Italian Team To Race In SF America's Cup; Owner Wants Safety ImprovementsThe 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.
Deadly Wreck Caps Series Of Setbacks For San Francisco's America's CupThe 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.
South SF Dad Pleads No Contest In Stolen Yacht Abduction CaseA 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.
Stolen Luxury Yacht Towed To Richmond Salvage Yard; May Be Total LossThe 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.
Bay Area Dad Faces Trial For Kidnapping Kids, Stealing BoatA 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.
Supervisor Claims SF Was 'F-ing Played' By America's Cup OrganizersThe 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.
Racing Yacht Sets Record From New York To San FranciscoA 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.
Bay Area Dad Delays Plea In Stolen Yacht Abduction CaseA 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.
Bay Area Dad Accused Of Taking Kids On Stolen Yacht Speaks OutA 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.
Bay Area Father Held In Stolen Yacht Abduction Appears In CourtChristopher 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.
$200K Bail For NorCal Dad Who Allegedly Took Abducted Kids On Stolen YachtA Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail.
2 South San Francisco Kids Recovered From Stolen YachtThe Coast Guard said it has recovered two children believed to be abducted by their father from South San Francisco.
Police Tracking Yacht Wanted In Abduction Case Off San Mateo CoastA yacht allegedly stolen by a man who had kidnapped his two children from South San Francisco earlier this week was spotted Friday morning in the waters off of Pillar Point Harbor, a police spokesman said.
2 South SF Kids Abducted, May Be On Stolen Yacht With FatherSouth San Francisco police are searching for a man suspected of fleeing with his two kidnapped children aboard a stolen yacht, according to police.
SF America’s Cup Village Opens As Preliminary Races Get UnderwayThe 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.