America’s Cup

The Best Sailors. The Fastest Boats

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The Ultimate VIP Sailing Experience

America's Cup at Oracle OpenWorld

Featuring the Louis Vuitton Cup and the 34th America’s Cup
San Francisco, California
August 17–September 21, 2013

This summer, San Francisco is hosting the most exciting events in sailing: the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger selection series and the America’s Cup finals. And the spectacular natural amphitheater of the San Francisco Bay will be the place where these battles take place.

The Louis Vuitton Cup is the selection series that determines who has the privilege of challenging the America’s Cup defender—ORACLE TEAM USA. Sailors from around the globe battle each other in a knockout series for the opportunity to compete for the America’s Cup.

The 34th America’s Cup brings the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport back to the United States for the first time in 18 years. And it does so in style, with fast and powerful new boats, a new format for racing, and in-person, television, and web coverage that will take viewers closer to the racing than ever before.

The Ultimate Sailing Experience Details

Your sailing experience includes the following:

  • A full-day sailing experience (approximately 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • Activities at the Oracle Innovation Lounge (Piers 27/29) and the ORACLE TEAM USA Training Base (Pier 80)
  • Oracle VIP networking breakfast
  • Oracle Innovation Briefing on the history of the America’s Cup
  • Special photo opportunity with the America’s Cup, the oldest trophy in the history of international sport
  • Get close to the sailing action aboard Yacht America, a replica of the winner of the first America’s Cup held in 1851
  • Exclusive gourmet lunch
  • Meet and greet with ORACLE TEAM USA members at the end-of-day reception
  • Much more

Louis Vuitton Cup Finals

August 17–30, first to win 7 advances to the America’s Cup
  • Friday, July 5, Fleet Showcase Regatta
  • Saturday, August 17, Race 1 and Race 2
  • Sunday, August 18, Race 3 and Race 4
  • Wednesday, August 21, Race 5 and Race 6
  • Saturday, August 24, Race 7 and Race 8*

The 34th America's Cup

September 7–21, first to win 9
  • Saturday, September 7, Race 1 and Race 2
  • Sunday, September 8, Race 3 and Race 4
  • Tuesday, September 10, Race 5 and Race 6
  • Thursday, September 12, Race 7 and Race 8
  • Saturday, September 14, Race 9 and Race 10*

* Races to continue if needed

Learn more about the America’s Cup. Learn more about ORACLE TEAM USA. Questions? Contact Elizabeth Murphy,