10 May 2013

Andrew “Bart” Simpson dies in AC72 capsize (video)



Artemis Racing News Story: "Simpson, a British double Olympic medalist, was one of the 11-man crew aboard Artemis Racing’s AC72 catamaran which capsized during training on San Francisco Bay ahead of this summer’s America’s Cup. All other crewmembers 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.”

America's Cup: Sailing gold medalist from Britain dead after Swedish boat ... San Jose Mercury News SAN FRANCISCO -- A two-time sailing gold medalist from Britain has been identified as the crewman who died Thursday afternoon when Sweden's Artemis Racing catamaran capsized during an America's Cup practice run on San Francisco Bay. Andrew ...

Sailor dies when America's Cup boat capsizes - USA Today USA TODAY SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One sailor died and another was hurt when a Swedish catamaran training for the America's Cup capsized in San Francisco Bay on Thursday. UK double gold medalist Andrew Simpson was identified as the sailor killed.

Sailor dies in capsize of America's Cup boat Post-Bulletin One sailor died another was hurt after a boat carrying a Swedish flag capsized Thursday in San Francisco Bay while practicing for the upcoming America's Cup races . San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the two people were ...

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Documentary on America's Cup is an Ellison Family Affair Wall Street Journal If you are Larry Ellison, you can buy the best talent, the best technology and the best boat to win the America's Cup. Your son also might make a movie about you. The results were on display Wednesday night at a gala premiere in San Francisco of “The ...

America's Cup Hall of Fame induction class announced San Francisco Chronicle (blog) The crew made history in the waning days of the summer of 1983 when it became the first challenger to win the America's Cup, thus ending the New York Yacht Club's 132-year winning streak. Simmer has made a career in the America's Cup, serving with ...

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America's Cup and the 'Larry Show' only just beginning MarketWatch (blog) Guests were invited to see the premiere of a documentary on the 2010 America's Cup, called “The Wind Gods.” The movie, narrated by British actor Jeremy Irons, was produced by Ellison's son David and his firm Skydance Productions. As expected, the movie ...

Extreme Sailing Series: FMJ fourth in Qingdao, China Sail World The third act of the Extreme Sailing Series was held in Qingdao, China. Being the 2008 Olympic sailing village it was well set up for stadium racing in the waters surrounding the city. It was the first time we were able to see the Land Rover boat being ...

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Audi Sailing Series heads to Porto Ercole, Italy Sail World Audi Sailing Series second event, hosted by Circolo Nautico e della Vela dell'Argentario, gets underway this weekend in Porto Ercol, Italy. Thanks to its great media success, the International Melges 32 Class Association (IM32CA) and the Audi Sailing ...

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Sailing - Shaw leads after first day of new Champions Cup Yahoo! Eurosport UK Both appearances came on the ISAF Sailing World Cup circuit with Shaw second in Palma and victorious in Hyeres for the overall title and the world No.1 spot in the women's RS:X. And the Olympic bronze medallist's fine start to the year, she was also ...

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Sailors recognised for charity work Dewsbury Reporter Otley Sailing Club is the only organisation this year to be given the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services, in recognition of the work it does with disabled people. One organisation the club works closely with is Hollybank Trust in Mirfield, which has ...

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Sailing: Local yacht club sets annual flagship regatta Denton Record Chronicle “We had a youth program once before, but it was really about pizza parties and not about sailing,” said Ditmer, a 17-year member of DCYC. “When we started the program again, we wanted to offer sailing lessons to the kids, and now it has developed into ...

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Kaenon Polarized announces 'Road to the Red Bull Youth America's Cup' Sail World Kaenon's 'Road to the Red Bull Youth America's Cup' will focus on the journey of Olympic Silver Medalist Pete Burling and World Match Racing Tour skipper Will Tiller – both from New Zealand – and US Sailing Team member Charlie Buckingham, as each ...
 
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