Artemis har kappsejsat med sin AC72 och att Andrew “Bart” Simpson har omkommit. Ännu en duktig seglare som inte längre finns bland oss. Tankarna går till hans familj och hela teamet.
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A 72-foot-long Swedish sailboat capsized Thursday while practicing for the upcoming America’s Cup races in the San Francisco Bay, leaving one sailor dead and another injured, authorities said.
San Francisco Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said the two people were injured when the Artemis Racing catamaran capsized at about 1 p.m. near Treasure Island, a former naval station in the bay.
Both were brought to shore and taken to the St. Francis Yacht Club, where paramedics performed CPR on one of the two, Talmadge said. That person was pronounced dead a short time later. Officials said the other person’s injuries were not life-threatening.
It is with immense sadness that Artemis Racing confirms the tragic death of crewmember Andrew “Bart” Simpson today in San Francisco.
Simpson, a British double Olympic gold 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.”
Artemis Racing AC72 capsized during training on San Francisco Bay on Thursday afternoon.Updates to come.
— Artemis Racing (@ArtemisRacing) May 9, 2013
BREAKING: Andrew Simpson is the Artemis sailor that died after Artemis Racing’s AC72 capsized – more at ow.ly/kSJe0
— Radio Sport (@radiosportnz) May 9, 2013