Monday, October 07, 2013

The 2013 Sail Canada AGM and conference Key Note Speaker, John Craig, will be headlining Saturday October 26th in Montreal! This former national team coach and BC provincial coach will be live in action at 4pm at the Delta Centre-ville Montreal. A former Resident of BC and UBC Alumni, now a resident of San Francisco, John was responsible for conducting the races of the most recent America's Cup World Series, the Louis Vuitton Cup - America’s Cup Challenger Series, and the America's Cup Finals.

A board member of US Sailing, Craig has been the race manager at San Francisco's St. Francis Yacht Club for over 10 years, running everything from Optimist regattas to World Championships for the Star and Melges 32 class. He has run over 300 regattas on San Francisco Bay.

Before joining the St Francis Yacht Club, John was a coach of the Canadian Sailing team for 10 years and has worked closely with many of the top sailors in the world throughout his career."I've always wanted to be involved in the America's Cup," Craig said. "I've lived in the Bay Area with my wife and children for 11 years and to have this opportunity come to my doorstep is very fortunate.

“The team that Regatta Director Iain Murray surrounded himself with was second to none. I feel very honored to have had the opportunity to be part of it and knew that the 34th America’s Cup would be an amazing success due in no small part to the team.”

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excerpts from America's Cup