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America's Cup Concert Series Kicks Off

Posted 05.31.2013 | San Francisco

In the year since America's Cup first landed on San Francisco waters, the race has been marred by both controversy and tragedy. But there's nothing...

Will The America's Cup Safety Plan Work?

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.23.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The America's Cup regatta director has released 37 recommendations made by a group of sailing experts intended to increase safet...

America's Cup Sailor Dies In Boat Capsize

AP | PAUL ELIAS and BERNIE WILSON | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — A 72-foot-long, high-tech catamaran sailboat capsized Thursday in San Francisco Bay while practicing for the America's Cup races...

More Trouble For The America's Cup

San Jose Mercury News | Julia Prodis Sulek | Posted 06.14.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- So much for smooth sailing. With less than three months before the start of the America's Cup races in San Francisco Bay, locals are ...

Supe On America's Cup: 'We Got F*cking Played'

| Posted 04.21.2013 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of SF Weekly. By Joe Eskenazi News broke over the weekend that the America's Cup Organizing Committee, a priva...

America's Cup Organizers Make A Big Announcement

The Contra Costa Times | Jim Harrington | Posted 03.24.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The America's Cup is bringing more than sailing to San Francisco. It's also bringing Sting to the bayfront June 2 to perform at a soo...

America's Cup Capsizing Sparks Fears

San Jose Mercury News | Julia Prodis Sulek | Posted 01.19.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Larry Ellison's new 72-foot America's Cup boat capsized on a practice run and was sucked through the Golden Gate in a crippled m...

WATCH: America's Cup Boat Capsizes In SF Bay

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.16.2012 | San Francisco

Tuesday marked the San Francisco Bay's biggest tide of the year, and even the formidable Oracle America's Cup catamaran didn't stand a chance. The ...

UNBELIEVABLE: Local Sailor Rescues America's Cup Boat, Demands $200K

Robin Wilkey | Posted 10.10.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco sailor Todd Tholke noticed something peculiar in the middle of the night on September 30. The French catamaran Energy, one of the boats ...

Submit Your Own Photos From The Best Weekend Ever

Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.08.2012 | San Francisco

America's Cup. Fleet Week. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass. An (embarrassing) start to the Giants playoffs. An (epic) Niners win. Suffice to say, it was ...

Aaron Sankin

Why Is The America's Cup Excluding A Black Sailing Team?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.18.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- "I just want to integrate a sport that really needs some integration," Charles Kithcart said with more than a twinge of frustration i...

Smooth Sailing: America's Cup Lining Up Lucrative Sponsorship Deals

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.01.2012 | San Francisco

The America's Cup has seen more than its fair share of rough waters in its quest to bring the world's most prestigious yacht race to the San Francisco...

America's Cup Event Authority Fires A Quarter Of Its Staff

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.26.2012 | San Francisco

The America's Cup Event Authority recently announced a dramatic scaling back of its plans for next year's San Francisco race, and unsurprisingly, ther...

Want To Watch The Americas Cup -- From Inside One Of The Boats?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 03.15.2012 | San Francisco

It's tough to find many areas of agreement between the pro and con sides of San Francisco hosting the 2013 America's Cup. On one hand, boosters se...

America's Cup: Great For SF Or One Big Mess?

Posted 05.05.2012 | San Francisco

When San Francisco was chosen as the host city for the 2013 America's Cup, many locals were thrilled at the prospect of holding a major sporting event...

And The Official Network To Broadcast The America's Cup Is...

AP | By BERNIE WILSON | Posted 05.01.2012 | San Francisco

SAN DIEGO -- The America's Cup will be on network TV for the first time since 1992 when NBC broadcasts the first two races of sailing's marquee regatt...

Chasing the Cup Out of Town

Christopher Caen | Posted 05.01.2012 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

A boat race is a strange place to draw the line. But the America's Cup really does represent all the political insanity that we seem to trade in these days.

Mayor Lee Dramatically Scales Back America's Cup Plans

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event said Monday they are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilap...

Former Board Of Supes President Sues To Halt America's Cup Plans

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 04.30.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has filed a lawsuit seeking a new environmental review of the America'...

Aaron Sankin

Will Lackluster America's Cup Funding Cost San Francisco Millions?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 05.08.2012 | San Francisco

San Francisco had a deal with the organizers of the America's Cup. The city would pony up a very large pile of dollars up front and then the America's...

America's Cup May Radically Change Format

AP | Posted 04.02.2012 | San Francisco

WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Organizers of next year's America's Cup in San Francisco Bay say they will reconsider the format of the challengers' series...

AND THE SPOILS BEGIN: Water Taxis Potentially Coming For America's Cup

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco

Gird your loins, San Francisco. The three-ring-circus that is America's Cup has begun. According to the Examiner, the approach of the regatta has r...

America's Cup Plan Clears Major Hurdle

Carly Schwartz | Posted 03.26.2012 | San Francisco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the America's Cup environmental impact report Tuesday, effectively bringing the internatio...

Carly Schwartz

ROUGH WATERS: America's Cup Plan Moves Forward, But Not Without A Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 12.16.2011 | San Francisco

The San Francisco planning commission unanimously approved the America's Cup environmental impact report Thursday, bringing one of the world's biggest...

America's Cup Fight Brewing On Alcatraz

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 02.11.2012 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The latest battle for control of Alcatraz Island is under way. Many have laid claim to the wind-swept rock in the middle of the San ...