America's Cup to go ahead

The organisers of the America's Cup have confirmed this year's event will go ahead despite the death of Olympian Andrew Simpson.

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America's Cup organisers call urgent meeting after Artemis tragedy

The organisers of the America's Cup have called an urgent meeting on Tuesday in San Francisco, following the death of the British sailor, Andrew Simpson, who lived at Sherborne in Dorset.

Regatta director, Iain Murray has scheduled a formal meeting when all four teams competing in the Summer of Racing - ORACLE TEAM USA, Artemis Racing (SWE), Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge (ITA) – will be in San Francisco.

One aspect of the review will involve study of all data that was captured at the time of the incident.

The meeting with the teams is a crucial next step," Murray said. "We need to establish an open flow of information to ensure this review meets its goals of fact-finding and putting us in a position to recommend changes, if necessary.

Once we have the information, the basic facts, all the data, then we will be able to re-build the entire chain of events and start to assess why this incident resulted in a tragic loss of life.

– Iain Murray, Regatta Director, America's Cup

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