America’s Cup

America's Cup - Final Race

35th America’s Cup Might Not Sail In San Francisco

Sailing officials are talking with other venues about hosting the 35th America’s Cup in 2017 because San Francisco officials haven’t offered the same terms as last year.

01/25/2014

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

San Francisco Mayor Makes Pitch For America’s Cup To Return

In a strong sign that the America’s Cup could return to San Francisco in 2017, Mayor Ed Lee has proposed to organizers that the main venue and team bases be centralized on the Embarcadero and that the schedule be more consistent and condensed.

12/23/2013

San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - ORACLE Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 15

Report Finds America’s Cup Failed To Live Up To Expectations For SF Economy

A new report by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute indicates that the City of San Francisco lost money hosting the America’s Cup.

12/10/2013

Andrew "Bart" Simpson, an Olympic gold medalist, was killed when his America's Cup catamaran overturned on San Francisco Bay on May 9, 2013. (CBS)

Medical Examiner Says America’s Cup Sailor Died From Blunt Trauma

The America’s Cup sailor who perished in a capsizing during a practice run in May died of “blunt trauma with drowning,” according to a San Francisco medical examiner’s report on the case.

10/15/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker in action during the America's Cup. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Defeated New Zealand Skipper Says America’s Cup Team Could Fold

Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker said “the vultures are already circling” the defeated America’s Cup challenger and that the team will likely fold unless action is taken to secure its future.

10/02/2013

San Francisco (USA,CA) - 34th America's Cup - ORACLE Team USA vs Emirates Team New Zealand, Race Day 15

Australia Becomes Oracle’s First Challenger For Next America’s Cup

Australia is back in the America’s Cup for the first time since 2000 after a challenge by winemaker and sailor Bob Oatley was accepted by software billionaire Larry Ellison.

09/30/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill races against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker during the final race of the America's Cup Finals on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (photo courtesy of C.Flanigan/imageSPACE)

Oracle’s Ellison, Coutts Turned America’s Cup Into 21st Century Adrenaline Rush

“I think a lot of people who were never interested in sailing suddenly got interested in sailing,” Larry Ellison, the software billionaire who owns Oracle Team USA, said after the American boat kept the America’s Cup with one final thrilling win.

09/27/2013

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

America’s Cup Was 21st Century Adrenaline Rush

Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America’s Cup can be an adrenaline rush.

09/26/2013

Larry Ellison seen earlier this month with team Oracle USA.

Larry Ellison Says He Wants To Keep America’s Cup In San Francisco

For much of the finals, it seemed all but certain the next America’s Cup would be contested in New Zealand. After Oracle Team USA’s stunning comeback Wednesday, organizers declared the regatta a success.

09/26/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill captures the America's Cup.  (photo courtesy of C.Flanigan/imageSPACE)

America’s Cup: Where Does USA’s Win Rank Among All-Time Sports Comebacks?

On an otherwise ho-hum Wednesday afternoon, Oracle Team USA completed one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, clawing back from an 8-1 race deficit against Emirates New Zealand to win the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay.

09/26/2013

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