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AC officials drop plans for New York regatta

Updated: January 8, 2013, 4:56 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- America's Cup officials have dropped plans for a warmup regatta on the Hudson River in New York in the spring so teams and organizers can focus on sailing's marquee race this summer on San Francisco Bay.

That decision leaves one final America's Cup World Series regatta in 45-foot, wing-sailed catamarans, in Naples, Italy, April 16-21. A regatta planned for Venice, Italy, was scrapped due to a contractual dispute that's headed for court later this month.

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