MARINA DEL REY—America’s Cup is the oldest international sport with origins dating back to 1851. From San Francisco Bay to New Zealand, the most skilled sailors around the world vie to win the ultimate prize – the Auld Cup, the most prestigious reward for a yachting competition. That said, there is a lot of information and interesting knowledge to garner on this exciting sporting event and fans of America’s Cup will not want to miss the free presentation by California Yacht Club (CYC).
For yachting adventurers of all ages and levels, CYC will host Tucker Thompson, the official commentator of the previous America’s Cup, and Terry Hutchinson, a world-class sailor who won Rolex’s Yachtsman of the Year and who is the current skipper/executive director of American Magic. Only the best sailors participate in America’s Cup and must be invited to race. Another fun fact – well, it could be fun for those who like a challenge – is that the defending champion always chooses the next location of the race. America’s Cup World Series will take place in October in Cagliari, Sardinia.
Hutchinson will be speaking on behalf of New York Yacht Club with American Magic, a nonprofit organization that aims to reintroduce the American sailing base to the competitive sailing tradition of America’s Cup. Thompson, who is a seasoned sailing event announcer, sailed with America True in the 2000 America’s Cups and will also speak on his experience. Both speakers will undoubtedly have much to discuss on the topics of preparing for the race, what to look forward to, and other highlights of the next installment.
This event will take place on Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at CYC in Marina del Rey at 4469 Admiralty Way. As a public service event, there will be no charge and members and non-members alike are welcome to attend. To join in, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.