Officials said winds were blowing between 15 and 20 knots (17 to 23 mph) when the boat capsized. The National Weather Service later issued a small-craft advisory, warning inexperienced mariners to stay off the bay and indicating winds of between 21 knots and 33 knots.
Simpson was survived by a wife and infant child and had recently tweeted in March, “Moving the family to San Fran for 6 months is pretty hectic!!! The cup should be fun though!!”
“The entire Artemis team is devastated by what happened,” CEO Paul Cayard said in a statement on the team’s website. “Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew’s wife and family.”
Our sympathy here at Get Wet Sailing is also with Andrew and his family. Tragedies such as this remind us that there is danger in this sport that we love so much. We wish the Artemis team all the best in the America’s Cup in the next two months and hope that no other tragedies will occur in the pursuit of their dreams.No tags for this post.