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America’s Cup Race Finals 2013 – San Francisco, CA

San Francisco America's Cup AC72  © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

San Francisco America’s Cup AC72 © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

No doubt if you’ve been down to the Marina Green or Chrissy Field this summer you’ve seen the giant 72-ft catamarans sailing along at 40+ mph in San Francisco Bay – they’re hard to miss. Excitement is growing now that the America’s Cup Finals are here.  If you’re interested in watching the races, mark your calendars for September 7-23, 2013 (race days subject to change; see schedules below). This is a once-in-a-lifetime event – it’s speculated that the massive catamarans competing in this years AC race will not be competing in future races.  So if you want to see them, this is the time to do it!

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September 2013 “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond

Summer may be winding down but there’s still plenty of fun Art & Wine Festivals, Labor Day Weekend events and the America’s Cup Race Finals. Check out these September Events & “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond in our Love to Eat and Travel September Calendar of Events. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Love to Eat and Travel website each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!

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June 2013 “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond

Sunflowers © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Sunflowers © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

This Summer Season is packed with Fun Street Fairs, Art & Wine Festivals, Free Outdoor Concerts, Waterfront Movies, Shakespeare in the Park…  Check out these June Events & “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond in our Love to Eat and Travel June Calendar of Events. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Love to Eat and Travel website each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!

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San Francisco Bay Luxury Cruise with Lunch for Viewing America’s Cup

Enjoy watching powerboats and sailboats on San Francisco Bay - Golden Gate Bridge - All Rights Reserved Love to Eat and Travel © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Enjoy watching powerboats and sailboats on San Francisco Bay © Love to Eat and Travel

What could be more exciting than taking a Luxury San Francisco Bay Cruise with America’s Cup Viewing during this summer’s America’s Cup races on San Francisco Bay.

Luxury yacht departs from Pier 3 on the Embarcadero. Cruise around the America’s Cup race course and past San Francisco’s scenic waterfront and famous landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz (the world’s most notorious prison) , AT&T Park (home to SF Giants), and Treasure Island. Sailing on San Francisco Bay is special any time, but even more so this summer during the America’s Cup Races – taking place through July, August and September 2013.

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October 2012 “Fun Things To Do” in the San Franciso Bay Area… and beyond

Fall Events include Halloween Pumpkins

October Pumpkins for the Home or Office, and Halloween Parties
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Fall has arrived and there’s plenty of fun activities to keep you happy and entertained. Check out these October Events & “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond in our Love to Eat and Travel October Calendar of Events. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Love to Eat and Travel website each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!

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Fleet Week San Francisco and America’s Cup World Series Regattas – October 2012

Blue Angels Air Show over San Francisco during Fleet Week SF – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Blue Angels Air Show over San Francisco during Fleet Week SF – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

Fleet Week San Francisco
October 4-8, 2012
This year, Fleet Week San Francisco runs from October 4-8. San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week event features a Parade of U.S. Navy Ships, Survey Flights and Practice Air Shows, Blue Angels Air Shows, Ship Tours… and more! The official Blue Angels Air Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7.

Expect HUGE crowds this year – even bigger than last year, because Fleet Week SF coincides with the second America’s Cup “AC World Series” Regattas in San Francisco Bay.

See Fleet Week SF 2012 and AC World Series 2012 schedules below:

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America’s Cup Update, San Francisco, California

America’s Cup 2012-2013, San Francisco, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

America’s Cup World Series 2012, San Francisco, CA – © LoveToEatAndTravel.com

The America’s Cup (AC) is the third biggest world sporting event behind the Olympics and the World Cup. The world’s premier regatta is held every 3-5 years. America’s Cup got its name from the schooner “The America” which was launched from New York on May 3, 1851. She sailed to England, participated in a race around the Isle of Wight, beating the British fleet and winning Queen Victoria’s 100 Guineas Cup (an award commemorating the Queen’s Jubilee year). It was dubbed “America’s Cup” in the press — and the rest is history!

On February 14, 2010, Larry Ellison and the BMW Oracle Racing Team (of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club) sailed to victory, winning the 33rd America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain. BMW Oracle Racing become the first American team to win the America’s Cup since 1992 when America3 defeated Il Moro de Venezia off San Diego. As the winner, Larry chose San Francisco to host the next America’s Cup in 2013 – the city beat out Newport, Rhode Island and Italy to host the prestigious event.

See more info (and pictures) below on the 34th America’s Cup events (2012-2013 schedules), America’s Cup Village and Spectator Viewing:

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USA wins 33rd America’s Cup in Valencia – way to go!

Congrats Larry Ellison and BMW Oracle Racing Team on sailing to victory and winning the America’s Cup in Valencia. BMW Oracle Racing become the first American team to win the America’s Cup since 1992 when America3 defeated Il Moro de Venezia off San Diego.

The America’s Cup is held every 3-5 years – it’s the third biggest world sporting event behind the Olympics and the World Cup. The winner of the race determines when and where the next America’s Cup will take place. With Oracle’s Larry Ellison hailing from the SF Bay Area, that means there’s a very good chance that the prestigious race could it be held in San Francisco Bay:)

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