“There is no more appropriate home for the Cup than the Golden Gate Yacht Club, with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island,” said San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. San Francisco City Hall will get to ogle it first at a public celebration Saturday at 11:30am. The Cup will be on display at the City Hall Rotunda 11am – 3pm.
I remember the thrill when in 1977 the founder of CNN, Robert Edward “Ted” Turner II, took Courageous out for sail and defended the America’s Cup. (Today I’m not sure if I would trust Ted with a plastic toy boat in the bathtub.)
Now founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation, Larry Ellison, is living the victory. After 15 years the America’s Cup trophy is headed back to America where it will be displayed at the Golden Gate Yacht Club.
I hope that Mr. Ellison and the city of San Francisco would see the benefits of hosting the next Cup on our shores.