San Diego sailors have never stayed off guard since the 1995 America's Cup race. The lead sailing enterprise city worked on its waterfront at a high, yet easy, speed to gain the 2017 run at the American sailing title.
Years the west coast city has been limited to World Series races have been sailing years less than good enough.
Experiments in boating stay a local story. The home of the catamaran has never stopped short on work customizing the America's Cup Class boat Dennis COnner first showed off in San Diego.
The commercial tourism real estate along Harbor Drive, up to Oceanside, and down past Chula Vista's marina, takes in San Diego's light winds along shorefront leisure, and shopping and dining, lines far more grand, and crowded with visitors, than in 1988, 1992, and 1995. The North Embarcadero Visionary Plan building a world-class walkers' promenade, with esplanade, on Harbor Drive, from the Navy Pier to Grape Street, will soon, before SUmmer 2017, make the fair weather town's main harbor attraction more worth exploring than ever before.
Port of San Diego officials planned to revive the waterfront. The 2017 America's CUp Race the port has worked on taking back in San Diego Bay will fill the shore with local and visiting sailing lovers ready to see the sails light up the bay from a place on a thriving waterfront. "San Diego Bay is a highly competitive and desirable venue for the most prestigious sailing event in the world. We're enthusiastic about this opportunity, while mindful of both the potential benefits and costs of hosting the 'Super Bowl of sailing'," said Port of San Diego Chairman Bob Nelson earlier in July.
The America's Cup Event Authority is right they are "in good hands" in San DIego. Sailing the Great SOund in Bermuda Island waters, off North Carolina, would not fit in the old America's CUp story as steady as sailing the west coast's southern bay. Chicago has its own run to work on. Welcoming in the sailors to the World Series races in 2015 and 2016.
San Diego city councilmembers' official support this week for the decision to keep the sailors coming in to the place the America's CUp boats started their decades long sailing enterprise offshore proves San Diego deserves to stay in a class of its own.
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