(September 24, 2010) Red Bull Flugtag (German translation: airshow) is an event in which competitors attempt to fly homemade human-powered flying machines off a pier. Most do a better job of falling into the water than flying over it. When the event came to Long Beach, CA last month, a record breaking crowd of 105,000 people attended the event.
So what does this have to do with sailing? The harbor that hosted the event is one of the venues that made a presentation to host the 34th America's Cup.
While the focus is now on San Francisco as the lone North American city being considered to host the Cup, this does not preclude Long Beach from possibly hosting a pre-event. This sailing area has long been known to provide strong winds and convenient racing, but now we know they also have a lot of people that like to party.