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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

Artemis Racing's Big Blue AC72 sails in San Francisco Bay. (Photo © ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA)

Artemis Racing Bowed Out Gracefully From Weekend America’s Cup Defeat

A Sweden-based sailing team that was hit with a tragic loss earlier this year was eliminated over the weekend in the challenger series for the America’s Cup, but bowed out gracefully in a display of sportsmanship that has been a hallmark of the team’s return to the water.

08/12/2013

Artemis Racing's Big Blue AC72 sails in San Francisco Bay. (Photo © ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RA)

Artemis Sails New AC72 Catamaran For 1st Time In SF Bay

Artemis Racing sailed around the San Francisco Bay on Wednesday, testing “Big Blue” for the first time in winds as strong as 15 knots. The catamaran is the Swedish challenger’s second AC 72 for America’s Cup competition.

07/25/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand races Italy s Luna Rossa in the America s Cup challenger trials. (© ACEA / PHOTO GILLES MARTIN-RAGET)

Kiwis Rout Italians In America’s Cup Challenger Series

Emirates Team New Zealand routed Italy’s Luna Rossa by the biggest margin yet in the America’s Cup challenger trials and clinched the right to advance to the Louis Vuitton Cup finals.

07/23/2013

Artemis Racing launches AC72 at base in Alameda. (Photo © Sander van der Borch / Artemis Racing)

Artemis Hopes To Race New AC72 Catamaran Later This Week

Artemis Racing of Sweden hopes to sail sometime later this week now that it has launched its new America’s Cup 72-foot catamaran, 2 ½ months after the fatal capsize of its first boat.

07/23/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand in action on San Francisco Bay.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Racing Against Nobody, New Zealand Gets Points In America’s Cup Regatta

This was supposed to be the most eye-popping America’s Cup ever. But the Italian syndicate didn’t sail against Emirates Team New Zealand this week in the Louis Vuitton Cup challengers series, allowing New Zealand to earn two points in the regatta unchallenged.

07/10/2013

ORACLE Racing CEO Russell Coutts.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Champ Coutts Defends Rules Changes

Not long after helping to sail one of the new America’s Cup catamarans around ghostly San Francisco Bay, four-time winner Russell Coutts scoffed at accusations by two foreign challengers that defending champion Oracle Team USA is benefiting from safety changes.

07/03/2013

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New Zealand Doesn’t Back Off With America’s Cup Rules Protest

The Kiwis are protesting a rule change that ostensibly was made for safety reasons following the death of British sailing star Andrew Simpson on May 9 when rival challenger Artemis Racing capsized.

07/03/2013

The boats sail past the San Francisco waterfront during a fleet race in the America's Cup World Series on August 23, 2012 in San Francisco.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Opening Ceremony Set For Thursday

The America’s Cup regatta starts later this week in San Francisco with an opening ceremony and the first preliminary race. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday at the America’s Cup Park at Piers 27-29.

07/03/2013

America’s Cup: World Series 2012 II

Coast Guard Issues Permit For America’s Cup Racing On SF Bay

The U.S. Coast Guard issued the official permit late Friday that is required to conduct America’s Cup yacht racing on San Francisco Bay beginning next week.

06/29/2013

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