America's cheap louis vuitton walletLouis vuitton handbags sale cup world series in san francisco With the tight maneuvering, overtaking and possible capsizing all happening between marina green and alcatraz and between the golden gate bridge and aquatic park, the race course in san francisco is closer to shore than it has been in any other host city, america cup officials say.A total of at least 150, 000 people showed up at marina green for the august2126 debut round of the america cup world series(Acws).Since the series second round coincides with the perennially popular fleet week(Oct.4 7), be prepared for record crowds in the Marina district.Morgan bar(Ben ainslie racing).The british crew is headed by one of its own, ben ainslie, who, with four gold medals and one silver, is the most decorated athlete in olympic games sailing.Coutts, 50, has been on four crews that have won the America's cup since 1995.Spithill is an aussie;Coutts is from new zealand.Of the 10 oracle sailors racing in this acws second round, only one is american tactician john kostecki, who is a native of san rafael.Where to watch acws in san francisco:America's cup village at little marina greenmarina boulevard at baker streetthe best and closest spot from which to watch the racing is the bleachers set up on the peninsula near the golden gate yacht club.Bleacher seats range from $40 125, rising in price as the week progresses from wednesday to the weekend.Otherwise, just head to marina green.Little marina green, aka"America's cup village,"Is a hubbub with a huge screen broadcasting the races.Live race commentary, and dock in shows and interviews with crew members presented from a stage.There are interactive exhibits about the mechanics of sailing(Try your hand at hoisting a sail)And the ocean environment, as well as stations stocked with america cup merchandise, food and drink, including champagne and napa valley wines.Acws racing:The world series includes two kinds of races:Match races, between two crews at a time, which last about 15 minutes each;And the free for all fleet races, in which all 11 boats try to muscle for space and speed without colliding or capsizing.Following practice on tuesday(Oct.2), match race qualifying is on Wednesday, and match and fleet races are scheduled for Thursday through Saturday.Sunday has only fleet racing.The america cup races:What we commonly think of as america cup are the finals ending with the enormous and storied trophy.For the 34th america cup, the finals are sept. 722,2013, in San Francisco.Leading up to them are the world series(held in August and October2012 in San Francisco, April2013 in Venice, and May in Naples)And the louis vuitton cup(July sept.2013 in San Francisco).The winner of the louis vuitton cup races defending champ oracle team usa the the lv cup contestants are teams from italy, sweden, new zealand and korea.Does the world series matter? :For the teams competing for the lv cup, yes.Points they collect during the world series give them a ranking advantage at the start of the lv cup.And the more time they can spend on san francisco bay, the better.For all of the sailors, the series is, at minimum, good practice.In the world of elite sailing, crew members often switch teams(When the world series wraps up, british skipper ben ainslie is jumping ship to help the oracle team, for instance).And the boats in the acws are similar to(Though shorter than) those in the2013 LV Cup and finals.They are catamarans(Two hulled), and instead of the traditional mast and soft sails, they have ultra tech wing sails that work on the same physics principles as airplane wings do.In the acws, the crews sail identical ac45 boats(About 45 feet long)With identical wings.The ac45, operated by five sailors, has a 70.5 foot tall wingsail and can reach 30 knots per hour(35 mph). In the Louis Vuitton Cup and in the cup finals in2013, the teams trade up to 72 foot long giants with wingsails taller than 131 feet, which they design and build on their own within certain parameters.Crews of 11 are predicted to push the ac72s to more than 40 knots(46 mph).Navigating these behemoths within the san francisco race course boundaries will be one of the biggest difficulties.2012 13 AMERICA CUP WORLD SERIES IN SAN FRANCISCO:Schedulewednesday, oct.3 Match racing qualifying at 4:05 6 pm.Thursday, oct.4 Match racing quarter finals at 12:25 12:55 pm;Fleet racing, 5:10 6:15 pm.Friday, oct.5 Match racing quarterfinals 4:05 4:35 pm;Fleet racing 4:50 5:55 pm.Saturday, oct.6 Match racing semifinals 4:05 4:35 pm;Fleet racing 4:50 5:55 pm;Match racing finals 6:10 6:25 pm.Sunday, oct.7 Super Sunday fleet racing at 1: 552:25 pm.Broadcast nationwide on nbc beginning at louis vuitton stores uk 1:30 pm.Where did the name"America's cup"Come from?First held in 1851, the america's cup is the oldest continually contested championship in any sport.The race was named after its first winner, the us sailboat america, which prevailed over a slew of british yachts.For the next century, the us successfully fended off all challengers.In 1983, australia beat the us. The US regained the cup in 1987, but then lost to New Zealand in 1995, which in turn lost to Switzerland in2003. The US team, funded primarily by Larry Ellison, the cup back in2010.