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America's Cup: Artemis Racing's damaged AC72 is pulled from the water
4:36 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing's first AC72 has been hauled from the water in San Francisco after it destructed during a bearaway on its final sailing day on May 9, 2013.
The wreckage and incident is now the subject of two inquiries - one by San Francisco Police Department, and the other by America's Cup Events Authority. ...
America's Cup: Artemis Racing seek a cessation in media speculation
12:38 AM Sun 12 May 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing has requested a cessation on speculation in the media on the causes of the fatality on April 9, 2013: They have issued a statement: Out of respect for Bart's memory and his family, we ask that the broader sailing community and others reserve judgment until all the facts are known, and not persist in unnecessary rumor. ...
America's Cup: Am-Cam Video of Artemis Racing's final run *Feature
12:38 PM Sat 11 May 2013 GMT
Video shot on May 9, 2013 of Artemis Racing's final run on San Francisco Bay, before she had her fatal capsize later in the day.
Second shows Oracle Team USA sailing very quickly in a fresh breeze, easily the fastest we have seen to date. ...
America's Cup: Tributes flow after Gold Medalist dies in AC72 capsize *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
12:38 AM Sat 11 May 2013 GMT
Artemis Racing have confirmed that 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in the Star keelboatclass, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson has died in a training incident in San Francisco.
Simpson was pulled from the water after the incident, and CPR was attempted on the water and ashore, but was not successful, and he was pronounced dead. ...
America's Cup: Second AC72 capsize - San Francisco Police investigate
By Richard Gladwell,
11:09 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
Regatta Director Iain Murray will lead a review into the events surrounding the capsize of Artemis Racing’s first AC72 and the subsequent tragic death of crewman Andrew Simpson. During training on San Francisco Bay yesterday, Artemis Racing capsized in winds between 18 and 20 knots. The boat broke apart and Simpson, 36, became trapped. ...
America's Cup: Two inquiries underway in fatal capsize - Updated *Feature
By Richard Gladwell,
10:34 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
At an international media conference today, America's Cup Events Authority, Stephen Barclay, announced that two inquiries were running into the Artemis incident.
The first is being conducted by the San Francisco Police Department, as is standard practice in any fatality. The SFPD have impounded the boat as part of their accident investigation. ...
Kirby files to cancel Laser Trademark and Sunburst Logo for Boats *Feature
By MarineBusiness-World.com, ,
9:58 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed the below petition to cancel US trademark registrations directed to both the word LASER and the Sunburst logo for boats. According to US Trademark Office records, these US registrations are owned by Karaya (Jersey) Limited based in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. ...
Ulsan PWA World Cup - The king and queen of Jinha beach
By Chris Yates, ,
9:22 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
he 2013 Ulsan PWA World Cup will be an event that Alberto Menegatti will remember forever as the Italian snagged his maiden PWA event victory after a stunning performance. Whilst Karin Jaggi (Patrik / Severne) produced a superb display to be crowned the Queen of Jinha beach, as she became the first woman since 2010 to prevent Valerie Arrighetti (Tabou / Gaastra / Mystic) from claiming the top spot ...
America's Cup: Andrew Simpson MBE remembered
By Bob Fisher, Lymington, England ,
8:55 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
Andrew Simpson died doing what he did well – sailing a high-end racing craft. He was a leading figure in the development of the Artemis Racing 72-foot wing-sailed catamaran for the upcoming America’s Cup. Simpson, known universally among his fellow sailors as 'Bart', was trapped under the boat when it capsized on San Francisco Bay during a routine training exercise. ...
Hot competition at hand for the Chelsea Clock Seafarer Trophy
By Chip Thayer,
7:42 PM Fri 10 May 2013 GMT
The competition for the new Chelsea Clock Seafarer Trophy will be hot. Trophies will be awarded in each division to the boat with the best combined results in the 2012 Bermuda race and the 2013 Annapolis-Newport Race. There are already nineteen entries that also sailed the Newport to Bermuda race last year. ...
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