After the tragic capsize of the Artemis Racing AC72 on May 9 that resulted in the death of team member Andrew “Bart” Simpson, the team, America’s Cup organizers and the San Francisco Police Department are working together to review the circumstances surrounding the incident.
The 34th America’s Cup regatta director Iain Murray has started consulting with stakeholders and plans to meet on May 14 with all four America’s Cup teams—Oracle Team USA, Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge.
“The meeting with the teams is a crucial next step…to establish an open flow of information to ensure this review meets its goals of fact-finding and putting us in a position to recommend changes, if necessary,” Murray says.
The review will involve gathering all data collected during the incident in order determine what led to the capsize and this tragic loss of life.
Read Artemis Racing’s statement here.