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America's Cup Aboard Al Capone Spectator Yacht

The Dartmouth Alumni Association of Silicon Valley has invited YCSF to join them in America's Cup festivities aboard Al Capone's historic yacht, M.V. Acania


Date: Sunday, September 8th
Time: 9:45am - 4:30pm
Place: South Beach Harbor, Pier 40, San Francisco
Cost: $190 for Member, $245 for Non-Member, $160 for Young Alum Member (includes lunch and bar).

The event is SOLD OUT. We added a second America's Cup Cruise for Races 11 & 12 on Sunday, September 15th.

DAASV has invited YCSF and other local Ivy clubs to join them in celebrating the 34th Defense of the America's Cup, the oldest trophy in international sport, all from the deck of Al Capone’s historic yacht, M.V. Acania—lunch and drinks included!


Both the Defender (winner of the 33rd America’s Cup) and Challenger (winner of the 8th Louis Vuitton Cup) will compete in match racing, in two races per racing day, in a “Best of 17" race series. The first yacht to take 9 races wins the 34th America’s Cup.

This event will give us the best seats in the house! You will be treated to a spectacular and incomparable view of Matches 3 and 4 between the Golden Gate Yacht Club's representative, Oracle Team USA, and the Winner of the Louis Vuitton Cup, both of whom will be using extraordinary AC72 wing-sail catamarans.

Schedule (Nautical Time)
09:45a      Briefing and Boarding
10:00a      Cruise San Francisco Bay
01:00p      Cruise to Racing Site
13:10p      AC Match 3
14:10p      AC Match 4
15:00p      Cruise San Francisco Bay
16:30p      Disembark

M.V. Acania History
Arthur E. Wheeler was a prominent Wall Street banker, who despite the Wall Street crash of 1929, actually had two Acanias built. Both at nearly 140-feet, and both designed by John H. Wells in 1927, the first Acania was launched in 1929 by Pusey & Jones in Delaware, and the second was launched in 1930 by Consolidated Shipbuilding in New York. The second Acania was reportedly built for the silent owner, Al Capone, and this has persistently followed the ship throughout her history. During WWII, the Acania was commissioned by the US Navy and was used as an experimental echo finder. She was also used on several occasions by President Roosevelt for war meetings. She has been renamed multiple times, and as Dixonia and Americana, was owned by Dartmouth alumni. In 2008, she was bought by her current owner who renamed her Acania and has been having her fully restored to her original condition.

RSVP REQUIRED: August 30th

To aid in the planning of this event, please purchase tickets by August 30th.

The event is SOLD OUT. We added a second America's Cup Cruise for Races 11 & 12 on Sunday, September 15th.

Questions? Contact Ken Yamaguchi (ken [at] knowledgesynthesis.com).


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