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62 Reasons to Love the Cup

Christopher Caen | Posted 06.24.2014 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

You may not know it from the cricket chorus bursting forth from City Hall, but things are moving along smartly to finalize the plans for the next edition of the America's Cup.

Sorry, SF: Larry Ellison Favors Hawaii For Next America's Cup

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 03.10.2014 | Sports

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Software billionaire Larry Ellison says in a book excerpt that he'd like to have the next America's Cup in Hawaii, although his sai...

A Cup of Caen: Smaller Boats, Bigger Cup

Christopher Caen | Posted 02.26.2014 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

This year's Cup was one of the best for a very simple reason: it came down the most talented sailors, racing on the fastest boats, on the best patch of water in the world. I can't wait to see it again.

LOOK: Unbelievable Photos From The America's Cup

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.27.2013 | Sports

Oracle Team USA did the unthinkable on Wednesday, pulling off the greatest comeback in the 162-year history of the America's Cup. Miraculously rec...

Oracle Breathes New Life Into America's Cup

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 09.27.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America's Cup can be an adrenaline rush. On the brink of an embarrassin...

Racing on the Bay: An America's Cup Sailor Ahead of His Time

Tim Wendel | Posted 11.26.2013 | Sports
Tim Wendel

When Oracle Team USA crossed the finish line on Wednesday, culminating the most improbable comeback in America's Cup yachting history, somewhere Tom Blackaller had to be smiling.

Americans Stage Historic Yacht Race Comeback; Epic Finale Looms

AP | BERNIE WILSON | Posted 09.25.2013 | Sports

SAN FRANCISCO -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The longest America's Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final, drama...

A Cup of Caen: Yelling at the Television

Christopher Caen | Posted 11.23.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

So how did I find myself in a crowded bar that burst into applause every time the American boat spun around a turning mark in first place? I think a few things have transpired over the last month to pull off this miracle.

A Cup of Caen: What Would Whidden Do?

Christopher Caen | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Assigning blame for Oracle's missteps has led to the termination of the team's tactician and over the last several days we have heard more than we ever wanted to about "tacticians." How much can a tactician influence a race?

Best and Worst of the America's Cup So Far

Divina Infusino | Posted 09.06.2013 | San Francisco
Divina Infusino

With the final races of the America's Cup set to begin on Sept. 7 between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand, now is a good time to assess what has worked and what hasn't during the troubled "summer of sailing' that started the July 4 weekend on the San Francisco Bay.

Cup of Caen: Follow the Money

Christopher Caen | Posted 11.04.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Why go through all the effort to embarrass Oracle in this fashion on the eve of the Cup races? One possible answer may surprise you, but what will not surprise you is that it involves that age-old motivation: money.

A Cup of Caen: Tomorrow's Sailors Today

Christopher Caen | Posted 10.13.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Groups representing Australia, Germany, France, Portugal and Switzerland were there in their gear, ready to sail. I for one cannot wait for them to hit the water and battle it out in their high-tech catamarans for the America's Cup. Well, not THAT America's Cup.

A Cup of Caen: The Spying Game

Christopher Caen | Posted 10.06.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

One of the glorious aspects of the America's Cup is that, along with everything else (location, boats, etc.) that has to be decided every go around, the teams get together and decide the proper way to spy.

A Cup of Caen: A Day with Oracle

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.28.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Despite all the America's Cup controversies, once on the boats, all the noise disappears and is replaced by a new noise -- that of a catamaran going so fast it feels like you're sticking your head out of a car on the freeway.

A Cup of Caen: Surfers, Snowboarders and a Garage

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.18.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

I loved the fact that you could sail a leg once, and then the next time the weather and San Francisco Bay had completely changed it without telling you. And I loved the bluffing and blustering of fifteen boats all trying to hit the starting line at the same time.

Leading America's Cup Team Found Guilty Of Spying

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.04.2013 | San Francisco

The America's Cup is known for some risky behavior: high-speed crashes, capsized catamarans, boats floating into the bay unmanned at night. And now yo...

LOOK: You Won't Believe What's Crashing Into The Bay This Weekend

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.08.2012 | San Francisco

To paraphrase Buzz Lightyear, sometimes what looks like flying is really just falling with style. That's the theory behind Red Bull's Flugtag event...