In a private dockside ceremony early Monday morning, the crew of Sweden's Artemis Racing team finally launched its new America's Cup racing boat into San Francisco Bay.
The launch of the blue and yellow 72-foot catamaran comes more than two months after the tragic capsize of its first boat during a training exercise. Andrew "Bart" Simpson, an Olympic gold medalist and beloved crew member, was killed May 9 when the boat cracked apart and he was trapped under the wreckage.
Artemis Racing was already behind on the construction of its second boat, and the accident further delayed the team's entry into America's Cup races as it tested its design and construction to make sure it is safe.
"This is a great day for many reasons," Artemis Racing owner Torbjörn Törnqvist told the crowd. "It is the culmination of a heroic effort to put together this beautiful boat."
While the team plans to begin training on the bay this week, it is not expected to join the Louis Vuitton Cup races, which precede the America's Cup finals, until the semifinals Aug. 6.
Ian Clark scored 33 points, shooting 7 for 10 from 3-point range, to lead the Warriors to a 91-77 victory over the Phoenix Suns in the championship game of the NBA's Vegas Summer League
The Sharks will open their six-game exhibition schedule at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at Vancouver before going home to face Anaheim at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20.
They will host Phoenix at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 and Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. Sept 24 before hitting the road to face Phoenix at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and Anaheim at 7 p.m. Sept. 28.
Amay Poria of Morgan Hill shot a 4-over-par 76 in the first round of the U.S. Boys' Junior Amateur in Truckee, leaving him nine strokes off the lead. Justin Suh of San Jose and Bradley Knox of Menlo Park each shot a 77.
Ricky Oropesa hit a three-run home run as the San Jose Giants pounded the Stockton Ports 10-5 at Municipal Stadium.
Bay Area News Group staff and wire services contributed to this report.