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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

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

South SF Dad Pleads No Contest In Stolen Yacht Abduction Case

A South San Francisco man is facing up to four years and four months in jail after pleading no contest to charges that he kidnapped his two children and took them away on a stolen yacht.

04/22/2013

The Coast Guard monitors a sailboat which ran aground in shallow water near Pacifica State Beach, March 4, 2013. (CBS)

Stolen Luxury Yacht Towed To Richmond Salvage Yard; May Be Total Loss

The multi-million dollar luxury sailing yacht that was run aground by alleged thieves off Linda Mar Beach in Pacifica Monday is now safe at a Richmond salvage yard. But, it’s possible the vessel endured so much damage that it could be declared a total loss.

03/05/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Faces Trial For Kidnapping Kids, Stealing Boat

A 43-year-old father is set to stand trial on charges that he kidnapped his two young children and took them away on a stolen yacht.

02/22/2013

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

Supervisor Claims SF Was ‘F-ing Played’ By America’s Cup Organizers

The America’s Cup Organizing committee is millions short in coming up with private funds to cover the costs of covering the yachting race. Now a San Francisco supervisor has said city officials were “f-ing played” by race organizers and he’s “f-ing ashamed” of the likelihood that the city will spend millions in public funds on the event.

02/19/2013

The 70-foot Maserati at sea.

Racing Yacht Sets Record From New York To San Francisco

A racing yacht named after one of the world’s fastest cars has sailed into San Francisco Bay in what organizers say is the fastest passage of a single-hulled sailing vessel from New York to San Francisco.

02/16/2013

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Delays Plea In Stolen Yacht Abduction Case

A Bay Area man accused of kidnapping his two children and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days has postponed entering a plea for the second time.

09/18/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Dad Accused Of Taking Kids On Stolen Yacht Speaks Out

A man accused of kidnapping his two children from their South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht for three days said Tuesday that he knew he had “gone crazy” but never endangered them.

09/12/2012

Christopher Joseph Maffei is accused of abducting his two children from his ex-girlfriend's South San Francisco home and taking them on a stolen yacht. (San Mateo County Sheriff.)

Bay Area Father Held In Stolen Yacht Abduction Appears In Court

Christopher Maffei is accused of forcibly taking his 3-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son from their grandmother while the children’s mother was in court seeking a restraining order against him.

09/10/2012

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