The Oracle Racing AC45 catamarans practice near the Golden Gate Bridge on February 21, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The AC45 is the forerunner to the AC72, which teams will race in the Louis Vuitton Cup and America's Cup finals in 2013 in San Francisco. The AC45 will be featured at the America's Cup World Series   (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

SF America’s Cup Village Opens As Preliminary Races Get Underway

The America’s Cup racing village opened Tuesday at San Francisco’s Marina Green, where race organizers introduced the sailors who will participate in preliminary races this week for the international regatta.


A yacht sit partially submerged at a dock at the Tahoe Keys Marina, July 10, 2012. (CBS)

$3.2 Million Yacht Sinks In Tahoe Marina

El Dorado County Environmental Health Manager Barbara Houghton said Tuesday the 86-foot Sierra Rose is sealed, but inspectors will monitor efforts to pull it out of the Tahoe Keys Marina, just in case.


Yacht Struck By Whale

Rescued Sacramento Sailor Makes It Home For Wedding Anniversary

A 67-year-old Sacramento man rescued after his sailboat was hit and sunk by a whale is back home just in time to take his wife out to dinner for their 23rd wedding anniversary.


Yacht Struck By Whale

Sacramento Man Rescued From Whale-Struck Yacht Heads Home

A northern California man who was rescued from his sinking sailboat off the coast of Mexico spent Father’s Day on a freighter bound for Panama.


The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

U.S. Sailing To Investigate Farallones Yacht Accident

The Coast Guard is asking sailing’s national governing body to investigate last month’s fatal yacht racing accident off the San Francisco coast.


Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

Body Found At Bodega Head Was Sonoma Man, No Link To Yacht Crash

A man found dead at the base of a cliff at Bodega Head on the Sonoma Coast Tuesday evening was identified Friday as 58-year-old Brian Christopher Abel of Sonoma.


The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

Coast Guard Halts Ocean Boat Races After Fatal Farallones Crash

The Coast Guard has temporarily stopped boat races in San Francisco Bay Area ocean waters following a deadly yacht crash.


Wreckage from the yacht Low Speed Chase was hoisted by helicopter from the Farallon Islands to Half Moon Bay on April 23, 2012. (CBS)

Rescued Sailor Offers Harrowing Story Of Deadly Farallones Yacht Crash

One of the sailors who survived the crash of a racing yacht earlier this month on the Farallon Islands is talking publicly about what happened aboard the Low Speed Chase.


The sailing vessel Low Speed Chase after it crashed on the Farallon Islands. (San Francisco Chronicle/Polaris)

SFPD Opens Investigation Into Deadly Farallones Yacht Crash

San Francisco Police investigators are now looking into this past weekend’s fatal sailboat accident at the Farallon Islands. However, that does not necessarily mean there’s suspicion that criminal or negligent activity lead to the accident.


The Geraldton Western  Austrial yacht where 13 crew members were injured when a large wave struck the boat hundreds of miles off the coast of San Francisco.

Yacht Damaged In Pacific Storm Brought To Oakland For Repairs

A yacht that was crippled by a Pacific storm while racing in the ocean over the weekend passed safely beneath the Golden Gate Bridge early Tuesday morning, and all crewmembers have reached shore, a race spokeswoman said.





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