This was supposed to be the most eye-popping America’s Cup ever. But the Italian syndicate didn’t sail against Emirates Team New Zealand this week in the Louis Vuitton Cup challengers series, allowing New Zealand to earn two points in the regatta unchallenged.
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.
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.
The 36-year-old deceased sailor, identified as Olympic gold medalist Andrew “Bart” Simpson of the United Kingdom, was “well-known and regarded as an expert racer,” said San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White.
Artemis Racing – White (Terry Hutchinson) and Emirates Team New Zealand (Dean Barker) scored convincing wins Thursday in the quarterfinal round of the match racing championship at the America’s Cup World Series in San Francisco.