The fog rolled in over San Francisco Bay just in time for the match-race qualifiers of the America’s Cup World Series on Wednesday, an event that left Luna Rossa Piranha, Luna Rossa Swordfish and China Team eliminated from the match-race event.
Team Korea, Energy Team, Emirates Team New Zealand and Ben Aisnlie Racing each won their first match races to advance to today’s quarterfinals, while Artemis Racing Red survived the four-team loser’s bracket to claim the final spot. Read More
The first controversy of the Bay Area’s introduction to the America’s Cup World Series stemmed from technical difficulties on the umpires’ boat.
The officials use a digital text-messaging system to communicate with the skippers of the competing teams — a system that crashed during the second race between Team Korea and Ben Ainslie Racing. Read More
It was a clean sweep for all three winners in the first round of the America’s Cup World Series match races as Ben Ainslie Racing and both Luna Rossa teams — Swordfish and Piranha — came away with 2-0 victories to advance to the
quarterfinals. 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