34th America's Cup

AC Sailboat

San Francisco is home to the 34th America's Cup. Over 161 years old, the America's Cup has evolved into one of the world's leading sport competitions - featuring the best sailors on the world's fastest boats, the wing sailed AC72 catamaran. This will be the first time the America's Cup has been hosted in the United States since 1995.

The America’s Cup World Series kicks off its second season with races in San Francisco from August 21-26 and October 2-7, 2012.

  • The Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, will be held in San Francisco from July 4 – September 1, 2013.
  • The America’s Cup Finals will be held September 7 – 22, 2013.

More information on the America’s Cup is available at: americascup.com.


America's Cup World Series Transit Flyer (PDF)

Clean Boating Map (PDF)

AC34 Boater Information Guide (PDF)

Water and Air Traffic Plan August 2012 (PDF)

USGS Temporary Final Rule (PDF)

Recreational Boating

About the America’s Cup

One of the most fiercely competitive and sought after trophies in all of sport, the America’s Cup was first raced in 1851, 45 years before the modern Olympics. The U.S. yacht America won, giving the international sailing competition its name.

The next Louis Vuitton Cup, America’s Cup Challenger Series (July-August 2013) and America’s Cup Match (September 2013) will be held for the first time in San Francisco Bay, a natural sailing arena where more than one million spectators are expected.