America’s Cup fundraising is hitting a snag, apparently – and the City of San Francisco, used to taxing and fining, may have to take the same approach with the America’s Cup as it does with people who overstay their turn at their parking meter.  The America’s Cup committee is not bound to a specific fundraising target in that it will not suffer any contractual penalties if it fails to meet its goal:

 [A]ccording to a report by released by City Controller Ben Rosenfield, the committee’s fundraising efforts so far have given his office little confidence that that the race’s backers will reach their goal unless the pace picks up considerably.

“Given the ACOC’s expenses and fundraising payout schedules, significant fundraising beyond those achieved to date will be required to honor the $32 million fundraising goals outlined in the Host Agreement over the coming three years,” wrote Rosenfield.

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Captain Clint

Owner and ASA Instructor at Go Sail Arizona
Hello! My name is Clint Sutter, owner of Go Sail Az at Lake Pleasant in Arizona. I am also the Operations Manager and Lead Captain for the 65 foot Phoenix Cruise Boat. I am a USCG licensed captain and American Sailing Association sailing instructor. I am certified to teach Basic Keelboat 101, Basic Coastal Cruising 103, Bareboat Cruising 104, and Coastal Navigation 105. I am an identical twin and native to Arizona for 36 years. I have a 13 year old son named Ethan and a Border Collie named Hoji who I love so much. I've owned many boats over the years from small performance dinghies to catamarans and larger cruising sailboats. I have many years of experience skippering larger sailboats up to 50 feet along the Mexican and California coast. Ports to include: San Diego, Newport, Long Beach, Marina Del Rey. Boats I've sailed: Beneteau 40, 42, 46. Jeneau 40. Hanse 40. Hunter 32, 36, 46. Catalina 14, 18, 22, 25, 28, 30, 32, 36, 40. Prindle 16, 18. Hobie 16, 18. Nacra f18. Sabre 30. Bavaria 46.My goal is to share the sport of sailing with as many as I can in hopes that it makes them as happy as it has made me.I am currently a member of the ASA, US Sailing, The Arizona Yacht Club, The Lake Pleasant Sailing Club, and Marina Sailing.

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