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Plans for America's Cup warm-up off Maui, Lanai

Billionaire Larry Ellison is looking at bringing a preliminary race to the America's Cup to Hawaii.The software mogul's representatives are speaking with state and county officials about staging a warm-up for the cup or holding another international sailing race in waters off of Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNLSince buying the island of Lanai in 2012, Ellison has considered Hawaii as a venue for the overall cup and has looked at training his cup-winning Oracle Team USA off Lanai.But in recent weeks, his representative have stepped up talks for holding a warm-up contest here, sources said.\There's tremendous opportunity where the next venue for the America's Cup might be