BMW Oracle Racing will ship their 90-foot multihull from Anacortes to San Diego, California

BMW Oracle Racing will ship its 90-foot multihull yacht from Anacortes to San Diego at the conclusion of its first test session.

“With light breeze and flat water, Anacortes has been the ideal place to sea trial our new boat,” said team helmsman James Spithill. “We will move the team to San Diego for two months to extend the sailing season in the warmer climate of Southern California.”

San Diego was the home of the America’s Cup during the San Diego Yacht Club’s reign as Defender from 1987-1995. The team will base its operations from the Fifth Avenue Landing downtown, where Team Stars & Stripes was located during the competition.

The boat is expected to arrive by barge in San Diego by the end of September.