San Francisco, CA, July 17, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- “TOMCAT,” Performance Racing Catamaran, the second America’s Cup Experience Yacht on San Francisco Bay.
Three years ago ACsailingSF created a San Francisco America’s Cup sailing experience with the launch of 2003 America’s Cup Challenger, “USA 76.” Now, they are excited to expand their high speed sailing attraction with the addition of the ProSail 40 catamaran, “TOMCAT.”
San Francisco sailing legend, Tom Blackaller won numerous World Championship titles and his involvement in the America’s Cup in 1980, 1983, and 1986 preceded his shift towards multihull sailing. In 1988, he began campaigning a ProSail 40 catamaran named “TOMCAT” in the ProSail Professional Sailing Series. “The fastest boats are catamarans… with the pedal to the metal, flying hulls… I’d be back in the America’s Cup in a minute if it was held in big fast boats on San Francisco Bay,” said Tom Blackaller, predicting the future of America’s Cup in fast multihulls. The 35th America’s Cup was held in winged catamarans on San Francisco Bay in September 2013.
ACsailingSF is honoring Tom’s legacy and his revolutionary ideas by launching their newest addition “TOMCAT” in his memory.
“We’re very excited and honored to be adding 'TOMCAT' to our fleet,” says Brad Webb, owner, professional sailor and two-time winner of America’s Cup, “Tom is a true Bay Area Legend, and this catamaran lives up to his standards of extreme international sailing.” “TOMCAT” will be docked adjacent to USA 76 at PIER 39.
ACsailingSF is owned and operated by Brad Webb, a professional sailor and two-time winner of the America’s Cup in 2010 and 2013. He launched ACsailingSF June 2011 with “USA 76,” which was previously owned by Larry Ellison and raced by ORACLE in their challenge for the 2003 America’s Cup in Auckland, New Zealand. “USA 76” became one of the most recognized yachts in international sailing when it won 21 of 33 races in the 2003 America's Cup.
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