Oracle Racing's Jimmy Spithill and France's Energy Team swept their semifinal matches to reach the finals of the America's Cup World Series match racing championship.Spithill, the defending America's Cup champion, beat overall series leader Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand in two races Friday. Riding along in the back of the boat was Larry Ellison, the software billionaire who owns Oracle Racing. Read More
It probably seems a bit premature to already herald the arrival of 2013. I’ve got my reasons, though. One of the most important events on our horizon right now is the 34th America’s Cup. Read More
With big plans already underway for San Francisco’s hosting of the 34th America’s Cup regatta in 2013, an important step remains in making it a done deal — approval from Congress. Read More
Why am I wildly enthusiastic about San Francisco hosting the 2013 America’s Cup sailing race? This is a golden opportunity to leverage our region’s resources to generate much needed revenue for our city and create jobs! Read More
America’s Cup organizers still have yet to raise the $10 million they need to have in hand by the year’s end to pay budgeted planning activities for the regatta, which is set to come to San Francisco in 2013. They will also have to raise an additional $20 million over the next two years to offset The City’s $32 million share in the race’s total $300 million cost. Read More
The cheerleaders of the America’s Cup have promised the yacht race will bring in more than $1 billion of economic activity to the region. But Bob Schwenke would be satisfied with just $25,000 of that windfall.
“It hasn’t created any economic activity for me yet, but it’s still a little bit early,” he said. Read More
San Francisco can create a special financing district and issue bonds to pay for the America's Cup race after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Friday by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco. Read More
New Year’s Eve will mark the end of an era for Teatro ZinZanni’s popular blend of circus, cabaret and dinner. The business must relocate from Pier 29 to make way for the America’s Cup yacht races, but officials expect to reopen their doors on another waterfront property soon enough. Read More
The kids are back in school.
Labor Day used to be the official demarcation between summer idylls and school bells. But for many students, the first day of school was mid-August. They’ve been hard at work, and we should be, too.
It’s time for San Franciscans to do a little homework. Read More
The world will be bombarded with a lot of messages, marketing and media when the planet’s biggest sailing race comes to San Francisco in 2013. There’s already the America’s Cup Organizing Committee, the America’s Cup Event Authority and the individual teams who will be spinning the event in their favor.
Now you can add in the Port of San Francisco. Read More