Onboard cameramen planned for 2017 regatta in San Francisco

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Sports producer and avid sailor Geoff Mason plans to use onboard cameramen as part of the coverage of the Super 12 Cup regatta on San Francisco Bay beginning in July 2017.

Onboard reporters have sailed in the last three editions of the grueling Volvo Ocean Race. But it's believed onboard cameramen for the Super 12 Cup would be a first for a major race around buoys.

''That is what is going to define our coverage and set us apart from any other regatta. That's the most exciting element of this whole adventure,'' Mason said by phone.

The race also will feature a new, modernized version of the venerable 12-meter class.

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