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Statements on Artemis Racing Team Death

Andrew Simpson of the Artemis racing team was killed yesterday after the team's catamaran capsized in San Francisco Bay.

Andrew Simpson of the Artemis racing team was killed yesterday after the team’s catamaran capsized in San Francisco Bay.

Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a British double Olympic medalist, was killed yesterday after the Artemis Racing catamaran, capsized yesterday during training on San Francisco Bay in advance of the upcoming America’s Cup races. Artemis Racing is a Swedish team that located in Alameda to prepare for the event.

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee:

“This unexpected accident on the Bay leaves our hearts heavy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson’s family and friends at this time of tremendous sadness. Andrew was a beloved member of the Artemis racing team and will be deeply missed by all.

“We continue to pray for crew members who were involved in the accident, the entire Artemis racing team and all of the America’s Cup sailing community.”

Artemis Racing CEO Paul Cayard:

“The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened. Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew’s wife and family.

“Our prayers are with Andrew Simpson’s family, his wife and kids, and also the rest of my teammates. It’s a shocking experience to go through, and we have a lot to deal with in the next few days in terms of assuring everybody’s well being.”

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