I created AlamedaWaterfront.com in the spring of 2010 following BMW-Oracle's victory in the 33rd America's Cup. While I knew very little about yacht racing, I was just watching what Larry Ellison was saying about transforming the America's Cup and growing it's audience via technology and television. I knew it had to be in San Francisco and some of my local sailing friends hinted that Alameda Point would be a perfect place for an America's Cup village. I had been learning a lot about Alameda Point from another volunteer project... AlamedaPointInfo.com
Originally Americas Cup Alameda dot com, the original concept was to present Alameda Point as the perfect location for an America's Cup village. We have a more "mediterranean friendly" climate, deep (enough) water, concrete piers, gigantic airplane hangars left over from the naval base days, tons of space (and parking), close to central bay, and... thanks to some work by local maritime enthusiasts... a cooperative city council and staff.
Though their plans were recently downsized, the racing village is indeed going to be in San Francisco and Alameda plays a supporting role. A recent redesign of AlamedaWaterfront.com reflects the more recent focus by our Alameda America's Cup Ad Hoc Committee (I am on this commission) to help play and role and hopefully benefit by the events in our backyard in Summer of 2012 and 2013.