Re: America's Cup arrives in San Francisco... by train!
Willin the cup is still technically being defended by a yacht club, but as was true in many of the best periods in its history it's being driven by an individual, in this case Ellison. Ellison is joining Lipton, Vanderbilt and others in beign a great sponsor of the race. Those guys spent gobs of money on the cup in thier day, and Lipton was a genius for using it to boost sales of tea. So what's old is new again.
I like the fact that its on the cutting edge of sailing technology and media exploitation, that's where it should be.
Yachting, the only sport where you get to be a mechanic, electrician, plumber and carpenter