While most of the focus is on the next generation of sailors competing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, the seasoned sailors are busy getting ready for the final push in the America’s Cup World Series.
The next stage will be run on AC72 catamarans, and the crews are spending time on San Francisco Bay getting to know the new vessels. Read More
SAN DIEGO — America’s Cup champion Team Oracle USA has returned to the water 3½ months after its 72-foot catamaran was heavily damaged in a spectacular capsize on San Francisco Bay.
Skipper Jimmy Spithill says it was a “fantastic” day in about 10-12 knots of wind. Read More
America’s Cup officials have dropped plans for a warmup regatta on the Hudson River in New York in the spring so teams and organizers can focus on sailing’s marquee race this summer on San Francisco Bay.
That decision leaves one final America’s Cup World Series regatta in 45-foot, wing-sailed catamarans, in Naples, Italy, April 16-21. A regatta planned for Venice, Italy, was scrapped due to a contractual dispute that’s headed for court later this month. Read More
As the hulls of his 72-foot catamaran dug into the waves on San Francisco Bay and the boat began to tumble stern over bow, America’s Cup champion Jimmy Spithill of Oracle Racing thought only about his mates and how they’d come out of the scary crash.
Spithill had capsized a 45-foot version of the fast catamaran before, but the 72-footer that flipped Tuesday is more powerful and carries a bigger crew. Read More
A 72-foot catamaran being sailed by America's Cup champion Oracle Racing capsized on San Francisco Bay on Tuesday afternoon.
While some of the crew members were thrown into the water, all were accounted for and there are no serious injuries, according to a statement released by the syndicate.
The boat was being skippered by Jimmy Spithill, who led Oracle to a two-race sweep of Alinghi of Switzerland in 2010 to bring the America's Cup to San Francisco. Read More
Even on a normal day, a vacant driveway can look like an oasis for frustrated motorists. And during this coming weekend, when 1 million people are expected to descend upon San Francisco for a series of events, a place to park could seem downright mythical. Read More
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
FRIDAYGirl bands: Two local girl bands appear in concert. The Hot Toddies mix 1950s beach pop with indie rock. The She’s, inspired by the pop of the ’50s and ’60s, create their own garage pop. [9 p.m., Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St., S.F.]SATURDAYA great bike ride Read More
It was a clean sweep for all three winners in the first round of the America’s Cup World Series match races as Ben Ainslie Racing and both Luna Rossa teams — Swordfish and Piranha — came away with 2-0 victories to advance to the
quarterfinals. Read More
The 34th America’s Cup isn’t only about boating.
When the regatta’s World Series competition kicks off this month, organizers say that spectators, workers and racers alike will see a different kind of event — a highly sustainable one. Read More