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California tragedy in the waters off San Francisco or British Olympic gold medalist.
Was killed when his sailboat capsized during practice for the America's cup race this summer.
He's 36 years old Andrew Simpson his name trapped under water for about ten minutes.
-- calendar is live in this city by the day and what happened here Claudia.
Well -- no official cause yet but some witnesses say the boat was for healing that's when one of the twin holes rises up off the water and -- -- -- to why can't recover the -- will flip.
And that could have been what happened at around 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon it was sunny and breezy nothing too extreme that a small craft advisory had been issued.
Several of the teens competing in the upcoming races were out taking practice runs including the art and that's a 72 foot catamaran flagged under the royal Swedish yacht club.
All eleven crew members on board were tossed into the frigid waters of the bay including Andrew Bart Simpson.
36 years old and a decorated British Olympian who won gold in Beijing.
As the -- strategist he helped determine the best course.
Given the weather conditions and relative to other boats in the race Simpson as you said was trapped underneath the -- platform for ten minutes.
And despite efforts to revive him he was pronounced dead after being brought to shore.
Another sailor who was also -- is said to be doing okay but this team is devastated.
We'll learn more about the impact of this tragedy on the America's cup at a press briefing in just to.
You it was it was quite a headline when it broke yesterday but this is not the first mishap that involves the America's cup as.
No it isn't bill the practice catamaran used by the depending oracle racing team you'll remember it.
Capsized back in October.
The wings sale broke apart but everyone survived and the -- actually salvaged that vote and they still using it.
But this latest incident is raising new questions not only about the design and stability of these high tech boats they can go up to 45 miles per hour.
But also about the safety of -- race course on the bay witches.
Very often windy and very treacherous indeed Claudia thank you Claudia cal and once in the fallout from back in the day of sentences.
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