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
In the race to prepare The City’s waterfront for the 34th America’s Cup, the Port of San Francisco is proposing to eliminate the usual competitive-bidding process for $17.1 million worth of construction work.The waiver is necessary, the Port says, because the standard process of three to four months would not leave enough time for work to be done for planned August events. Read More
Oops. Apparently it had not occurred to the city and county of San Francisco that the National Park Service might not be enthusiastic about turning over control of Alcatraz Island to the America’s Cup yacht race organizers during peak tourist seasons. Read More
Two days of vastly different music blared from the middle of San Francisco Bay over the weekend, as The City’s “other” big festival delighted the sun-soaked crowds — even if getting to and from the venue proved a bit of a challenge.
For more pictures from the Treasure Island Music Festival, click on the photo to the right. Read More
In an effort to win the race to host the next America’s Cup sailing event, San Francisco is offering free land and promising to raise $270 million from private donations and sponsorships to help pay for production of the event. Read More
The catamarans chosen to compete in the next America’s Cup race will sail faster than any of their predecessors, making the race “shorter, sharper and more spectacular” than ever before, according to an announcement from BMW Oracle Racing on Monday.Similarly, San Francisco will have to move faster than ever before if it wants to host the regatta. Read More