April 8, 1989
It seems to me that Judge Carmen Ciparik missed a fine opportunity to apply the doctrine of "judicial restraint" in the America's Cup case. Since even a judge will admit that a lawsuit is not the best way to decide a boat race, and even a lawyer would find that the behavior of both the Conner and Fay camps violated the spirit of the original gift, it might have been wiser to send this problem back to where it originated by appointing a referee such...
September 27, 1986 |
A week before the start of competition, the Eagle Challenge remains short on funds but long on confidence. "Here's your scoop," director Tom Omohundro told reporters at Newport Beach Friday. "I think we're going to win the America's Cup." Omohundro recently returned from Fremantle, the port suburb of Perth in Western Australia, where the boats are based. He described Eagle's headquarters as "a fantastic facility. I looked it all over and thought, 'This is too good to be true.'
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 2008 |
Olin Stephens, a naval architect who designed eight America's Cup winners, along with thousands of cruising and racing yachts, has died. He was 100. The senior member of the New York Yacht Club, Stephens died Saturday in Hanover, N.H., US Sailing reported on its website, without giving a cause of death. Stephens produced designs for more than 2,200 boats, including Dorade, which won the 1931 transatlantic race, and America's Cup defenders including Ranger, Columbia, Constellation, Intrepid, Courageous and Freedom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 1987 |
Six America's Cup challengers met Thursday to affirm their support of multiple challengers in the 1988 America's Cup regatta and to question the relationship of Sail America Foundation with the San Diego Yacht Club, the current defender of the America's Cup. "We do not recognize Sail America as having any standing whatsoever," said Australian Cup veteran Alan Bond, spokesman for the group, which included representatives from Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Japan and New Zealand.
August 27, 2013 |
The 34th annual America's Cup, the winner-takes-all sailing yacht race, begins Sept. 7 in San Francisco as the contest returns to the U.S. for the first time since 1995. The City by the Bay , the eighth city to host the America's Cup competition, has been busy in the run-up to the big race. Its Summer of Racing kicked off July 4 with an opening ceremony celebration. Racing started July 7 with the Louis Vuitton Cup , the challenger series that determines which team will face the defending Oracle Team U.S.A.