sailing

11:52am

Thu October 10, 2013

4:53pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Politics

Billionaires’ sailboat race may leave San Francisco in debt

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.

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4:47pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

Sailors with disabilites race on the Bay

A colorful access dinghy
www.baads.org

I’m next to the Java House restaurant near AT&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.

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2:49pm

Thu March 29, 2012
City Visions: April 2, 2012

Smoother Sailing for the America's Cup

photo courtesy of americascup.com

On March, 27, after nearly a year of negotiations, the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a revised deal to bring the America’s Cup -- sailing's pre-eminent event -- to San Francisco in fall 2013.

The agreement finalizes the venues for the 34th America's Cup and calls for millions of dollars in pier and waterfront improvements in San Francisco. The event expected to draw more than 1 million spectators.

What was behind the unanimous vote? How will the race benefit the city, and what concerns are still on the table?

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