file.jpgIn a letter from Oracle Team USA’s chief executive and AC Event Authority director Russell Coutts to San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee,  San Francisco is officially out of the race to host the 2017 America’s Cup. His letter does suggest that SF could still possibly be considered as a World Series venue in 2015 and 2016, which would continue the momentum of the spectacular Summer of Sailing in 2013’s 34th America’s Cup and possibly lead into consideration for the 36th America’s Cup.

Though San Diego, Bermuda and Chicago are still contenders, Coutts will reduce the 2017 venue selection from three down to two venues by the end of the month.