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SBD Global/June 9, 2014/Events and Attractions

San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Bermuda Shortlisted For 2017 America's Cup

San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago or Bermuda "are all vying to stage the America's Cup finals in 2017," according to the BBC. A final decision "is due by the end of the year." Four-time Olympic champion Ben Ainslie "hopes to challenge for the America's Cup with his own British team." Oracle Team USA CEO Russell Coutts said that all four locations are "very motivated" to host one of sailing's biggest events. There "are a number of factors under consideration, including the public interest in sailing at each venue and the potential for sponsorship and other commercial activities." The time zone "is also a consideration" (BBC, 6/6).
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