WHETHER YOU WATCH online, on TV or
at the water’s edge, Cup events have been
designed with the spectator in mind.
Here’s how to make sure you don’t miss a
minute of the action. S TEPHANIE MARTIN
WET YOUR WHISTLE Stop into your
favorite watering hole and order a cocktail
with a side of televised racing. The finals of
the Louis Vuitton Cup and the America’s
Cup will be aired on NBC Sports. Check
local listings for times.
HOME MADE With the live broadcast on
NBC September 7 and 8, you can bring the
racing right into your home. Host your own
AC–inspired party, complete with food and
drink appropriate for any salty dog. Think
sustainable seafood, sailboat-shaped
sugar cookies and don’t forget the rum.
SITTING PRETTY From luxurious lounges
to well-appointed waterfront chalets, fans
seeking a first-class experience have a suite
of choices. San Rafaels’ SportsMark (
pictured left), the official hospitality partner
for the Cup, is behind the luxury experience
both at Piers 27/29 and on the Marina
Green. Ideal for groups or companies.
Contact SportsMark at 800.387.8443.
TO THE POINT Seeking a seaside soiree?
Try a viewing party, Cavallo Point–style.
Tucked away from the cold breeze of the
Golden Gate, the Lodge at Cavallo Point
combines views of the racecourse with the
comfort of great food and beautiful surroundings. Visit cavallopoint.com or call
415.339.4700 for more information.
COURSE-SIDE SEATS Your on-land
option here is the official racecourse bleachers and grandstands along the Marina
Green. All seating is general admission,
with ticket prices starting at $60. Finish-line
bleacher tickets are also available for Pier
27/29 at the America’s Cup Park, the hub
of activity for the Cup, starting at just $15.
Order online at americascup.com.
SET SAIL Want to feel the wind and waves
as you watch? Join the crew aboard one of
the bay’s best boats. How about steaming
along on the USS Potomac, making its first
Cup appearance since it hosted Franklin
Roosevelt at the 1937 Cup (510.627.1215)? Or
take a spin — and a grind on the winches —
aboard Larry Ellison’s former 2003 AC boat,
now owned by Oracle Team USA sailor Brad
Editor’s Note: Interested in watching from personal boats? Be forewarned that viewing could be obstructed. The public on-water viewing area is
beyond the official support-boat area — a buffer zone to keep fans a safe distance from the powerful cats — which rings the course.