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Friday, May 10, 2013

America’s Cup Tragedy

Artemis Racing sailor Andrew Simpson dies in training accident...

The Daily Boater received the following email from the America’s Cup media team last night. There is not much to add other than our condolences to Andrew "Bart" Simpson's family, friends and teammates.
Sent on behalf of Artemis Racing

It is with immense sadness that Artemis Racing confirms the tragic death of crewmember Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson today in San Francisco.

Andrew, a British double Olympic gold medallist, was one of the 11 man crew aboard Artemis Racing’s AC72 catamaran which capsized during training on San Francisco Bay ahead of this summer’s America’s Cup. All other crew are accounted for.

Simpson however was trapped underneath the boat and despite attempts to revive him, by doctors afloat and subsequently ashore, his life was lost.

“The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened,” said CEO Paul Cayard. “Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew’s wife and family.”