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Sweden's Artemis Racing sails along the San Francisco waterfront while competing against Italy's Luna Rossa Challenge during a Louis Vuitton Cup semi-finals match on August 6, 2013. Artemis, sailing its first race since a May 9 capsize killed crewman Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, lost to the Italian team by just under two minutes. (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

Sweden’s Artemis Recovers From Lost Sailor, Confirms America’s Cup Challenge

Artemis Racing confirmed it is challenging for the America’s Cup again and announced that Swedish Olympic gold medalists Freddy Loof and Max Salminen have joined the sailing crew.

08/19/2014

Russell Coutts, CEO of Oracle Racing, and Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, speak to the media during the America's Cup Summer of Racing Launch event on April 3, 2013 in San Francisco, California. The America's Cup Finals will be held in San Francisco Bay between September 7-22. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Boss Coutts Tells Kiwis To Skip Cup Meeting

If America’s Cup challengers are to get on the same tack as defending champion Oracle Team USA heading into the next regatta, they’ll do so without Emirates Team New Zealand — at least for the time being.

07/27/2014

Oracle Racing 5 - Coutts competes in the AC500 Speed Trial in front of the San Diego skyline and the U.S.S. Midway during the America's Cup World Series, San Diego Match Racing Championship Fleet Race on November 20, 2011 at San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

San Diego 1 Of 3 Prospective Venues For 2017 America’s Cup

America’s Cup officials have reduced the prospective venues for the next regatta from four to three, and it appears San Francisco has been eliminated.

06/09/2014

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Thousands Gather To Honor Sailing, Surfing Pioneer Hobie Alter

Thousands grabbed their boards and paddled out past the surf at Doheny State Beach Friday to honor sailing and surfing pioneer Hobie Alter.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/18/2014

Roy Heiner, left Peter van Niekerk and Dirk de Ridder celebrate after their single race off against New Zealand in the Soling class at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Thursday. New Zealand lost the race and consequently failed to make the semifinals. (credit: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Sources: Cup Sailor De Ridder’s Suspension May Mark End Of Career

America’s Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing’s international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.

04/15/2014

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Sailors, Surfers Gather To Remember ‘Hobie Cat’ Pioneer Hobie Alter In Laguna Beach

A man considered by many to be nothing short of a titan and a pioneer in the sailing and surfing worlds was remembered in Laguna Beach Thursday night.

04/10/2014

Emirates Team New Zealand sails in front of the U.S.S. Carl Vinson in the AC500 Speed Trial during the America's Cup World Series, San Diego Match Racing Championship Fleet Race on November 20, 2011 at San Diego Bay in San Diego, California. (credit: Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

San Diego Unanimously Approves Bid Submission To Host 2017 America’s Cup

Port commissioners have voted unanimously to submit a bid to host the next America’s Cup on San Diego Bay in August 2017.

02/11/2014

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill hoists the America's Cup trophy while celebrating his team's victory over Emirates Team New Zealand in the 34th America's Cup on September 25, 2013, in San Francisco. AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

Historic America’s Cup Skipper Spithill To Return To Cup Champion Oracle Team USA

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.

02/03/2014

Emirates Team New Zealand and Oracle Team USA race in front of Coit Tower during race 10 of the America's Cup finals on September 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Mayor’s Proposal May Bring 35th America’s Cup Back To San Francisco

In a strong sign that the America’s Cup could return to San Francisco in 2017, Mayor Ed Lee has proposed to regatta organizers that Piers 27-29 serve as the main venue again and host the team bases.

12/23/2013

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CSULBSA Sets Sail In Alamitos Bay For Shields Regatta

Skippers and crew members of the CSULB Sailing Association set sail on the waters of Alamitos Bay for the CSULBSA Shields Regatta on Sunday.

11/12/2013

A screen displays a memorial for sailor Andrew 'Bart' Simpson during the opening ceremony for the America's Cup summer racing series on July 4, 2013 in San Francisco. Simpson, strategist for Artemis Racing, died on May 9 when his team's AC72 catamaran capsized during a practice run. AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

America’s Cup Sailor Died Of Blunt Trauma

British sailing gold medalist Andrew “Bart” Simpson, who died during training for the America’s Cup races in May, suffered extensive trauma to his head and neck and drowned after being trapped underwater for about 10 minutes, an autopsy report released Tuesday said.

10/15/2013

Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker react after losing to Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill in race 19 of the America's Cup Finals on September 25, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Emirates Skipper: ‘Vultures Circling’ Defeated Team New Zealand

Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker says “the vultures are already circling” the defeated America’s Cup challenger and that the team will likely fold unless action is taken to secure its future.

10/01/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered by James Spithill celebrates after they crossed the finish line to beat Emirates Team New Zealand in race 18 of the America's Cup Finals on September 24, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (credit: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Oracle Team USA Wins 7th Straight Race, Forces Historic Finale For America’s Cup

The longest America’s Cup in history will come down to two 72-foot, space-age catamarans making a final sprint around San Francisco Bay, on a five-leg course framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island.

09/24/2013

Oracle Team USA waves to spectators after crossing the finish line to defeat Emirates Team New Zealand in America's Cup race 16 September 23, 2013, in San Francisco. Oracle Team USA defeated Emirates Team New Zealand for the fifth America's Cup race in a row, again denying the Kiwis the one victory they need to take the trophy. AFP PHOTO/NOAH BERGER (credit: Noah Berger/AFP/Getty Images)

Oracle Wins Again To Keep USA Alive In America’s Cup

Skipper Jimmy Spithill accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and steered defending champion Oracle Team USA to its fifth straight win against Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday to stay alive in the America’s Cup.

09/23/2013

Oracle Team USA skippered James Spithill (L) and Emirates Team New Zealand skippered Dean Barker in action during race 15 of the America's Cup finals on September 22, 2013 in San Francisco, California. Oracle Team USA won races 14 and 15. Team Emirates New Zealand leads the series 8 to 5. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oracle Wins Twice To Keep USA Alive In America’s Cup

Jimmy Spithill and his mates with Oracle Team USA were masterful in light air Sunday on San Francisco Bay, winning two races against Emirates Team New Zealand to stay alive in the America’s Cup.

09/22/2013

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