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Old 03-24-2013
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Is Sailing an Elitist Sport?

I realize this has been hashed out before; but, after looking at ticket prices for the America cup, it really makes you wonder. It makes NASCAR look good.

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LOUIS VUITTON CUP FINALS
Single Day $800
2-Day Pack $1,500
3-Day Pack $2,175
Full Series Flex $2,900
4 guaranteed days + option to purchase
3 additional days
Guaranteed days: August 17, 18, 21, 24
Contingent on outcome: August 25, 28, 30
($700 per additional day)


AMERICA’S CUP FINALS
Opening Weekend (Sept 7 & 8) $3,000
2-Day Pack $2,800
3-Day Pack $3,900
Full Series Flex $5,500
5 guaranteed days + option to purchase
4 additional days
Guaranteed days: September 7, 8, 10, 12, 14
Contingent on outcome: September 15, 17, 19, 21
($900 per additional day)


Private Waterfront Chalets

An exclusive hospitality experience affording corporate groups the
unique opportunity to entertain 280-360 guests throughout the
exciting final stages of the 34th America’s Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup
Finals & America‘s Cup Finals). The Private Waterfront Chalets offer
unparalleled views of the race course and a first-class setting to
develop your business relationships.
The Inclusions
• Exclusive use of 20’ x 70’ footprint with the executive furnishings
• 40 tickets per day for all race days
• 20 VIP parking passes per day
• 40 America’s Cup programs delivered to the tent each day
• Premium food & beverage package
• Four (4) credentials for a Team Base Tour for a select day
• America’s Cup Insider Experiences
• One (1) table of ten in the America’s Cup Club for a select day
• Opportunity to purchase 10 additional SRO chalet tickets with five
(5) parking passes per day
Louis Vuitton Cup Finals, Single Day $62,500
Louis Vuitton Cup Finals $250,000
America’s Cup Finals $395,000
Both Finals Series $600,000
That's just a sample of the America's Cup area. I'm a whole-hearted capitalist and i believe you charge what the market will bear. I wonder sometimes why America can't find talented sailors for the Olympics.
I'm glad i can watch sailing from any vantage point.
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