Good morning from San Francisco. We are very excited for the second America’s Cup World Series event in San Francisco. The village opens tomorrow with racing to begin on Wednesday. The city is feels very busy with Oracle OpenWorld and Fleet Week also happening this week! For a full schedule of America’s Cup events, click here.
The city has already impressed with it’s focus on composting, from a separate compost bin at the coffee shop to ads on buses reminding you to compost, it is clear waste reduction is important to this city. Stay tuned for a blog post later this week about Clean Regatta Best Practices at the America’s Cup.
If you are in the area this week we recommend coming to the The America’s Cup Healthy Oceans Project for breakfast and a lecture at Club 45 (located near St. Francis Yacht Club.) Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer, author, and National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence, will speak about the complex threats facing marine life today. The event is free! Prior registration is required as space is limited – we recommend doing so today! Click here to register.
Also if you need to buy any boat parts while in San Francisco this week – come to West Marine in Sausalito on Thursday to help support ocean conservation! (details here)