A four-alarm fire destroyed three-quarters of Pier 29 on Wednesday afternoon, halting traffic along the busy Embarcadero corridor and causing a historic archway to tumble to the sidewalk.
Click on the photo to see more. Scroll down to see video of the fire at Pier 29. Read More
Spend a few minutes talking to Jimmy Spithill, skipper for Oracle Racing Spithill, and you will quickly learn two things: he loves competitive sailing, and he wants everyone else to love it as much as he does.He gave many reasons why he was looking forward to the America’s Cup taking place in San Francisco, but one came to mind before the others.“I think it’ll really showcase to people how cool the boats are and how cool it is to watch,” he said. Read More
Organizers of the America’s Cup yacht regatta are near the finish line of San Francisco’s complicated political obstacle course, but there’s still a pending lawsuit — which if not settled could delay plans to build race facilities on the waterfront. Read More
Hoping to attract more sailing teams to San Francisco in 2013, America’s Cup competitors voted unanimously last week to extend the deadline for teams to build the 72-foot catamarans necessary to compete in the finals. Read More
City officials are looking to poach ideas to plan for the America’s Cup with reconnaissance in cities hosting America’s Cup-related events.
Next up: Rhode Island. Read More
While Energy Team ruled the waters of Italy, this past week, capturing the Venice leg of the America’s Cup World Series on Sunday, Oracle Racing accomplished exactly what it set out to do.
The San Francisco-based defending America’s Cup champions, skippered by Jimmy Spithill, increased their overall series lead by four points over Emirates Team New Zealand with just one event left in the AC World Series. Artemis Racing is in third overall, 13 points behind Spithill and Co. Read More
With only two races to go in the World Series run of the America’s Cup, the Oracle Racing Spithill team is sitting atop the standings after a strong finish in Naples, Italy a couple of weeks ago, but is still looking to improve.
“We learned a lot in Naples. Our team did relatively well,” Oracle tactician John Kostecki said. “We’re really working on getting both teams on the leaderboard in Venice.” Read More
The America’s Cup and San Francisco are now officially partners in what organizers hope will be a complete overhaul of the sport that will “blow away all the stuffiness” from an activity that has traditionally appealed only to the wealthy.
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As the America’s Cup World Series event in Naples, Italy, continues through the weekend, a series of viewing parties will be held in San Francisco for sailing enthusiasts to view all the action.
Fans are invited to view the final races in the Naples series at two San Francisco establishments, the Wreck Room and The Republic. Both venues will feature drink specials as well as raffles of America’s Cup gear. Read More
A second look at the complex development deal that would bring the America’s Cup yacht race to San Francisco yielded a few key changes to the agreement Wednesday. Read More