America’s Cup

San Francisco Skyline (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

No Criminal Charges To Be Filed In America’s Cup Crash That Killed Sailor

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.

09/09/2014

Oracle Team USA skipper James Spithill (C) kisses the America's Cup trophy as he celebrates onstage after they beat Emirates Team New Zealand to defend the America's Cup during the final race on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Is Out Of The Running To Host America’s Cup In 2017

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.

06/11/2014

A boat sails during America's Cup Race in San Francisco Bay 2013 (Photo credit should read Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Lee Confident San Francisco’s Still An America’s Cup Contender

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.

06/10/2014

America's Cup - Final Race

America’s Cup Eliminates One Prospective Venue For 2017; Could Be San Francisco

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.

06/10/2014

A catamaran boat outfitted with a 40 foot tall rigid WingSail has been sailing Bay Area ferry routes to test the novel idea of using wind assistance to help propel ferry vessels of the future - reducing fuel use and air pollution.

Prototype Wind-Powered Ferry Technology Could Lead To Greener SF Bay Transportation

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.

05/01/2014

America's Cup - Final Race - C.Flanigan Photos

SF City Hall Plots Bid For Next America’s Cup, Hearings Focus On Previous Shortcomings

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.

03/05/2014

America's Cup - Final Race

America’s Cup Cost SF $11.5 Million, Doubling Estimates

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.

02/11/2014

America's Cup - Final Race

Phil Matier: Has The Ship Sailed For The America’s Cup In San Francisco?

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.

02/07/2014

Jimmy Spithill

Skipper Spithill Returns To Cup America’s Champ Oracle

The chance to win a third straight America’s Cup with Oracle Team USA was a bigger allure to skipper Jimmy Spithill than taking a big-money offer from a foreign challenger.

02/03/2014

San Francisco Bay (Getty Images)

Phil Matier: SF’s Chances Of Hosting America’s Cup Sailing Away?

Could San Francisco’s chance to host the next America’s Cup be sailing away? That’s what one of the race organizers recently said, indicating that they were looking at other venues like Hawaii and San Diego.

01/30/2014

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