When looking back at 2013, our growth and achievements in conjunction with the America’s Cup have left the imprint of an incredibly memorable year for us. Here are a few of our highlights from this past year:
In the early spring we celebrated our permanence here along the San Francisco waterfront with the installation of our new dock at PIER 39. Our ongoing presence on the Bay is an influential part of providing America’s Cup yachting to the public. In June we celebrated our two-year anniversary of operation with everyone who has been a part of ACsailingSF. This was quickly followed with the kick-off to the 34th America’s Cup on July 4th, during which we ran charters on both training and race days, giving our guests the most intimate views of the AC72s. The efforts resulting in a tremendous comeback from Oracle Team USA was a monumental achievement that we were lucky to be in the midst of. We were also honored to have USA 76 entered into the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta held here in September. This was a proud moment that had us crossing the finish line clinching first place on day one.
When looking back on all the highlights from this year, we are most happy to have shared our passion for sailing during all 180 charters. We are pleased to have spread the America’s Cup experience to everyone who has joined us, and to continue doing so in 2014.
A note from Brad Webb — 2-time America’s Cup Winner
I will remember 2013 as a year of challenges, accomplishments and surprises. Looking back, twelve months seemed to pass in a flash, but there were moments when time felt frozen.
From watching ACsailingSF and USA 76 grow into her new home at Pier 39, to building and racing USA 17 in the most spectacular America’s Cup ever, it was a 365 day journey with some outstanding people.
While all of the year’s successes were a result of hard work, I enjoy celebrating the results more because they were not a forgone conclusion. I enjoy being part of a team, of playing a role in something bigger than myself.
As we head into 2014, I am looking forward to growing our small company. We dare to challenge ourselves and share our experiences, and we will continue to inspire others to do the same.