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Panel Overturns America’s Cup Director’s Controversial Rule Change

July 11, 2013 | 5:25 pm

Panel Overturns America’s Cup Director’s Controversial Rule Change

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The America’s Cup International Jury issued a ruling today upholding an appeal by two teams competing in the America’s Cup sailing races that argued that the regatta’s director, Iain Murray, could not unilaterally make certain rule changes. The five-person panel ruled in favor of Luna Rossa Challenge and Emirates Team New Zealand, the two teams […]

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July 9, 2013 | 11:52 am

America’s Cup Action Continues, After a Fashion; Replay of Today’s ‘Race’

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Update: The round-robin race is now over. Emirates Team New Zealand won — it had no opponents (for the second race in a row), but there you have it. Andddd @EmiratesTeamNZ screams across the finish line at 43.26 knots #americascup #bestsailorsfastestboats pic.twitter.com/7FJAPiRMBa — America’s Cup (@americascup) July 9, 2013 Sweden’s Artemis Racing was originally scheduled […]

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High Winds Force Cancellation of America’s Cup Time Trials

July 5, 2013 | 10:50 am

High Winds Force Cancellation of America’s Cup Time Trials

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Time trials for the America’s Cup sailing races in San Francisco have been canceled this morning due to strong winds of more than 20 knots, event officials said. Race officer John Craig stated that the 72-foot boats will also be kept out of a fleet parade scheduled for 11 a.m. today to “keep everyone in […]

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Safety Recommendations Released for America’s Cup

May 23, 2013 | 9:55 am

Safety Recommendations Released for America’s Cup

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Paul Elias, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The America’s Cup regatta director has released 37 recommendations made by a group of sailing experts intended to increase safety in the race nearly two weeks after a practice run on San Francisco Bay turned deadly. The group unveiled the proposals Wednesday evening, hours after the head […]

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May 17, 2013 | 9:02 pm

America’s Cup: Italian Challenger Wants Speed Limit, New Safety Gear

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Patrizio Bertelli, the Italian billionaire who bankrolls the Luna Rossa Challenge America’s Cup team, is in the Bay Area to back up his call for better safety measures in the competition. Bertelli’s visit follows the death last week of Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a British crewman on Sweden’s Artemis Racing catamaran. Simpson was trapped under the […]

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America’s Cup Will Proceed Despite Death

May 14, 2013 | 12:25 pm

America’s Cup Will Proceed Despite Death

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Update: Golden Gate Yacht Club, the host of the America’s Cup sailing race, announced today their plans to go ahead as planned with in the wake of a death in the race. Here’s the report from The Associated Press: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The America’s Cup will go on as planned after the death of […]

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Death on San Francisco Bay: Did Boat’s Design Flaws Cause Tragedy?

May 10, 2013 | 1:27 am

Death on San Francisco Bay: Did Boat’s Design Flaws Cause Tragedy?

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It’ll probably be a while before there’s a definitive answer about why a Swedish America’s Cup catamaran went cartwheeling out of control on San Francisco Bay yesterday, killing British Olympic medalist Andrew “Bart” Simpson. Simpson was trapped beneath the crippled boat for 10 minutes or more before rescuers could free him. Desperate attempts to resuscitate […]

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Olympic Medalist Killed in America’s Cup Capsizing on SF Bay

May 9, 2013 | 6:24 pm

Olympic Medalist Killed in America’s Cup Capsizing on SF Bay

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Update 7:20 p.m.: Paul Cayard, a veteran San Francisco Bay sailor and CEO of Artemis Racing, gave a brief statement on the death of British Olympian Andrew “Bart” Simpson, 36. Here’s the video from ABC7: Original post: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 72-foot-long, high-tech catamaran sailboat capsized Thursday in San Francisco Bay while practicing for […]

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San Francisco Supervisor Avalos Wants Hearing on America’s Cup Financing as Fundraising Stalls

February 13, 2013 | 10:36 am

San Francisco Supervisor Avalos Wants Hearing on America’s Cup Financing as Fundraising Stalls

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) San Francisco supervisor John Avalos on Tuesday aked for a hearing on concerns that the city could be on the hook for upwards of $20 million in expenses for the America’s Cup sailing races later this year. San Francisco has pledged to spend around $30 million on the races, which start in […]

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October 17, 2012 | 8:23 am

A.M. Splash: Oracle Boat Recovered; Santa Rosa Cyclist Describes Doping; Foxconn Acknowledges Underage Interns; Slain Ambassador Honored

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Towering America’s Cup boat recovered (SF Chronicle) The massive, state-of-the art Oracle Team USA catamaran racing sailboat that flipped and was dragged out the Golden Gate was brought ashore early Wednesday morning, officials said. The boat was towed to the team’s base at Pier 80 around 12:43 a.m., according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Oracle […]

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