Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Musings on the 2007 America's Cup

I know it’s far too early to be daydreaming of the 2007 America’s Cup but that didn’t stop me from spending an hour or so online last night plugging away at Google to try and find out more about the venue, Valencia, Spain – and how I might go about finding suitable accommodations, invites to all the key parties, a ride of a sightseeing charter boat to watch the big dogs run the line, etc. Alas there is precious little detail on these topics. No problem finding info on Valencia though I was not pleased to learn that Palma de Majorca had been one of the finalists for the event and the committee went with, what is from all reports, a rather industrialist hodgepodge of a coastal city known for inventing Paella. I’ve been to the island of Majorca and consider it - particularly the rugged coastal mountain region and towns like Deia and Valldemossa - akin to heaven on earth. I did turn up an amusing email chain posted on Sailing Anarchy concerning a run in with fecal sludge in the Valencia Harbor – not a good sign. I downloaded the official 2007 AC screensaver and read about the parties at the last Cup in New Zealand...but overall it looks like I should check back in a year or so. Don't ask me how, but I will find a way to be there.

1 comment:

EVK4 said...

I'm just hoping to find a way to see the Cup in 2011 in San Francisco.

Did you go to ... the guy has good coverage on the racing there and some links to housing/touristy stuff.