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
City officials are heralding the first America’s Cup World Series event held in San Francisco as a success, as crowds lined Marina Green for five days to watch the world’s fastest boats push toward sailing’s biggest prize.
“The response from the public has exceeded our expectations,” said Stephen Barclay, CEO of the America’s Cup. 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
Agreeing to profit less isn’t technically the same as agreeing to pay more.
That might be one of the arguments made this week as city officials look more closely at the America’s Cup deal cut with yacht-racing enthusiast and tech mogul Larry Ellison during Mayor Gavin Newsom’s last days in office. Read More
Gavin Newsom is not only the newly minted lieutenant governor of California — he has also just been named the first-ever “ambassador at large for the 34th America’s Cup.” Read More