Rhode Island pitches its America's Cup stage

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The first rendering of what an AC34 village might look like was circulated last week during a meeting of the America's Cup Rhode Island 2013 planning committee.

The group is being directed by Keith W. Stokes, executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation.

The only real direction that seems to be consistently mentioned is that reigning Cup champion Larry Ellison favors a village-style atmosphere and a venue that would encourage youth participation. If that is the case, Rhode Island is in a very strong position.

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