Blog Post: Jul 7, 2013
Super-fast sailboats are racing through San Francisco Bay this month and during August, leading up to the America’s Cup championship races in September.If you’ll be watching the America’s Cup from a boat or from shore, check out Baykeeper’s tips for protecting the Bay as you enjoy the sailboats zooming by:
Featured Stories: Aug 23, 2012
The 34th America’s Cup races give us thrilling views of the world’s fastest sailboats—and a great opportunity to put into practice our commitment to a healthy, thriving San Francisco Bay.
Bay Crossings Column: Aug 1, 2012
The America’s Cup races give us thrilling views of the world’s fastest sailboats—and a great opportunity to put into practice our commitment to a healthy, thriving San Francisco Bay. One legacy of the America’s Cup will be less polluted storm water in the Bay. As San Francisco piers are retrofitted to accommodate visitors and racing teams, new pollution controls are being added.
Blog Post: Jan 30, 2012
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors certified the America’s Cup environmental impact report last week, and in a victory for Bay swimmers, a giant floating JumboTron TV screen won’t be placed in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park swimming area during the sailing races.
Blog Post: Dec 15, 2011
Based largely on Baykeeper's advocacy, the Regional Water Quality Control Board today submitted a letter to the Port of San Francisco and the America's Cup Event Authority, indicating that storm water must in fact be managed consistent with the San Francisco Stormwater Ordinance and Clean Water Act.
BK In The News: Dec 14, 2011
Groups that have raised environmental concerns about the America’s Cup said Wednesday that they intend to slow down the development approval process if the Planning Commission will not do so.
Blog Post: Dec 5, 2011
Plans for the upcoming America’s Cup boat races have improved, but the jury’s still out on whether San Francisco’s shoreline and Bay ecosystem will receive all the protections they need. After the America’s Cup Final Environmental Impact Report was released last week, Baykeeper and our partners on the Environmental Council are now reviewing the plans to assess improvements from previous drafts.
Press Release: Dec 5, 2011
San Francisco – The Environmental Council – a coalition of more than thirty Bay Area organizations – is now reviewing the final America’s Cup Final Environmental Impact Report, released today by the City of San Francisco. While concerns remain that the project may fall short of preventing harm to the city’s shoreline and Bay ecosystem, certain areas, such as air quality mitigation have been tremendously improved. The Council was formed to work with the City to achieve a green and sustainable sailing event and shoreline development.
BK In The News: Dec 2, 2011
New measures for improving air quality during the America’s Cup have some skeptical conservation organizations warming up to the event.
Blog Post: Nov 7, 2011
Last week, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission began the process of modifying an existing plan to protect open water basins along San Francisco's waterfront, in order to allow docking of boats during upcoming America's Cup races. Baykeeper and other environmental allies, along with members of the Commission, warned that such concessions should be allowed only during the races and should not concede long-term development rights.