Club Marine has announced it is partnering with group tour specialist, Ticket2Ride Global Adventures, to present the Club Marine America’s Cup Tour to the 34th running of sailing’s premier contest, the America’s Cup, to be held in San Francisco from September 7 to 22, 2013.
The tour will put participants right in the heart of the action as the two rival America’s Cup finals teams join battle on the spectacular and beautiful amphitheatre that is San Francisco Bay.
The format for America’s Cup 2013 promises to be the most exciting, dynamic and action-packed ever, with giant 72ft high-tech catamarans clashing in head-to-head encounters that will see teams race on a razor’s edge. It will be a contest pitting the world’s fastest racing yachts and most experienced crews against each other for yachting’s most sacred prize. And all the action will be right on the doorstep of one of the world’s most beautiful and welcoming cities.
While there may not be an Australian team in next year’s Cup final, there is a strong Aussie connection, with accomplished Australian sailor, James Spithill skippering for the defending Oracle Team USA. There are also likely to be many other prominent Australian sailors involved, once both the defending and challenging teams have been announced.
Club Marine CEO, Greg Fisher, says he is delighted to announce the tour.
“The 2013 America’s Cup promises to be the most exciting yet. The level of anticipation and the excitement of the lead-up regattas have been unprecedented,” he said. “We believe the tour is a great opportunity for Australian and New Zealand yachting and sporting enthusiasts to witness one of the world’s iconic sporting contests at one of the world’s most spectacular cities.”
San Francisco is a city known for its diverse and welcoming culture. It is a city rich in history, boasting beautiful architecture and an eclectic and artistic population. It also rests on one of the world’s most iconic harbours, framed by the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, with other attractions including the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf and the daunting former island prison of Alcatraz.
And in September 2013, this will be the scene for one of sport’s most enduring contests.
In addition to the America’s Cup, tour members will also have the option to embark on day trips to Yosemite National Park, Alcatraz prison and the historic seaside towns of Monterey and Carmel.
For a preliminary itinerary and more information, go to: www.wodongatravel.com.au or call: 1800 247 946.
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