Tyskland hoppar av Youth America’s Cup

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Tyskarna tänker inte ställa upp i Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

Lite förhastat beslut kan man tycka, då det inte är klarlagt vad som hände med Artemis. Och det har ju seglats AC45 en del utan allvarliga incidenter?

En snackis är att man saknar finansiering och nu tar chansen att dra sig ut… hursomhelst är det tråkigt att man inte kommer.

The tragic accident of the British Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson moved the Sailing Team Germany (STG) and the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV) to retreat. The “STG / NRV Youth team” that had qualified for the “Red Bull Youth America’s Cup” in San Francisco, will not be at the start of September. The health of young sailors should not be compromised.

After becoming aware of the tragic death of professional and Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson, the German organizers pull back their participation in the Youth America’s Cup. The 36-year-old Briton was last Thursday while training for the 34th America’s Cup, died in San Francisco after a capsize of the AC72 catamaran.

“The tragic accident has prompted us to evaluate our participation in the Youth America’s Cup from scratch. When it comes to such a tragedy for the world’s best sailors, we want to exclude the risk of early to endanger the health of our athletes and Olympic ambitions. I know Andrew well from ancient times and laser’m shocked by his death, “explains Klaus lame, NRV director of sport, the unanimous decision by the STG and NRV.

“The forces that act when sailing a 22-meter racing catamaran, are hardly manageable even for professionals. The risk of an accident is constantly competed’. Hopefully the management of the America’s Cup takes this incident as the impetus for the future, the format and sports equipment to thoroughly rethink,” said Oliver Schwall, managing director at STG and former Tornado world champion.

The German team had qualified in September in February in an elimination series with a total of twelve junior teams scores for the final. The sailed during the excretion AC45 also be used in the finals of Youth America’s Cup. The “little brother” of the AC72 is about eight feet shorter, but no less spectacular and unpredictable.

Ultimately remains to be seen what consequences the organizers of the most important sailing regatta in the world will benefit from the death of Andrew Simpson.

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