America's Cup Could Be Held In Hawaii Or San Diego In 2017
The next America's Cup "could be sailed off a Hawaiian beach, on San Diego Bay or in some other port instead of returning to a San Francisco Bay course," according to the AP. America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA CEO Russell Coutts said on Saturday that "sailing officials are talking with other venues about hosting the 35th America's Cup in August 2017 because San Francisco officials haven't offered the same terms as they did for last summer's regatta." Coutts, a five-time America's Cup winner, said that he is "not prepared to rule out San Francisco as the next host." He said, "They might have a change of heart. I don't think they will but they might." Hawaii's chances are "on the rise because of the relationship between Larry Ellison, the software billionaire who owns Oracle Team USA, and state Gov. Neil Abercrombie" (AP, 1/26).