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May 17, 2013 | 9:02 pm

America’s Cup: Italian Challenger Wants Speed Limit, New Safety Gear

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Patrizio Bertelli, the Italian billionaire who bankrolls the Luna Rossa Challenge America’s Cup team, is in the Bay Area to back up his call for better safety measures in the competition. Bertelli’s visit follows the death last week of Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a British crewman on Sweden’s Artemis Racing catamaran. Simpson was trapped under the […]

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Death on San Francisco Bay: Did Boat’s Design Flaws Cause Tragedy?

May 10, 2013 | 1:27 am

Death on San Francisco Bay: Did Boat’s Design Flaws Cause Tragedy?

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It’ll probably be a while before there’s a definitive answer about why a Swedish America’s Cup catamaran went cartwheeling out of control on San Francisco Bay yesterday, killing British Olympic medalist Andrew “Bart” Simpson. Simpson was trapped beneath the crippled boat for 10 minutes or more before rescuers could free him. Desperate attempts to resuscitate […]

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