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Artemis launches from Alameda Point for their first America's Cup race

Artemis is back in the race!

The Alameda "home town" team (from Sweden) set out for their first race in the Louis Vuitton Cup today and has invited the public to see them off this week. They launched exactly at 9:15 a.m. as promised via their Twitter feed (follow @artemisracing). You can tune in to the race today at AmericasCup.com or YouTube.com/americascup at 1 p.m. for the beginning of the broadcast. The actual race begins at 1:15 p.m., but the "pre-start" is usually the most important part of the race. Read more >> about Artemis launches from Alameda Point for their first America's Cup race

Last in a Lifetime Event: Space Shuttle Endeavor flies by Alameda

I was out there 45 minutes early to catch the shuttle fly over the East Bay, but luckily picked a pretty good spot on the Alameda-BFI bridge.

There was a group of school children there first but unfortunately their time ran out before it arrived. By the time it did show up at 10:10... I was the only one on the bridge.

I first spotted it looking east towards the Oakland Coliseum as it was flying southwest from Sacramento. It then pulled a long U-turn and practically flew over OAK and Harbor Bay Island. I lost site of it as it kept heading north over Alameda. Read more >> about Last in a Lifetime Event: Space Shuttle Endeavor flies by Alameda

The Maritime Report: America's Cup Practice Race Day

We had a great time at the America's Cup World Series practice races on Tuesday. We got there pretty early and parked in the hourly lot at Fort Mason... for a grand total of six dollars!! I don't imagine we can pull that off again so public transit or bikes is the way to go. Parking is otherwise nonexistent.

Check out the gallery below. You can click on the first one and navigate from within slideshow. There were six match races (duels) then some fleet practice starts then a fleet race (all boats). Read more >> about The Maritime Report: America's Cup Practice Race Day