The America’s Cup regatta will be televised live in the United States for the first time in two decades, after race officials announced Thursday that NBC will carry the international event coming to San Francisco Bay over the next two years.
It’s an exciting development for organizers, who are attempting to remake the sport with larger and faster boats that they hope will draw new sailing fans and impress aficionados. Read More
About 200 people crammed into a room at the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association's headquarters today where key organizers of The City's plans for the America's Cup sailing race in 2013 gave an update on the process.Kyri McClellan, executive director of the America's Cup Organizing Committee, and Brad Benson and Jonathan Stern from the Port of San Francisco spoke at a forum held by SPUR about the race. Read More
The San Francisco Planning Department is holding public meetings Wednesday and Thursday night to discuss environmental issues that might arise from the America's Cup sailing race being held in The City in 2013.The public scoping meetings will help city officials determine what they should focus on when drafting an environmental impact report for the project, which will transform much of San Francisco's northern waterfront Read More
San Franciscans are accustomed to fast sailboats on the Bay. But fast acceptance of a big development project? Not such a familiar occurrence in The City.The City’s habit of slowly chewing over development projects will have to be broken in order for the America’s Cup to take place here. The project is on a tight timeline and things must go relatively smoothly because construction has to start early next year to prepare for the 2013 regatta. Read More
The 34th America’s Cup regatta may sail by San Francisco as negotiations intensify between race organizers and Rhode Island officials to hold the event there instead.Last week, Mayor Gavin Newsom and the 11 members of the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a proposed host agreement for the prestigious sailing race to be held in The City in 2013. Read More
Under threats of losing a world-class yachting event that some say will pump billions into the Bay Area economy, San Francisco is poised today to approve a plan hosting the 34th America’s Cup race.
The agreement approval is expected despite weekend reports that the terms raised concerns from members of billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle Racing team. Read More
San Francisco is pushing ahead with a bid to host the America’s Cup sailing race on the northern waterfront despite threats that The City has jeopardized its lead position to host the event.Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison’s BMW Oracle Racing team won the cup in Valencia, Spain, in February and with it the right to select who will host the next cup race in 2013. Read More