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America's Cup For Idiots: The Fair-Weather Fan's Racing Calendar

A very abbreviated guide to this summer's races.

Norbert Bajurin, commodore of the Golden Gate Yacht Club and Oracle Team partisan, picks the not-to-be-missed dates.

July 5:
The opening race: “You have to come out for the opening.” Every boat but Artemis will race."

Sept. 1-4:
The Red Bull Youth America's Cup: “Not a kids’ race. They’re all between 19 and 24, and terrific.”

Sept. 7-21:
The finals: “This is what it’s really all about. How can you not root for the U.S. team?”

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Originally published in the July 2013 issue of San Francisco.

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