[Photo Credit: rulenumberone2/Curbed SF Flickr Pool]
This week, the America's Cup World Series in San Francisco opens on Tuesday with speeches and reality TV– the filming of a future episode of Food Network's "Cupcake Wars" and sadly, not "Three Years Before the Polycarbon Mast." The actual races start on Wednesday. We had a look around yesterday while the Marina Green was being set up for the big event (expect lots of white tents) and it appears there will be plenty of open waterfront viewing access, although during the races the waterfront bleachers will require a ticket ($25-$125.) As per the Examiner, there are the usual carbon-neutral claims, with the event operating under Ports' new "zero-waste" policy which basically means no plastic anything in food service. As for the food beyond Tuesday's cupcakes, no one we spoke with knows who's responsible for it, but apparently the event organizers have reached out to the San Francisco Department of Public Health for guidance. Delicious! Does no one at the America's Cup go to Outside Lands? The only substantial crowds are expected on the weekend, and the general consensus travel-wise is to leave your car behind– although we're not aware of any road closures at this time– and take advantage of extended bus service if you don't bike. Here's the updated SFMTA transit brochure, and the ACEA's map of Marina Green after the jump.
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· America's Cup Regatta Going Green Land & Sea [SFExaminer]
· Outside Lands Adds Beer Lands, Ten New Food Vendors [Eater SF]
· Cars, Bikes, Buses, Trains: How Are you Getting There? [Curbed SF]
· 2012 America's Cup World Series Weekend Transit Services (PDF) [SFMTA]
· ACWS San Francisco Village Set To open Tuesday [America's Cup]