sailing http://kalw.org en Inside the mind of America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill http://kalw.org/post/inside-mind-americas-cup-winning-skipper-jimmy-spithill <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:52:00 +0000 Ben Trefny 34252 at http://kalw.org Inside the mind of America's Cup winning skipper Jimmy Spithill Billionaires’ sailboat race may leave San Francisco in debt http://kalw.org/post/billionaires-sailboat-race-may-leave-san-francisco-debt <p></p><p>On a rare, hot summer Saturday on the San Francisco Bay, a race between a pair of 10 million dollar sailboats has just begun: Team Italy against Team New Zealand. Spectators at a viewing area on San Francisco’s Embarcadero lounge on bean bag chairs. Piers 27-29 have been converted into a giant pavilion, with big screen TVs, picnic tables, a concert space, and Nespresso machines at every corner.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:53:26 +0000 Angela Johnston 32647 at http://kalw.org Billionaires’ sailboat race may leave San Francisco in debt Sailors with disabilites race on the Bay http://kalw.org/post/sailors-disabilites-race-bay <p>I’m next to the Java House restaurant near AT&amp;T Park, walking down an aluminum ramp toward a small fleet of boats. I’m here to see the Bay Area Association of Disabled Sailors (BAADS) in action. It’s a 25-year-old organization that operates on an annual budget of under $50,000. At the end of a dock, I meet three sailors in electric wheelchairs.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 23:47:47 +0000 Daniel Moore 32654 at http://kalw.org Sailors with disabilites race on the Bay Smoother Sailing for the America's Cup http://kalw.org/post/smoother-sailing-americas-cup <p>On March, 27, after nearly a year of negotiations, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a revised deal to bring the America&rsquo;s Cup -- sailing&#39;s pre-eminent event -- to San Francisco in fall 2013.</p><p>The agreement finalizes the venues for the <a href="http://www.americascup.com/">34th America&#39;s Cup</a> and calls for millions of dollars in pier and waterfront improvements in San Francisco. The event expected to draw more than 1 million spectators.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:49:13 +0000 City Visions 8339 at http://kalw.org Smoother Sailing for the America's Cup