SAN FRANCISCO (CBS / AP) — The head of Artemis Racing said Wednesday his team will compete in the America’s Cup after a crew member was killed during a training run only if conditions are deemed safe on wind-raked San Francisco Bay this summer.
Artemis chief executive Paul Cayard posted his comments on Wednesday on the team’s website. They were his first public comments since May 9, the day crew member Andrew “Bart” Simpson died when Artemis’ catamaran capsized. Cayard said a decision to race will depend on what safety changes America’s Cup organizers adopt after completing their review of the May 9 incident.
Cayard said officials are still investigating what caused the 72-foot catamaran to capsize and break into pieces.