S.F. planners OK impact report on America's Cup

December 16, 2011, SF Gate The America’s Cup is set to descend on San Francisco beginning next summer – but a crew of opponents is threatening to knock it off course.

In the year since the city was chosen to host the world-famous regatta in 2012 and 2013, organizers have raced to finalize plans. The culmination of those efforts, an analysis of the regatta’s impacts on the city, was approved by the Planning Commission 5-0 Thursday night.

The decision clears the way for construction on the waterfront, provided the Board of Supervisors approves the project in January.