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America's Cup expected to go on after fatal wreck

4 years 1 week 4 days ago May 11, 2013 May 11, 2013 Saturday, May 11 2013 May 11, 2013 11:29 AM in News
By: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO - The head of the America's Cup planning effort says he expects sailing's most prestigious event to go forward after the death of a sailor on a training run in the San Francisco Bay.

In an interview Saturday morning, Stephen Barclay said he would await the results of an internal examination of Thursday's accident before making the formal decision.

Andrew "Bart" Simpson was killed when he was trapped under the wreckage of the Artemis Racing sailboat that capsized during a training run. Barclay said investigators are expected to announce a probable cause of the wreck early next week.

The three teams vying to challenge Oracle Racing for sailing's most prestigious trophy are scheduled to begin racing in July.

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