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America’s Cup would create Bay Area jobs

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America's Cup

In the interest of full disclosure, I am biased on this subject. I am an avid sailor and would love to see the America’s Cup come to the San Francisco Bay.

That said, a report released today by the Bay Area Council says the famous, international sporting event would bring $1.4 billion and 8,840 jobs to the Bay Area.

Many people may not realize it, but the San Francisco Bay is one of the world’s premier sailing venues. Its predictable summertime afternoon winds produce some of the best sailing anywhere.

Holding the event in the San Francisco Bay poses political and physical challenges but this report will provide advocates with strong, favorable winds.

Read on for the full news release.

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Posted on Monday, July 19th, 2010
Under: sailing | 7 Comments »