The America's Cup World Series won't have the Marina Green waterfront in San Francisco all to itself when the sailing elite return today for a second round of races that drew an estimated 150,000 spectators in August.
They will be sharing the space with Fleet Week, the annual event that has drawn up to 1 million people for air shows featuring the Blue Angels.
Regatta director Iain Murray said the dual events create a "win-win situation." The Fleet Week following will mean greater exposure for sailing, he said, and San Francisco and Fleet Week will be the backdrop for NBC's telecast of the finals Sunday.
"Everyone has to give and take a little bit," said Murray, noting his race's 45-foot catamarans will have to contend with a U.S. aircraft carrier in the vicinity. "And we'll do our best to stay out of everyone's way."
The ACWS was created to whet the appetite for the more prestigious America's Cup event in San Francisco next summer.
San Jose Mercury News
Change in main event for boxing card Saturday
The main event on Saturday night's pro boxing card at Memorial Auditorium has a change.
World-ranked Yoshihiro Kamegai (21-0, 18 knockouts) of Japan will face welterweight Jorge Silva (19-2-1, 15 KOs) of Mexico in the featured 10-rounder instead of Silva's countryman, Cosme Rivera, who withdrew because of a previous commitment.
The card, promoted by Don Chargin and Paco Damien in conjunction with Golden Boy Promotions, begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the Sacramento Convention Center box office.
Jim Jenkins, Special to The Bee
Top seed loses in first round of Natomas tourney
Daniel Kosakowski upset top-seeded Benjamin Becker of Germany 7-5, 6-3 in the first round of the $100,000 RelyAid Natomas Challenger at the Natomas Racquet Club, the tournament reported.
Former world No. 4 James Blake beat Taro Daniel of Japan 4-6, 6-3, 6-1.
Runas leads UCD golfers
with second-place finish
Demi Runas shot a closing 2-under-par 70 and tied for second as the 19th-ranked UC Davis women's golf team finished fourth in the Windy City Collegiate Classic in Golf, Ill., according to the school's athletics website.
Runas finished at 1-under 215, one shot behind medalist April McCoy of TCU.
The Aggies' Amy Simanton tied for fourth at par 216.