Tag Archives: San Francisco

AC REPORT: BWS and Multihulls Quarterly at the America’s Cup

Blue Water Sailing Media’s Scott Akerman was on hand at the America’s Cup this past weekend in San Francisco, here’s his report… The San Francisco waterfront Americas Cup area is fantastic. Huge screens are placed in front of an astro turf … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, is both sponsoring and leading the American team in this year’s America’s Cup. He spoke to Charlie Rose about sailing, racing, and designing boats.

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Sailing Crew Rescues Golden Gate Bridge Jumper

Animal‘s GPS track shows where the crew turned around to find the jumper. It took a matter of minutes to locate him and drag him aboard before hightailing it to Station Golden Gate in Horseshoe Cove. Photo Courtesy Animal© 2013 Latitude … Continue reading

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ORACLE TEAM USA Launches Second AC72

ORACLE TEAM USA officially launched the team’s second AC72 on April 23, from the team base at Pier 80 in San Francisco. Helmsman Jimmy Spithill led the team and audience in a toast after Oracle Chief Marketing Officer Judy Sim … Continue reading

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Rec Boat vs. Commercial Vessel

This weekend’s collision between a ferry and a 22-ft powerboat in Raccoon Strait is a grim reminder for all mariners to keep a sharp lookout for commercial traffic. The accident occurred around 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon when a 21-ft … Continue reading

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Video of the Week

Don’t try this at home — A cigarette boat takes on the surf at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.

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Sailboat Sinks Near Golden Gate Bridge

Two people were rescued near the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday after a tug or the barge it was hauling out to sea collided with and sank their sailboat, the U.S. Coast Guard said. One of the two rescued in the 3:10 … Continue reading

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Seven People, Cat, Dog and Snake Rescued from Yacht

Quite an eclectic crew! A Friday yacht excursion for seven people and their pets ended in a U.S. Coast Guard rescue when the craft began to take on water, Berkeley Fire Chief Gil Dong said. All seven aboard the yacht … Continue reading

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Update: Lawyers Battle Over Cup Cat

Hero or hijacker? The question has swirled around night watchman Todd Tholke, who filed a $200,000 salvage claim after finding the French America’s Cup World Series team’s 45-foot catamaran in the dead of night after it drifted away from a San … Continue reading

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Call of the Sea

Call of the Sea is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit with the mission of connecting people to the sea and maritime traditions. Our teaching platform is the lovely 82′ schooner, Seaward. Our goal is to offer the benefits of connecting with the … Continue reading

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Socrates Makes Emergency Stop in Bay

It’s unusual for someone who’s attempting to set a nonstop solo circumnavigation record to make a pit stop along the way, but that’s just what Jeanne Socrates did late last week. Socrates, who set off from Victoria, BC, on October 22 … Continue reading

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Blue Water Foundation

Mission Statement The Blue Water Foundation was founded as an all-volunteer, nonprofit corporation dedicated to bringing the joys of sailing to San Francisco Bay Area inner city and at risk youth. A Brief History In 1992 a group of sailors … Continue reading

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America’s Cup Catamaran Capsizes in San Francisco Bay

Another week, another capsize – this time with Oracle’s AC72… A boating outing for the Oracle racing team training for the America’s Cup in the San Francisco Bay turned into a upside-down surprise when their 72-foot catamaran capsized and was pulled … Continue reading

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French Boat’s Rescuer Seeks $200K Award

Local sailor Todd Tholke is either a Good Samaritan or a high-seas pirate. On Sept. 30, Tholke was a hero when he went out on the bay in the middle of the night to singlehandedly rescue the runaway French catamaran Energy. The … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: America’s Cup Wipeout

Despite this wipeout, ORACLE TEAM USA ended up winning the fleet racing and match racing events at the ACWS this weekend in San Francisco.

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Video of the Week: AC72 Hydro-foiling

To fly or not to fly? This week’s Americas Cup Discovered focuses on the latest technology as the hydro-foiling 72-foot wing-sailed catamarans become a reality. The secrecy around all the teams and their boat designs has been rife, but America’s … Continue reading

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Man Held in Abduction of Children and Stealing a Sailboat

Probably not the fastest getaway vehicle… A Northern California man was arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail, authorities … Continue reading

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L’Hydroptere Sails on San Francisco Bay

The fastest sailboat in the world arrived in the Bay Area this week. The “experimental” hydrofoil trimaran L’Hydroptere took her first sail on the Bay Thursday. She’s up from Long Beach, where she’s waiting for the right weather conditions to … Continue reading

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ACWS: Oracle Dominates Super Sunday

Sun, breeze and stars, the AC World Series finals for Super Sunday had it all. The bookies had James Spithill down as the favorite in the match race final against his boss Russell Coutts, but only just. Conditions were superb … Continue reading

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Sunsail Opens First West Coast Base in Sausalito

This certainly provides a great new way for cruisers to explore the San Francisco Bay area! Sunsail is thrilled to open its very first base on the U.S. West Coast in San Francisco, CA in June 2012 with a brand … Continue reading

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