Rumors d’oltreoceano per la Coppa in Italia

Senza alcun commento, lasciamo ai lettori questo rumors….che però ci lascia senza parole. Bertarelli ha toccato con mano che in Italia certe cose non si riescono a fare, in 3 anni ancora meno…

By Kimball Livingston, Yachting Journalist
Say it ain’t so, Joe.

I mean, Larry.

I mean, those rumors that are flying around that a city in Italy has promised 500 million Euros for the America’s Cup, the rumors that claim said
city is on the brink of taking over America’s Cup 34.

It’s serious enough that a member of the Long Beach committee – they want a Cup in San Francisco and a Louis Vuitton event in Long Beach – has written to the president of US Sailing, urging him to “use your bully pulpit of editorial comment to encourage the organizers to host the 34th America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay.” That would be John Sangmeister, veteran of the 12 Meter days, writing to Gary Jobson (likewise a veteran of the 12 Meter days, come to think of it).

As a matter of fact, Sangmeister rang my chimes too, which is how I came to be rattling the doors at BMW Oracle with a message on the order of: I know
you can’t tell me anything, but tell me something anyway.

They didn’t, exactly. The responses were a mix of the calming and the cryptic.

Herewith their Director of Communications, Tim Jeffery, via email: “There are some interesting punts around at picking the venue: some so way off base
you really wonder where these ideas come from; some public and known; some plausible but wrong. All of them are much farther advanced than the reality, as the options continue to increase.” Best, Tim

I would prefer to think that there is only one option, and that is to hold America’s Cup 34 on San Francisco Bay, in the home waters of Golden Gate
Yacht Club, inscribed on the Cup itself as the winner of the 33rd match. 

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