SAN DIEGO (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — The chance to win a third straight America's Cup with Oracle Team USA was a bigger allure to skipper Jimmy Spithill than taking a big-money offer from a foreign challenger.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Port commissioners voted unanimously Feb. 11 to submit a bid to host the next America's Cup on San Diego Bay in August 2017.
LOG NEWS SERVICE — The new version of the America’s Cup Class Rule is on schedule to be released in March, according to a statement posted Feb. 11 on americascup.com.
NEWPORT BEACH -- The Newport Ocean Sailing Association has announced its racing seminar schedule for the 67th annual Newport-to-Ensenada Race, set to start April 25.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The next America's Cup could be sailed off a Hawaiian beach, on San Diego Bay or in some other port instead of San Francisco Bay.
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — From a deep field of contenders, Brian Porter of Fontana, Wis. and Jody Starck of Amherst, N.Y. have been named US Sailing’s 2013 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year.
LONG BEACH – John Snook of Long Beach Yacht Club sailed his J/120, Jim, to victory in the 2014 Two Gates Pursuit Race hosted by Long Beach YC on Jan. 5.
(AP) —In a strong sign that the America's Cup could return to San Francisco in 2017, Mayor Ed Lee has proposed to organizers that the main venue and team bases be centralized on the Embarcadero.
LONG BEACH — More than 100 of the best college sailors in the country spent more time parked on flat water than racing on Day 1 of the 29th annual Rose Bowl Regatta Saturday, Jan. 4.
HOBART, Australia (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — Victoire was declared the handicap winner of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race early Dec. 30, 2013 1 1/2 days after Wild Oats XI took line honors in the annual bluewater classic.
Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club’s Ocean Racing Series for 2013 ended with Wild Thing, Rhonda Tolar’s Farr 40, winning first place overall. The 2014 series begins Jan. 18 -- and registration is now open.
Two-time America’s Cup-winning skipper Jimmy Spithill is experiencing what many athletes in mainstream sports go through: free agency.
The last and most popular of Alamitos Bay YC’s four annual holiday regattas is right on schedule, regardless of the current demolition, dredging and reconstruction in the yacht basin adjacent to the club.
Jeff Janov earned his third consecutive win in the Farr 40 class, while Roy P. Disney’s Andrews 68 dominated the West Coast 70 class.
Among 42 boats in 10 classes, Lynsie Gibbons of Southwestern YC led the C37 class, normally raced by some of the blokes who were grinding out the days at America’s Cup, with 2 firsts and 1 second.