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New York to get America's Cup racing

New York is now expected to host America's Cup World Series exhibition races in May and June 2013. This will be ahead of the official events in San Francisco for the Louis Vuitton challenger series and the America’s Cup finals, which will still take place between 4 July and 21 September 2013.And continuing the ramp-up of media deals, America’s Cup also announced Clear Channel Media and Entertainment San Francisco as the official radio partner for the 2013 America’s Cup. Clear Channel San Francisco AM News/Talk radio stations, KKSF and KNEW, will become the flagship stations for America’s Cup coverage with information and updates throughout the year.

Locally, more than half of San Francisco Bay area residents listen to at least one Clear Channel San Francisco radio station every week and nearly 10 percent of residents listen via iHeartRadio or station websites.

In an earlier announcement, SportsMark, the Official Corporate Hospitality Management Partner and Exclusive Global Sales Agent of the America’s Cup Club hospitality program, has launched the sales of 2013 on-shore America’s Cup Club packages.

New for 2013, corporate groups have the opportunity to secure private waterfront chalets with premium views of the race course. The chalets will cater 40-50 guests per day in the America’s Cup Village between the St. Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs on the Peninsula by Marina Green, on San Francisco Bay.

2013 is the ‘Year of the America’s Cup’ in San Francisco, with up to 55 days of racing from July to September. The Louis Vuitton Cup (America’s Cup Challenger Series) starts in July with the challengers vying for a spot in September’s America’s Cup Finals (September 7-21) against the defending Oracle Race Team USA. A new initiative to provide a pathway for young sailors into the America’s Cup sees the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with 10 international teams battling on San Francisco Bay from September 1-4.