Racing: Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotillas Conduct Exercise to Prep for America’s Cup

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, a civilian volunteer component of the U. S. Coast Guard, took to the water Saturday, July 16 in the first ever district-wide Operational Exercise (OPEX) to hone their skills and prepare for the increasing challenges that face the San Francisco Bay area with  the arrival of the America’s Cup yacht race in 2013. Flotillas from Northern California, Nevada and Utah converged on Coast Guard Island in Alameda, Calif., in a series of exercises designed to improve their capabilities of the operational facilities and crews lined up to participate.

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