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Not the America’s Cup you remember

This summer’s America’s Cup has long ago distinguished itself with enormous change in the one-design yachts to be used for racing. Then it became distinguished for a fatal accident during a sail training run.

All signs point to continued unrest well into the Louis Vuitton challenger elimination series scheduled to begin July 7. 

In the wake of the May 9 death of British sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a strategist for the Artemis syndicate, America’s Cup Race Management, the America’s Cup Event Authority and all four participating syndicates have found themselves walking a delicate line. On the one hand, all parties want to ensure the regatta goes on as planned; on the other, doing whatever is necessary to ensure that an accident like the Artemis capsize doesn’t happen again.

Click here for an insightful report on the issue and the event by Sail magazine.