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Artemis Racing sailor Andrew Simpson dies in training accident

vendredi 10 mai 2013Information America’s Cup

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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 AC72 #AC72 catamaran which capsized during training on San Francisco Bay ahead of this summer’s America’s Cup America's Cup #AmericasCup . 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.”

Statement from ORACLE TEAM USA on death of Artemis Racing’s Andrew Simpson San Francisco, Thursday, May 09, 2013

"Today is a sad day for all of us in the sailing community. Andrew Simpson was a great person, a terrific sailor, and a good friend to all of our team. Our thoughts are with his family and the entire Artemis team. He will be dearly missed." - ORACLE TEAM USA

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