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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.

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.

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: Hand to Hand Combat

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.11.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

Tomorrow we are going to have an honest to goodness, we are not kidding here, America's Cup race. You know, with two boats. Both on the course at the same time. Actually racing each other. I know, it boggles the imagination.

A Cup of Caen: Opening Day By the Bay

Christopher Caen | Posted 09.08.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

This was the Cup that we all want to see, the top sailors in the world racing the best boats. The days of champagne and blazers and going to insanely large mansions in Newport, Rhode Island, for meals on china are over.

A Cup of Caen: Of Cats and Cups

Christopher Caen | Posted 08.20.2013 | San Francisco
Christopher Caen

For me, the America's Cup was where the wonder and the magic of sailing lived. Ridiculously romantic? Probably, but romance is also part of the Cup.