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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

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

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

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

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

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