America’s Cup: Dangling the carrot

The America’s Cup has been struggling to find long-term housing. In 2013 it was San Francisco, in 2017 it was Bermuda, in 2021 it was Auckland, and the prospect of moving again for 2024 is gaining traction.

Similar to San Francisco, the home team wants more for the hosting rights than the government contends the event is worth, or at least is worth in the context of other requirements for their community. So now Team New Zealand is shopping the event abroad.

The opportunity to host the America’s Cup has gained the attention of Cork, Ireland; Cowes, UK; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, UAE; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Oman; Singapore; and Valencia, Spain. However, the popular rumor comes from Great Britain, home of the Challenger of Record…

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