Alameda Journal: Alameda: America's Cup team gets city permission for dock and crane, June 29, 2012


A sailing team hoping to win the America's Cup on San Francisco Bay next year will construct a floating dock and install a temporary crane capable of lifting a 72-foot catamaran as part of setting up its base at the former Alameda Naval Air Station.

Artemis Racing, which represents the Royal Swedish Yacht Club, secured permission for the dock and crane from Alameda's Planning Board on Monday, less than a week after a fire swept through a pier on the San Francisco waterfront that was slated to be refurbished for the sailing race.

Along with the dock and mobile crane, the board unanimously approved allowing Artemis Racing a 1-year extension on its use permit if the team decides to stay in Alameda longer, which could happen depending on how well it performs in the race.