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Tag: America’s Cup

October 16, 2012 | 5:03 pm

Oracle’s America’s Cup Boat Capsized, Breaks Apart

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Team Oracle’s catamaran, which was engaged in a practice run on the Bay in preparation for next year’s America’s Cup finals, flipped over this afternoon. From the Chronicle: The towering Oracle catamaran designed to “fly on water” in its defense of the America’s Cup next year was drifting out to sea Tuesday evening after a […]

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See the Blue Angels Fly Over the Golden Gate Bridge and More ‘Big Bay Weekend’ Photos

October 8, 2012 | 10:25 am

See the Blue Angels Fly Over the Golden Gate Bridge and More ‘Big Bay Weekend’ Photos

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That loud boom you’ve been hearing the past few days probably wasn’t the roar of Giants fans at a playoff game, or applause by the crowd at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival, or the combined shouts of competitors in the America’s Cup match races – although each of those events was held over the weekend […]

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October 4, 2012 | 4:27 pm

Watch the America’s Cup Sailing Race Second Round

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The America’s Cup sailing race has returned to the San Francisco Bay. Organizers say they’ll have live coverage on YouTube here: Video from earlier today, posted by jboeger, is available here: Earlier on Thursday, racing on a relatively calm San Francisco Bay (the wind was blowing 9 to 13 knots over a flat sea) Artemis […]

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Audio: The Post in Which We Try to Convince You The America’s Cup Isn’t Going to be Really Boring

September 26, 2012 | 3:57 pm

Audio: The Post in Which We Try to Convince You The America’s Cup Isn’t Going to be Really Boring

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The next set of America’s Cup World Series events on San Francisco Bay will be held Oct 2 – 7. That’s next week! Excited? Got your “Go Emirates Team New Zealand!” tee-shirt out of the wash? If your answer to those questions is either “Yeah, right” or “What’s the America’s Cup?” you may agree with […]

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August 27, 2012 | 8:22 am

A.M. Splash: Oracle’s Spithill Wins America’s Cup Prelim; Lawmakers Debate Pension Reform; Frank Gehry to Design Facebook Building

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Spithill rallies to win America’s Cup prelim (SF Chronicle) In a wild finish to the America’s Cup World Series, the winner of the final fleet nearly capsized at the finish. The bigger issue was the action that followed immediately thereafter. Italy’s Luna Rossa Piranha won the race Sunday, and skipper Jimmy Spithill‘s hard-charging Oracle Team […]

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August 24, 2012 | 1:45 pm

Watch Video Replay of Friday’s America’s Cup Racing on SF Bay

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Watch today’s America’s Cup action… Or click here to virtually track the boats. (You’ll have to download the special viewer to do it, then click on the “live” tab.) Results will be posted here.

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August 22, 2012 | 2:02 pm

America’s Cup Races Under Way

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You can get your first taste of America’s Cup sailing today with a series of qualifying races for the America’s Cup World Series, one of several events leading up to the finals in 2013. From the Mercury News today: Some of the world’s elite sailing teams get their first taste of competition on San Francisco […]

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August 3, 2012 | 9:14 am

A.M. Splash: America’s Cup Racers Drop Out; One Third of Monterey Fish Mislabled; Silicon Valley University CEO Indicted

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America’s Cup prospects fading in S.F. (SF Chronicle) Only five teams will likely compete in San Francisco for the America’s Cup next year, organizers announced Thursday, and critics say it’s the latest sign that the event’s economic impact will be substantially less than projections. Two years ago, the city predicted that hosting the competition would […]

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June 21, 2012 | 11:10 am

SF Pier 29 Fire Damage Estimated at $2.4 Million

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(Bay City News) The four-alarm fire at San Francisco’s Pier 29 on Wednesday  afternoon caused nearly $2.4 million in damage, a fire department spokeswoman  said today. The blaze was reported at about 1:50 p.m. at the two-story  waterfront building located at the intersection of The Embarcadero, Sansome  and Chestnut streets. The building was vacant and […]

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NBC to Broadcast America’s Cup

March 1, 2012 | 10:04 am

NBC to Broadcast America’s Cup

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(AP) SAN DIEGO — The America’s Cup will be on network TV for the first time in two decades when NBC broadcasts the first two races of sailing’s marquee regatta on San Francisco Bay in September 2013. Officials told The Associated Press that the deal with the NBC Sports Group also includes three broadcasts on […]

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