Tuesday, May 14, 2013

America's Cup Moves Forward After Training Death


While saying a thorough review is in order after a training accident in San Francisco took the life of British Olympic sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson, the people in charge of this years America's Cup say the event will proceed as planned.

Simpson was killed while aboard the Artemis boat in San Francisco Bay last week capsized and broke apart in the middle of a training run.

The committee in charge of the event did feel it necessary to create a review board to look at the team training and boat safety for the event that begins on July 4th.

You can read the committee statement RIGHT HERE

While Simpson's accident was horrible and unfortunate, on the surface, there is no indication of a problem. The Cup Committee is investigating what happened as they should. And nobody, at least that we've seen, is telling them they should cancel the event.

Our Sympathies go out to the Simpson family and hopefully a thorough investigation will figure out exactly why what happened, happened.

KGO-TV in San Francisco reports on the original incident:

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