Martedì, 25 Settembre 2018
ROME

Luna Rossa may pull out of America's Cup

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Rome, May 10 - Italian challenger Luna Rossa may
pull out of the America's Cup following the death in a training
accident of British Olympic champion Andrew Simpson, team boss
and Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli said Friday.
"They have to give us assurances to guarantee the challenge,
otherwise nothing," said Bertelli after Simpson was killed when
the catamaran he was aboard capsized during training in San
Francisco for the world's oldest sporting event.
"The team is free to choose whether to continue or not but
we need guarantees in an extreme sport," Bertelli told ANSA.
Simpson, 36, won gold in the Star class with Iain Percy at
the 2008 Olympics and silver at last year's Games.
Known as Bart, he was killed when the catamaran he was
aboard capsized during training for the America's Cup.
Simpson was one of an 11-man crew on board Swedish
challenger Artemis in San Francisco Bay. He was trapped
underneath when it capsized and did not respond to efforts to
revive him.
America's Cup CEO Stephen Barclay said he would wait for
full details of the accident before deciding whether changes
should be made to the race, which has an opening ceremony on 4
July.

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