Backers of San Francisco’s bid to host the America’s Cup say the world sailing competition would bring $1.4 billion and nearly 9,000 jobs to the Bay Area. But environmentalists are angered that the city’s proposal seeks an exemption from an environmental review. We discuss the America’s Cup — San Francisco’s chances of getting it — and what it would mean for the Bay Area.

San Francisco’s Bid for the America’s Cup 20 August,2010forum

Michael Endicott, advocate for the Sierra Club of California
Rob Grant, racing editor for Latitude 38, Northern California's largest sailing magazine
Kyri McCllelan, America's Cup project manager at the Office of Economic and Workforce Development
Peter Stoneberg, rear commodore at the St. Francis Yacht Club

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