QUOTABLE: What they are saying in San Francisco

Published on April 15th, 2013

“People are talking about the demise of the event that’s three months from happening. The same thing happened in London before the Olympics, and it ended up being a huge event and everyone was happy.” – Jane Sullivan, San Francisco’s liaison with the America’s Cup

“Rather than oversold, it’s quite the opposite. It’s clearly been undersold. It will not cost the city anything, yet the city will receive a billion dollars and 6,000 jobs.” – Stephen Barclay, America’s Cup Event Authority CEO

“The normal philanthropic givers aren’t really interested in defraying the hobby costs of the third richest man in America.” – Aaron Peskin, former San Francisco supervisor

“I do take issue with the notion that we haven’t succeeded because, from where I’m standing, San Francisco is already the winner and the starting gun hasn’t even gone off.” – Kyrie McClellan, head of the America’s Cup Organizing Committee

Source: San Jose Mercury News

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