The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup says his boat will compete this summer, but sought new safety measures after the death of a sailor on a training run last week.Luna Rossa owner Patrizio Bertelli announced at a press conference at his team's Alameda headquarters Thursday that he wanted races canceled if winds on the San Francisco Bay were deemed too dangerous. Read More
The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup sailing races will travel to San Francisco to decide whether to compete after the death last week of a sailor on another crew, the Italian team said Thursday.
Patrizio Bertelli, team principal of Luna Rossa Challenge 2013, intends to closely follow developments while making a decision, the team's announcement said. Read More
The America's Cup catamaran that capsized in San Francisco Bay, killing an Olympic gold medalist, nosedived during a difficult maneuver and broke into many pieces, an official said Friday.
However, it remained unclear why the Artemis flipped on Thursday, trapping crew member Andrew "Bart" Simpson under the wreckage for at least 10 minutes. Read More
A 72-foot-long Swedish sailboat capsized Thursday in San Francisco Bay while practicing for the upcoming America's Cup races, killing an Olympic gold medalist from the United Kingdom and injuring another sailor, authorities said.
Artemis Racing said Andrew "Bart" Simpson died after the capsized boat's platform trapped him underwater for about 10 minutes around 1 p.m. PDT. Read More
With a traditional splash of champagne, defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA christened and launched its new 72-foot, wing-sailed catamaran on Tuesday.
Then, with the wind blowing 27 knots on some parts of San Francisco Bay, the syndicate canceled the fast cat's maiden voyage, deciding it didn't want the shakedown cruise to potentially become a breakdown cruise.
"There's plenty of time to shake it down," syndicate CEO Russell Coutts said by phone. Read More
NAPLES, Italy — Oracle Team USA won the 2012-13 America’s Cup World Series overall championship Sunday. Italy’s Luna Rossa took the Naples series for the second consecutive year.
Tom Slingsby’s Oracle boat came from behind to edge Luna Rossa Swordfish in the match-racing final before Francesco Bruni staged a comeback for the Italians. Swordfish passed Oracle on the final downwind leg of the final fleet race for a 33-second victory. Read More
NAPLES, Italy — Ben Ainslie's sailing team has moved into the lead after winning the second fleet race on the opening day of the America's Cup World Series on Thursday.
The four-time Olympic champion skippered JP Morgan BAR to victory in the second race for 21 points. Emirates Team NZ has 20 points after winning the opening race but finishing fourth in the next outing. Read More
Far too many projects in San Francisco hit roadblocks because of complaints from a handful of neighbors. And when the America’s Cup Event Authority announced a major concert series on the waterfront, it appeared as if nearby residents could have sunk the deal. Read More
An online petition is asking billionaire Larry Ellison to pay for all The City’s costs of hosting the America’s Cup race this fall. Read More
Inside the cavernous building at Pier 27, construction workers Tuesday worked on the structure that will eventually welcome cruise ship passengers to San Francisco.
Outside of the glass-and-steel building, city officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the James R. Herman Cruise Terminal. Read More