Friday, May 10, 2013
Americas cup catamaran tragic accident
Sad news today Andrew "Bart" Simpson, the British Olympic champion sailor, has died after his catamaran Team Artemis capsized off the coast of California during trials for the Americas cup, these craft are experimental state of the art catamarans the F1 of the sea.
this follows the disastrous crash of Oriacle the American defender.
The popular father of two, who was a member of the Swedish America’s Cup team led by his Olympic teammate Iain Percy became trapped under the hull of the AC72 after it flipped near Treasure Island in San Francisco bay catapulting all 11 crew members into the water.
Recovery services arrived to rescue the crew but were unable to revive Simpson, despite attempts by an onboard doctor and other doctors ashore.