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Thursday, May 9, 2013

America's Cup Sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson Dies After Boat Capsizes

Posted By on Thu, May 9, 2013 at 3:09 PM

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A Swedish sailor with the Artemis racing team died today after the team's America's Cup catamaran capsized as the crew was training near Treasure Island.

The Chron reports that the Artemis boat tipped over at about 1:15 p.m. Authorities pulled 13 crew members from the water, including British national Andrew "Bart" Simpson, who was pronounced dead after arriving to the St. Francis Yacht Club.

See Also: America's Cup: Team Oracle Boat Capsizes by Golden Gate Bridge (Video)

It's still unclear what caused the 72-foot catamaran to tip.

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