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SF Chronicle: Barely a ripple of interest in the Bay Area

QUOTE-UNQUOTE: Four years after the America’s Cup made waves in San Francisco Bay — generating equal amounts of civic pride and political controversy — Larry Ellison’s hometown Oracle Team USA is poised to defend the sailing championship under the banner of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club.But this time, it’s happening in the far-off waters of Bermuda — where the qualifying rounds have already taken place and the finals are set to start June 17 — and there’s barely a ripple of interest back in the Bay Area. The preliminaries have been relegated to brief items on the back pages of the sports section. –The Matier and Ross column in today's SF Chronicle. Full story.

Photo: Gilles Martin-Raget, ACEA / 2013