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The opening ceremony of the 34th America’s Cup will take place tomorrow, July 4th, at America’s Cup Park on the San Francisco waterfront. The America’s Cup match will take place this September on the San Francisco Bay, and will be raced in AC72 wing-sail catamarans.  The Golden Gate Yacht Club is the defender, since its team, Oracle Team USA, defeated the Swiss Alinghi team of Societe Nautique de Geneve in the 2010 America’s Cup race.  The winner will be decided by the best of 17 matches.  The Louis Vuitton Cup, a series of races which starts tomorrow and runs through the end of August, will determine the challenger to the Oracle team.

To find books in the library on the America’s Cup, type in the subject heading America’s Cup.  To find related information, search in the Classic Catalog under Yacht Racing, Yachting, and Sailing.

 how Larry Ellison and a car mechanic teamed up to win sailing's greatest race, the America's Cup      Sir Thomas Lipton's extraordinary life and his quest for the America's Cup      the dark side of the America's Cup

 the story of America's greatest naval architect and his masterpiece, Reliance      the heroic story of a team of ordinary Americans, and how they won the greatest yacht race ever      the history of an ocean racing yacht

 the thrilling story of the 2001/2002 Volvo ocean race round the world      the first nonstop, round-the-world, no-holds-barred sailing competition      an extraordinary yacht, the people who built It, and the millionaire who can't really afford It

 

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Posted by: Tami

Tami is a librarian at the Corte Madera Library.

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