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Archive for May 2013

America’s Cup Full Speed Ahead

Despite assurances from Murray and Ehman that the causes of Simpson’s death are being studied, many troubling questions remain unanswered. © 2013 Guilain Grenier / ACEA Yesterday, five days after the tragic death of Artemis Racing sailor Andrew Simpson during an America’s Cup training session, event organizers assured the public via a press conference at Pier 27 that this summer’s Cup competition will go ahead as planned. More »
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Boat Fest Begins Tomorrow

If you’re looking to have some fun in a nautical realm this week, check out the free Northern California Boat Fest at Alameda’s Marina Village Yacht Harbor. This annual four-day event, running Thursday through Sunday (Th-F: 12-5 p.m.; More »

CYC Women’s Sailing Seminar

Students aboard Jeanne Lacy’s C&C 36 Shearwater sail on Raccoon Strait in the CYC Women’s Sailing Seminar. © 2013 Corinthian YC Ladies, do you know the answers to these questions? What does it mean to be overpowered and how can you fix that? More »

Investigation into Simpson’s Death Continues

In the aftermath of Bart Simpson’s death, many questions remain unanswered. © Sander van der Borch Atemis Racing “It’s too early to speculate about the causes of the accident," said Chief Executive of the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) Stephen Barclay on Friday, referring to the tragic death of Artemis Racing crewman Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson the day before. More »

Exploding Lead-Acid Batteries

The battery in this photo is from the 65-ft sloop Blue Peter, which was built in England in 1930 from teak harvested in Thailand in 1870. She was dismasted during last month’s Antigua Classic Regatta. More »
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Doo Dah Party Tonight

If you’re planning a trip up to the Delta this summer — on your own or with your yacht club — be sure to register for the Delta Doo Dah DIY. More »

BREAKING NEWS: Artemis’ AC72 Flips, Crewman Dies

One of Artemis Racing’s AC72 capsized near Alcatraz. © 2013 ABC 7 News An Artemis Racing AC72 cat flipped in the Central Bay this afternoon at approximately 1:10 this afternoon. From aerial photos it appears that the Swedish team’s boat suffered major damage; the forward crossbeam appears to have parted from one of the amas or broken. More »