NAPLES, Italy — Oracle Team USA won the 2012-13 America’s Cup World Series overall championship Sunday. Italy’s Luna Rossa took the Naples series for the second consecutive year.
Tom Slingsby’s Oracle boat came from behind to edge Luna Rossa Swordfish in the match-racing final before Francesco Bruni staged a comeback for the Italians. Swordfish passed Oracle on the final downwind leg of the final fleet race for a 33-second victory. Read More
News that The City could be left holding the bag for millions the America’s Cup Organizing Committee has failed to provide is the exact scenario warned of by prudent city officials not cheerleading for the regatta. And it could cost a bit more than the figures reported over the weekend. Read More
The America’s Cup World Series practice races went uninterrupted Tuesday despite the inexplicable actions of a fully clothed man who jumped off a pier at Fort Mason and swam toward an area where sailors were working out.
The man, who was not identified by police, jumped into the Bay about 3:30 p.m. After the Coast Guard pulled him from the frigid waters, he became combative, police Sgt. Daniel Greely said. Coast Guard officials restrained him before turning him over to police. Read More
U.S. Sailing this week made recommendations in a report to increase safety for sailors during offshore races to prevent future racing deaths. 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 reigning San Francisco Yacht Club Yachtsman of the Year proved his mastery of California’s rugged ocean waters with last month’s Coastal Cup victory.
“It’s not for the meek,” said Steve Stroub, the winning captain of the annual San Francisco Bay to Catalina Island race. “It’s pretty much nonstop for 48 hours; you might sleep 10 minutes, 20 minutes here and there.” Read More
Rather than navigate the globe after completing college, sailor Molly Robinson took another route. The San Francisco native did venture halfway across the world after graduating from the College of Charleston in 2009, but it was hardly a pleasure cruise.
Robinson spent two months in a Hazmat suit, spraying glue for a sail-making company in New Zealand. After a few months on sewing machine duty, she returned to San Francisco as an experienced sail builder. Read More
Genny Tulloch set out for San Francisco in 2005 after sailing through Harvard University in just three years.
When the psychology major wasn’t studying, she was sailing competitively for the nation’s first college. A three-time All-American, Tulloch won Female Collegiate Sailor of the Year honors her sophomore season after finishing second as a freshman. Each year of her Crimson career, the Harvard crew won the Fowle Trophy as the top collegiate sailing team. Read More