|Richmond Hosts America Cup
September 12, 2003
Richmonders have a unique
opportunity to view America's Cup boats up close and personal along the
Bay Trail in Richmond at the KKMI boatyard on Cutting Boulevard. The
Swiss boat, Alinghi,
which currently owns the America's Cup, and Larry Ellison's
Oracle boats are sailing out
of KKMI as they practice for the Moet (as in champagne) Cup races to be
held Sept. 15 - 20 off the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco.
If you make the pilgrimage to KKMI, enter the boatyard via a gate on the
left side of the office building via a BCDC-required "Public Shoreline"
access painted on the pavement as a blue walkway. This walkway meanders
thru the KKMI yard to an attractive dock with picnic tables, etc. along
the Santa Fe Channel. For your safety, please be sure to stay on the
blue pathway and avoid walking elsewhere in this working boatyard.