Andrew “Bart” Simpson

Andrew "Bart" Simpson, an Olympic gold medalist, was killed when his America's Cup catamaran overturned on San Francisco Bay on May 9, 2013. (CBS)

Medical Examiner Says America’s Cup Sailor Died From Blunt Trauma

The America’s Cup sailor who perished in a capsizing during a practice run in May died of “blunt trauma with drowning,” according to a San Francisco medical examiner’s report on the case.

10/15/2013

A mural depicting America's Cup sailing on SF Bay at Post and Ellis streets in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF Mural Dedicated To Sailor Killed During America’s Cup Practice

A group of Academy of Art University artists who created a large public mural depicting a sailing scene on the San Francisco Bay were on hand Wednesday morning to honor fallen Artemis Racing sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson.

09/04/2013

Artemis Racing Catamaran (credit: Artemis Racing)

Artemis Confirms America’s Cup Entry; Preliminary Rounds Scaled Back Again

Team Artemis announced Friday it plans to sail in the America’s Cup yacht races this summer, even as racing officials indicated the preliminary rounds would be scaled back even further because of safety concerns raised after one of the Swedish’s competitors sailors was killed during a training run on San Francisco Bay.

06/07/2013

British sailor Andrew Simpson, a member of the Swedish America's Cup racing team died when the Artemis Racing AC-72 catamaran capsized. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Safety Recommendations Released For America’s Cup

A group of sailing experts has released 37 recommendations they say will increase safety in the America’s Cup, which is set to take place on the wind-raked San Francisco Bay this summer.

05/23/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/KPIX 5) – An America’s Cup racing boat crew member died and another was hurt when their catamaran overturned on San Francisco Bay Thursday afternoon during a practice run.A KPIX 5/KCBS reporter on the scene at the St. Francis Yacht Club said he saw the deceased sailor placed into a body bag after cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts by paramedics failed.[ READ MORE: Crew Member Killed After America’s Cup Racing Boat Capsizes On SF Bay ](credit: KPIX 5)

Artemis Crew Wants Safety Changes In America’s Cup Following Death

The head of Artemis Racing said his team will compete in the America’s Cup only if conditions are deemed safe on wind-raked San Francisco Bay this summer.

05/22/2013

Members of the media gather at Luna Rossa to hear owner Patrizio Bertelli discuss his team's participation in the America's Cup. (CBS)

Italian Team To Race In SF America’s Cup; Owner Wants Safety Improvements

The owner of the Italian entry in the America’s Cup said Friday that his boat will compete this summer, but he would like to see new safety measures following the death of a sailor on a training run last week.

05/17/2013

Team luna Rossa Swordfish skippered by Paul Campbell James in action during a fleet race in the America's Cup World Series on August 23, 2012 in San Francisco. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Italian Team Owner May Pull Out Of America’s Cup

The Italian entry in the America’s Cup sailing races said the owner of the boat is coming to San Francisco to decide whether to compete.

05/16/2013

Andrew "Bart" Simpson, an Olympic gold medalist, was killed when his America's Cup catamaran overturned on San Francisco Bay on May 9, 2013. (CBS)

Memorial Held For America’s Cup Sailor Killed On San Francisco Bay

A week after the death of one of their team’s sailors during a practice run for the America’s Cup regatta, Artemis Racing held a private ceremony Thursday to honor their fallen friend.

05/16/2013

The Artemis Racing 72-foot catamaran overturned on San Francisco Bay, May 9, 2013 during practice for the America's Cup. (CBS)

America’s Cup Races To Go On Despite Training Death

The America’s Cup will go on as planned after the death of a sailor during a training run last week on San Francisco Bay.

05/14/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/KPIX 5) – An America’s Cup racing boat crew member died and another was hurt when their catamaran overturned on San Francisco Bay Thursday afternoon during a practice run.A KPIX 5/KCBS reporter on the scene at the St. Francis Yacht Club said he saw the deceased sailor placed into a body bag after cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts by paramedics failed.[ READ MORE: Crew Member Killed After America’s Cup Racing Boat Capsizes On SF Bay ](credit: KPIX 5)

Fatal America’s Cup Crash ‘Was Not On The Radar For Any of Us'; Could Change Race

Officials have not ruled out cancelling the America’s Cup Race scheduled for this summer based on the outcome of multi-agency investigations currently underway.

05/10/2013

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