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San Francisco Entrepreneur Co-Skippers Attempt To Break Sail Speed Record

Two sailboat skippers, one from San Francisco, set sail from Newport, R.I. at about 1:30 a.m. Eastern time Sunday morning with the goal of breaking the world sailing speed record.

04/19/2015

The boat involved in a rescue near Angel Island. (CBS)

Good Samaritan Rescues 6 from Burning Yacht In San Francisco Bay Near Angel Island

A good Samaritan helped rescue at least six people from a yacht that caught on fire in San Francisco Bay Sunday afternoon, a fire official said.

03/09/2015

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Drunk Sausalito Yacht Thief Failed To Pay $1.38 Million Restitution Fee

A 62-year-old Wyoming man who stole a $2 million yacht from Sausalito, got drunk and ran it aground on a Pacifica beach in 2013 was back in court Friday for probation violations

02/25/2015

Alix Tichelman appears in a Santa Cruz court, July 9, 2014. (CBS)

Attorney For Prostitute Charged In Death Of Google Exec Aboard His Yacht Says Other Women Did Drugs With Him Before He Overdosed

An attorney for a Northern California prostitute charged with killing a Google executive with an overdose of heroin aboard his yacht says other women visited the man and may have done drugs with him before he died.

12/06/2014

Screenshot of MyRedBook.com after being shut down by the FBI on June 25, 2014. (CBS)

Call Girls, Money & Power In Silicon Valley: Tech Exec Shares His Story

After a Google executive’s death from a heroin overdose aboard a yacht in the Santa Cruz harbor was linked to a high-priced prostitute, many were left wondering how a high-powered executive got mixed up in a world of call girls and deadly drugs.

07/16/2014

One person was killed in a sailing accident off the Peninsula Wednesday night. (CBS)

Sailor Killed In Redwood City Boating Accident Identified

One person was killed and one injured Wednesday evening when a sailboat taking part in a race near Redwood City collided with a channel marker buoy, a U.S. Coast Guard spokesman said.

04/16/2014

Crew rescues Andrew Taylor during Clipper Round The World Race, traveling the China to San Francisco leg (Credit: www.clipperroundtheworld.com)

Sailor Rescued After 90 Minutes In The North Pacific Arrives In San Francisco

A sailor missing at sea for 90 minutes in the North Pacific returns to dry land Friday in San Francisco, after one of the most harrowing sea rescues to be caught on tape.

04/11/2014

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/KPIX 5) – An America’s Cup racing boat crew member died and another was hurt when their catamaran overturned on San Francisco Bay Thursday afternoon during a practice run.A KPIX 5/KCBS reporter on the scene at the St. Francis Yacht Club said he saw the deceased sailor placed into a body bag after cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts by paramedics failed.[ READ MORE: Crew Member Killed After America’s Cup Racing Boat Capsizes On SF Bay ](credit: KPIX 5)

Artemis Crew Wants Safety Changes In America’s Cup Following Death

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.

05/22/2013

Members of the media gather at Luna Rossa to hear owner Patrizio Bertelli discuss his team's participation in the America's Cup. (CBS)

Italian Team To Race In SF America’s Cup; Owner Wants Safety Improvements

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.

05/17/2013

A CBS 5 viewer took this photo of an Oracle Racing catamaran capsizing on San Francisco Bay on October 16, 2012. (Stefan Kirkeby)

Deadly Wreck Caps Series Of Setbacks For San Francisco’s America’s Cup

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.

05/09/2013

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