Beer Can-Littered Boat Abandoned On Ocean Beach Matches Description Of Vessel Stolen From SF Yacht ClubA boat found grounded on Ocean Beach Friday afternoon and abandoned might have been stolen from a San Francisco yacht club, according to a U.S. Coast Guard official.
San Francisco Entrepreneur Co-Skippers Attempt To Break Sail Speed RecordTwo 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.
Sailor Rescued After 90 Minutes In The North Pacific Arrives In San FranciscoA 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.
Artemis Racing Bowed Out Gracefully From Weekend America's Cup DefeatA 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.
Artemis Sails New AC72 Catamaran For 1st Time In SF BayArtemis 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.
Kiwis Rout Italians In America's Cup Challenger SeriesEmirates 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.
Artemis Hopes To Race New AC72 Catamaran Later This WeekArtemis 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.
Racing Against Nobody, New Zealand Gets Points In America's Cup RegattaThis 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.
America's Cup Champ Coutts Defends Rules ChangesNot 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.
New Zealand Doesn't Back Off With America's Cup Rules ProtestThe 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.
America's Cup Opening Ceremony Set For ThursdayThe 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.
Coast Guard Issues Permit For America’s Cup Racing On SF BayThe 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.