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Corinthian Yacht Club Speaker Series: America's Cup Tactics with John Craig

John Craig

Principal Race Officer

America’s Cup Race Management

Hailing from Canada and now a resident of San Francisco, John is responsible for conducting the races of the America's Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup - America’s Cup Challenger Series, and the America's Cup Finals.

A board member of US Sailing, Craig had been the race manager at San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club for over 10 years, running everything from Optimist regattas to World Championships for the Star and Melges 32 class. He has run approximately 300 regattas on San Francisco Bay.  Before St. Francis Yacht Club, John was the coach of the Canadian Olympic team for approximately 10 years and has worked closely with many of the top sailors in the world throughout his career.  This has given him a unique perspective on how to engage sailors and non-sailors as well as how to increase youth involvement.

The America’s Cup has been in the news a lot in the last few months with plenty of speculation about how the remainder of the series might be affected.  John will debunk rumors and explain “The New Reality” of the America’s Cup.  He will also answer questions from the audience.  Please join us for this rare opportunity.

No host bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and the presentations begin at 7:00 p.m.

There is no charge however please RSVP at: www.cyc.org or call (415) 435-4771.

If you want to meet up with the group before the event, we will be meeting at 6:30 in the upstairs bar or the deck adjacent to the bar.

 

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  • Sheryl C.

    Awesome!

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Jacki F.

    John Craig's presentation was just off the charts - I understand so much more about this particular race, the boats involved, and the crew. This was just the most exciting presentation I've been to. Thank you Corinthian.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Sailor D.

    Great talk, well attended, lots of info!

    July 12, 2013

  • Janie G.

    Was wonderful talk and visual presentation that helps us all understand the efforts, safety issues, logistics and game of the America's Cup....
    (Especially liked the Prada Watermen's suits!) One definitely knows that the technology, real-time safety testing and devices (that have now been invented), will have applications in many venues now and for the future.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Daniel S.

    Outstanding! Great talk and good video.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Gary "Martín" G.

    Fantastic up-to-date, informed, and interesting presentation. John Craig is a great speaker. Thanks to CYC.

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Daniel S.

    That was a great presentation! Great videos, photo's and information. Now I'm really ready for the America's Cup!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Elise H.

    I'd love to be there

    July 11, 2013

  • AVA

    Sorry, I am in HK right now... Can't make! C U guys next time! Enjoy!

    1 · July 7, 2013

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