed the America’s Cup as much as the many first time families that discovered sailing this summer.