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.
New Zealanders have started to question whether their team’s loss in the America’s Cup marks the end of the country’s 26-year involvement in competing for sailing’s oldest trophy.
After Oracle Team USA won the lone race of the day in the America’s Cup on Thursday, it gave fans of challenger Emirates Team New Zealand to soak up San Francisco for at least one more day.
Emirates Team New Zealand tore the trampoline tarp in the center of its catamaran and lost two men overboard before holding on to beat hobbled Italian Team Luna Rossa.
The first real race of the America’s Cup challenger series was a runaway for Emirates Team New Zealand on Saturday even before it hit the starting line on San Francisco Bay.
A bicycle racer from New Zealand testified in Sonoma County Superior Court Thursday morning about being struck by a car in a hit-and-run accident near Healdsburg last month.
Stanford’s quake-catcher network detected Monday’s quake near Berkeley 10 seconds before the shaking reached campus, and it has already proven effective in detecting aftershocks near Christchurch, New Zealand. Scientists say those extra seconds could mean a lot.
The first New Zealand flight to arrive in the Bay Area landed at SFO on Tuesday, with many passengers expressing relief that family and friends were okay.
Many of the first responders to Monday’s deadly earthquake in New Zealand were actually trained in the Bay Area.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) _ A powerful 7.4-magnitude earthquake struck much of New Zealand’s South Island early Saturday. No tsunami alert was issued and there were no reports of injuries.