It’s been almost 10 years in the making, but by sometime early this year the West Harbor Marina near Marina Green is expected to have new docks, more boat slips and much-needed sand removal.
But while there is consensus on the need for upgrades, not all boaters agree with the plans or the new configuration.
Howard Strassner, who owns a 20-foot sailboat, said he worries that small boaters will be pushed out because the new docks range from 25 to 90 feet. Read More
In less than three weeks, the first events of the America’s Cup will be coming to the San Francisco Bay, and organizers are working to make the World Series regatta event inviting to all.
Tom Ehman, vice commodore for the Golden Gate Yacht Club, said the boats will sail so close to shore, it will appear as if spectators can reach out and touch them.
“It will be something the sailing world has not seen before,” Ehman said. Read More
The San Francisco Planning Department is holding public meetings Wednesday and Thursday night to discuss environmental issues that might arise from the America's Cup sailing race being held in The City in 2013.The public scoping meetings will help city officials determine what they should focus on when drafting an environmental impact report for the project, which will transform much of San Francisco's northern waterfront Read More
Gavin Newsom is not only the newly minted lieutenant governor of California — he has also just been named the first-ever “ambassador at large for the 34th America’s Cup.” Read More
The 34th America’s Cup regatta may sail by San Francisco as negotiations intensify between race organizers and Rhode Island officials to hold the event there instead.Last week, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the 11 members of the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposed host agreement for the prestigious sailing race to be held in The City in 2013. Read More
After months of debate and tense negotiations, San Francisco is expected to learn by Friday if it will host the 34th America’s Cup race in 2013.The City unanimously approved a proposed host agreement bid Tuesday, which was quickly signed by Mayor Gavin Newsom. San Francisco now awaits word on whether the terms are acceptable to billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle Racing team, sponsored by San Francisco’s Golden Gate Yacht Club. Read More
San Francisco is pushing ahead with a bid to host the America’s Cup sailing race on the northern waterfront despite threats that The City has jeopardized its lead position to host the event.Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle Racing team won the cup in Valencia, Spain, in February and with it the right to select who will host the next cup race in 2013. Read More
San Francisco has been told it will lose the right to host the next America's Cup unless a deal is signed by Friday.
The warning came in a letter the Golden Gate Yacht Club sent in a letter to Mayor Gavin Newsom and other officials. Read More
Moving the America’s Cup regatta to a location farther north on the waterfront would save San Francisco tens of millions of dollars, according to city documents that detail the alternative plan. Read More
After a wait of a couple months, many of the details of the next America’s Cup sailing race will be revealed Thursday, likely including the year the race will be held, what vessels will be raced and when a final decision on the location will be made. Read More