03 July 2013

Superyachts Given Exclusive Access to America’s Cup 2013


This year’s 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco promises to be the most spectacular event in the 162-year history of sailing’s greatest trophy. Fraser Yachts has paired up with the America’s Cup Event Authority as an operational partner, bringing superyachts and their owners as close to the action as possible with exclusive access to this exciting event.

The 34th America’s Cup boasts a superyacht programme that will provide owners and their VIP guests unrivalled access to the racing and thrilling dockside activity. Mega yacht owners from around the world are encouraged to bring their yachts to the Pacific West Coast for 2013, with Fraser Yachts offering cruising itineraries and vessel support facilities, berthing and VIP access to the racing.

Fraser Yachts would also encourage superyacht owners planning a visit to the event to take the time to cruise the Pacific West Coast and can assist with creating cruising itineraries, mega yacht maintenance/repair and luxury yachts for sale.

San Francisco is a fabulous waterside city with world-leading businesses, top restaurants, hotels, art galleries and award-winning wineries close by in the Napa and Sonoma valleys. The secure facility where the superyachts will be berthed is at the heart of the city on the historic Embarcadero Piers and close to Fisherman’s Wharf.

The new vision for the America’s Cup includes racing some of the fastest sailing boats ever seen closer to the shore than ever before. Approximately 55 days of America’s Cup racing are scheduled through from 4th July-21st September, 2013. Racing promises to keep spectators in San Francisco and around the world enthralled with all the challenges of sailing in the bay with strong winds and currents and all the associated America’s Cup ups and downs; a real test for technology and crew.

In 2013, there will be two races per day, with nine victories required to win the America’s Cup. The superyachts have not been left out of the racing either with a traditional ‘demitasse’ superyacht regatta taking place over three days.

“The competition is going to be spectacular, the racing will be close and spectators will be a part of the action with the shoreline along the city front literally making up one of the race course boundaries.” Stephen Barclay, the CEO of the ACEA.

Fraser Yachts is offering exclusive luxury yacht berthing packages as part of the event. Pier 27 is the prime location and is the heart of the race village. It is also the finish line for all races. The superyacht berthing packages include a VIP flag for access inside the controlled zone on the race course perimeter, tickets to the VIP Club 72 hospitality centre, tickets to the prize giving ceremonies, 24 hour concierge service, entry into the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta (if berthed during the period of the regatta) and access to special events, concerts and parties.

The America’s Cup race course is between Marina Green and Alcatraz. The controlled course area abuts the shore on the south side of the race area and goes about half way across the bay to the North. VIP flagged vessels will be allowed inside the public exclusion zone where they will be allowed right up to the edge of the race course boundary.

If you are looking for new cruising horizons and would like to be part of the most spectacular yacht racing event ever seen, contact your nearest Fraser Yachts office.