Andrew “Bart” Simpson
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.