Federal marshals seized America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA’s prototype boat in San Francisco on Monday, before it could be shipped out of the country, in response to a lien filed by a fired sailor.
Yachts are supposed to be white, so when a dark, angular, $33 million stealth ship pulls up at a local marina next to a bunch of fiberglass pleasure boats that haven’t changed basic designs in 50 years, heads turn, cameraphones are raised, and questions are asked.
San Francisco police say criminal charges will not be filed in the crash of an America’s Cup catamaran in May 2013 that killed British Olympic star Andrew “Bart” Simpson.
Mayor Ed Lee received a letter late Tuesday night, informing him that San Francisco is not one of the three finalists to host the event in 2017.
Even though America’s Cup officials announced they’ve eliminated one of the four remaining contenders for the 2017 regatta, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee says he’s confident his city is still in the game.
America’s Cup officials have reduced the prospective venues for the next regatta from four to three, and it appears San Francisco has been eliminated.
A prototype wind-powered ferry boat being developed on the San Francisco Bay could eventually lead to bay transportation that uses less fuel and produces fewer greenhouse gases.
San Francisco supervisors and city officials held a hearing to focus on lessons learned from the America’s Cup race held last summer in order to improve their bid for the 2017 competition.
Newly released figures on Monday revealed that the City Of San Francisco lost $11.5 million hosting the 34th America’s Cup—double than what was previously estimated.
The return of the America’s Cup to the San Francisco Bay appears to be experiencing some choppy waters with the organizers threatening to pull out and relocate to another city.