America’s Cup champion Oracle Team USA forfeited its overall championships from the first two seasons of the America’s Cup World Series on Thursday after it was determined that its yachts were modified without the permission of the Measurement Committee.
The head of Artemis Racing said his team will compete in the America’s Cup only if conditions are deemed safe on wind-raked San Francisco Bay this summer.
The owner of the Italian entry in the America’s Cup said Friday that his boat will compete this summer, but he would like to see new safety measures following the death of a sailor on a training run last week.
Officials have not ruled out cancelling the America’s Cup Race scheduled for this summer based on the outcome of multi-agency investigations currently underway.
The 2013 America’s Cup has faced controversy and setbacks at nearly every turn since San Francisco won the right to host the World’s premier sailing race 2010. Now, the death of a Swedish team member during training on May 9th is likely to cast a shadow over the event finals, which officially get underway on San Francisco Bay September 7th.
A Bay Area sailor is seeking thousands in award money after rescuing a drifting catamaran belonging to the French America’s Cup World Series known as Energy, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Oracle Team USA took top honors on San Francisco Bay Sunday afternoon, winning both overall, and the match-race championship in the America’s Cup World Series.
The latest in America’s Cup technology was being put on display this week, right on the surface of San Francisco Bay.