SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Organizers of sailing's most prestigious event are dramatically scaling back plans to renovate San Francisco's dilapidated waterfront.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced Monday that two little-used piers near the city's downtown will no longer be refurbished to house America's Cup sailing teams. Instead, all teams will be located on a single pier in an industrial part of San Francisco a couple of miles from the city center.
Lee says the change won't affect the number of race days or alter the planned course with views of the city's skyline.
He says the original plan was scratched because it was too complex to complete the planned renovations in time for the races this summer and next year.