America’s Cup

AP Photo/Eric RisbergArtemis Racing of Sweden sails with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background during training for the America's Cup sailing event Wednesday

Artemis ready to race in America's Cup trials

Artemis Racing is ready to sail in the America's Cup challenger trials…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergArtemis Racing of Sweden sails with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background during training for the America's Cup sailing event Wednesday
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

America's Cup events have failed to live up to the hype thus far

Does The City need the America's Cup or does the America's Cup…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

S.F. aerial ad ban stalls amid questions over legality, industry pushback

Airplanes and blimps towing or displaying ads can continue flying in San…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup
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America's Cup skipper Spithill tries stand up paddleboarding

Always up for a challenge, America's Cup champion Jimmy Spithill will trade…

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Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

Luna Rossa picks up point as Artemis continues to work out kinks

The Louis Vuitton Cup, the challenger series for the America's Cup, featured…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

New Zealand clinches Louis Vuitton Cup round robin win

With more than five weeks of racing remaining in the Louis Vuitton…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

New Zealand ditches jib midrace, still cruises past Luna Rossa

Emirates Team New Zealand survived losing one of its sails early in…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24

New Zealand has a lot riding on America's Cup

Fifty-six-year-old Grant Dalton's daily routine includes strapping on a helmet, a wetsuit…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

New Zealand sets speed record for course

In what is quickly becoming a familiar story, Emirates Team New Zealand…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

Light winds provide uneventful solo ride for Luna Rossa

Luna Rossa earned its second point of the Louis Vuitton Cup, the…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup

S.F. mulls citywide aerial ad ban after America's Cup action

The Board of Supervisors has been asked to approve an aerial advertisement…

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images file photoAs memories of Oracle Team USA's victory at the America's Cup
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

Team New Zealand coasts to another solo victory

Emirates Team New Zealand won its fourth race of the Louis Vuitton…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerJason Rosensteel of Blur walked away the tech industry to bartend

America's Cup bar brings top cocktails to sailing's top event

Locals and visitors looking for craft cocktails to sip while watching the…

Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. ExaminerJason Rosensteel of Blur walked away the tech industry to bartend
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

Jury strikes down America's Cup safety recommendations

The America's Cup has at least temporarily resolved a controversy that led…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24

Luna Rossa picks up first point of Louis Vuitton Cup

While all the fuss at the America's Cup Village on Thursday was…

Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesOracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in action against Emirates Team New Zealand in race 17 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24
AP Photo/Eric RisbergLuna Rossa Challenge of Italy foils while making its way past the San Francisco skyline while training for the America's Cup sailing event Monday

Jury rejects America's Cup rule changes

An international America's Cup jury on Thursday ruled that the regatta director…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergLuna Rossa Challenge of Italy foils while making its way past the San Francisco skyline while training for the America's Cup sailing event Monday
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New Zealand picks up another solo race “win” in Louis Vuitton Cup

The second day of competition in the Louis Vuitton Cup challenger series…

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Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

America's Cup jury meets, no word on decision yet

The America's Cup international jury heard protests from Emirates Team New Zealand…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

New Zealand notches first win with solo trip around course

The America's Cup is officially underway as Sunday brought the first race…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013
Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013

When it comes to safety gear, America's Cup sailors are well-equipped

When he jumps aboard his high-performance catamaran, America's Cup champion skipper Jimmy…

Marcio Jose Sanchez/2013 AP file photoSan Francisco Bay offered a spectacular backdrop for the America's Cup in 2013