Did the recent America’s Cup World Series leave you thirsty for more world-class yacht racing? If so, you can quench it this week when the West Coast’s premier sailing regatta invades San Francisco Bay.
The St. Francis Yacht Club’s 48th annual Rolex Big Boat series is bringing some of the world’s best sailors — former Olympians and America’s Cup competitors — to the Bay to compete for one of six coveted trophies starting Thursday. Read More
A 30-year-old Novato woman jumped from the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge into San Francisco Bay during a vehicle pursuit early this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.Officers spotted a Ford Focus weaving on southbound U.S. Highway 101 in San Rafael at about 2 a.m., the CHP said. Read More
Oracle Team USA dominated every phase of the America’s Cup World Series events Thursday, with Jimmy Spithill’s team beating Luna Rossa-Piranha in its match race and taking the second fleet race. Spithill’s Oracle teammate Russell Coutts won the other fleet race. Read More
The first controversy of the Bay Area’s introduction to the America’s Cup World Series stemmed from technical difficulties on the umpires’ boat.
The officials use a digital text-messaging system to communicate with the skippers of the competing teams — a system that crashed during the second race between Team Korea and Ben Ainslie Racing. Read More
Although thousands of tourists from around the globe were expected to attend The City’s first America’s Cup World Series regatta, Day 1 of the races didn’t appear to attract as many visitors as anticipated.
Organizers had predicted that the 34th America’s Cup would have a $1 billion economic impact from out-of-town visitors, but few of Wednesday’s audience members seemed to have traveled very far to watch the event. Read More
Friends of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan who may have fallen into the water at San Francisco's Pier 30-32 Monday after a baseball game are organizing a search effort to find him.
Victor Murillo, a 27-year-old correctional officer who works in Vacaville, was last seen on Pier 30-32 just off the Embarcadero at Bryant Street on Monday around 10:30 p.m. Read More
Before the focus of the sailing world comes to San Francisco in August, the top teams in the world will compete in Newport, R.I., this week as part of the America’s Cup World Series.
The teams have been practicing on the East Coast since Friday, and racing will run from Thursday through Sunday. Read More
A project taking place some 20 miles south of the Presidio will result in new life for dried-up wetlands in the national park, as part of a unique arrangement with San Francisco International Airport.The old wetlands — once primary water sources for American Indians and early European settlers — are to be restored under a $7.5 million plan funded by SFO under the 1972 Clean Water Act. Read More
Coast Guard boats and helicopters are combing the Bay for a man who reportedly jumped into the chilly waters from Fort Mason Wednesday night.The Coast Guard received reports that a man may have leapt off a Fort Mason pier after having an “aggravating” phone conversation at around 10 p.m., Lt. William Hanzlik said. Read More
A decommissioned Navy tug boat that is sinking near Richmond has caused an oil spill, the U.S. Coast Guard said Sunday night.
The 205-foot Tug Tiger, moored near Richmond, was discovered to be sinking Sunday.
Officials responding to the scene found a black discharge coming from the tug and surrounded it with three layers of a 22-inch hard boom to contain the pollution, officials said. Global Diving and Salvage will attempt to skim the oil out of the water. Read More