Americas Cup Updates

Competition Dates

The America’s Cup World Series races will be held in San Francisco from August 11 – 19 and August 27 – September 2, 2012.

The Louis Vuitton Cup, the America’s Cup Challenger Series, will be held in San Francisco from July 4 – September 1, 2013 and the America’s Cup Finals will be held September 7 – 22, 2013.

About the America’s Cup

One hundred and sixty years old, the America’s Cup is the oldest trophy in international sport. The America’s Cup has evolved into one of the world’s leading sporting competitions – featuring the best sailors on the world’s fastest boats, the wing-sailed AC45 and AC72 catamarans. The inaugural America’s Cup World Series season runs August 2011 – July 2012. In the summer of 2013, the 34th America’s Cup begins with the Louis Vuitton Cup July 4-September 1, followed by the America’s Cup Finals September 7-22. For more information, go to:


– Special Local Regulation
– America’s Cup Operations News
– Maps: 2012 Primary Regulated Area and 2013 Primary Regulated Area

We’ll Keep You Posted – The Latest News

March 1, 6:30 in the Staib Room, we’ll have a question and answer session with Commander Mark Ames of the U.S. Coast Guard on the topic of the Special Local Regulation for the America’s Cup 34 regatta.
February 28- SF Chronicle Story America’s Cup Organizers Drop Overhaul of Piers
February 15 –  SF Weekly article, The Cup Runneth Over: SF America’s Cup Decision Looms
February 15- Coast Guard announces publication of a proposed special local regulation for the AC. Download the press release.
February 10-  SF Gate article: America’s Cup May Cost City Millions, Report Says
February 6-  Waterfront Advisory Meeting. Download the notice.
January 30-  The U.S Coast Guard Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the America’s Cup special local regulations is available in the Federal Register. We encourage you to participate in this rulemaking by submitting comments and related materials. Comments are due by April 30, 2012. All comments received will be posted without change to and will include any personal information you have provided.

January 24-  Great News! No Jumbotron in the Cove! Congratulations to all who particiapted in getting this done! Go AC34!!! ~DC/SE Boards.

Composting at the Club

We had a composting/recycling review after the Pier 39 swim on Saturday.

It was suggested (thanks Hal) that we move the garbage can out of the kitchen to avoid confusion. So there are now 2 small containers in the kitchen – blue for recycling, green for composting – both accompanied by visual aids to help everyone know what goes where. These can be emptied into the larger containers outside.

There is a small black (landfill) can outside the kitchen door. Please just take a few seconds to think before tossing your trash.

Thanks, Janice

  • Green: Anything that was once living. Food (including meat), paper plates and cups, napkins, paper towels, pizza and cake boxes, milk cartons, compostable utensils and cups.
  • Blue: Any hard plastic, including utensils; glass and plastic bottles; cans; newspaper and other clean paper. Please no paper towels, liquids or plastic bags.
  • Black: Very little should go into the black can: plastic wrap, juice boxes, styrofoam.

This Year’s Swim Commissioners

The Flying Troika that will carry us through the 2012 swim season is:
Erik Cufino, Doug James, and Emma Perez. Be sure to give them a warm Dolphin welcome.

The Latest Dolphin Log

Download a copy now.

Highlights include:

  • “Two Men in a Boat” by Keith Howell;
  • photos from the Old Timers dinner;
  • the President’s report; and a great tale about the adventures of swimming the English Channel by Ken Coren.

Cover photo: by Diane Walton, cookies by Lee Hammack.

Fort Point Swim

Ready for a nice long swim?

Date: Sunday, July 1, 2012
Distance: 3.5 miles
: 5:15 – 6am
WALK TO BOAT: 6:45 ($10 Boat Fee)
JUMP: 7:30am
And a friendly reminder…

You must complete three out of cove swims and contribute two ‘helps’ or pilots to swim Alcatraz and Golden Gate. Contacting the Captains in advance is very helpful and it assures that your ‘help’ gets credited.

Boat Captain — Diane Walton (
Check-in — Eric Shupert (
Timing — Polly Rose (
Galley — John & Nancy Hornor (
Clean-up — Neal Powers (
Swag Sales — Perpetua Bishop (