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:
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: