San Francisco Chronicle: Alameda leading race to host America's Cup teams, June 5, 2012


Waterfront cities around the East Bay are busy trying to lure America's Cup teams, but so far Alameda has the most wind in its sails.

The island city landed one of the biggest America's Cup teams, Artemis Racing from the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, and is mobilizing to attract more.

"If you ask how many America's Cup teams do we want, the answer is, we want them all," said Kame Richards, owner of Pineapple Sails in Alameda. "San Francisco is a perfectly wonderful city, but ... Alameda is a perfect fit for this."