| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:11 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- Race 14 of the America's Cup was postponed Saturday because of shifting wind, further delaying Emirates Team New Zealand's chance to claim the oldest trophy in international sports.
With the Kiwis sitting on match point against defender...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 7:22 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA could be in deep trouble against scrappy Emirates Team New Zealand.
The American powerhouse was so soundly beaten by the Kiwis in Race 5 on Tuesday that Larry Ellison's syndicate had...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 5:22 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Dean Barker and Emirates Team New Zealand regained the momentum in the America's Cup when they pulled ahead of defending champion Oracle Team USA on the fourth leg to win Race 10 by 17 seconds Sunday on San Francisco Bay.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:54 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Even with the most successful sailor in Olympic history onboard, defending America's Cup champion Oracle Team USA simply can't catch Emirates Team New Zealand.
The plucky Kiwis beat Oracle Team USA twice more Thursday, moving...
| Sep 29, 2013
Re "Team USA rides a comeback wave," Sept. 26
Congratulations to The Times for finally getting coverage of the America's Cup race on the front page. The only losers in this event are the people who didn't watch it.
To see those 7-ton catamarans...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
APOSTLE ISLANDS NATIONAL LAKESHORE, Wis. — The thunderstorm struck with a vengeance around 9:30 p.m.
We were anchored in Stockton Island's Quarry Bay in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, off the northwest tip of Wisconsin.
| Aug 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Never had a bad time on a boat, though the dangers of the high seas have been widely chronicled. As with Scylla, who reportedly had the upper body of a nymph and the heads of six ravenous dogs buckled 'round her waist.
Aphrodite, the goddess of love,...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 10:55 PM
Ted Hood, 86, a yachtsman, sailmaker, yacht designer and builder who captained the winner of the 1974 America's Cup sailing race, died June 28 at a nursing home in Middletown, R.I., his son Richard said. He had had pneumonia and heart problems....
| Jul 5, 2013
| 5:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The initial projections left city officials and race promoters giddy.
Staging the 34th America’s Cup – sailing’s premier competition – in San Francisco would mean an extra $1.4 billion in economic activity and...
| Jun 23, 2013
JUNEAU, Alaska — I'd been told she'd had a little work done. Who can blame her? She was turning 50, and her life had been hard. The miles were starting to show.
But after an $8-million update, she was as good as new and ready to celebrate —...
| May 27, 2013
| 7:45 PM
Another month, another troubled cruise ship.
The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Grandeur of the Seas -- and its 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members -- saw their trip come to an abrupt end after the ship's aft mooring deck burst into flames not far from...