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

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Andrew "Bart" "Simpson
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.

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

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Larina Weber
Larina Weber

My condolences to the family and friends.

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