The result of a vote on Monday has allowed ORACLE TEAM USA, Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge to select base locations on Piers 30-32 and Pier 80 for use in 2013.
A proposed Protocol change would have allowed Artemis Racing to remain in Alameda instead of relocating to the Protocol-defined “City of San Francisco”.
But instead, the challengers have selected bases on Piers 30-32, along the cityfront. ORACLE TEAM USA has elected to remain at its current location on Pier 80.
The vote on the Protocol change was 2-2 (voting details are confidential). Without a clear majority in favor of the measure, it didn’t pass. Team Korea did not participate in the vote or the base selection process, as they have yet to begin building an AC72.
This comes on the heels of a decision by the event organizers to relocate fan experience and VIP hospitality from Piers 30-32 to Marina Green and/or the main public AC Park at Piers 27-29 on the Embarcadero.
Following the success of this summer’s AC World Series events at Marina Green, organizers have added Marina Green as a second public and hospitality area for the 2013 racing season (July-September), which includes the Louis Vuitton Cup (America’s Cup Challenger Series), the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and the America’s Cup Finals.