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The Louis Vuitton Cup 2013
    Artemis Racing II “Big Blue””
Country /Challenge: Sweden / Challenger 34th America's Cup Sailnumber: AC 45 Artemis Red,  Artemis White Syndicate/Team: Artemis Racing Chairman: Torben Tötnqvist CEO: Paul Cayard Yacht Club: Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet Principal Designer: Juan Kouyoundijan   Skipper: Loick Peyron  Nathan Outteridge
On May 9, 2013, the ARTEMIS Racing AC72 overturned and capsized at  moderate weather, and the catamaran broke into many components. The sequence of the accident was very similar to that of ORACLE in October 2012, only a strong wind and high waves prevailed  at that time. The Briton and two-time Olympic gold medal winner  Andrew "Bart" Simpson was killed According to press reports the crew and divers from the support boats found and freed him under the remains of hull and trampoline nets after 10 minutes. The revival attempts after his salvage  failed Apart from Simpsons shocking and tragic death  the accident had two consequences for the team: Artemis Racing had during the 5 Round Robins of the LVC (July 7 - August 1 2013), no yacht, since the second Catamaran could not be completed on time.
The grinder Craig Monk with his protection suit and the breathing bottle.
If at one-of the set days Artemis was not able to race , but the opponent sailed, he made 1 point.   Ian Murray, Regatta Director of the AC, organized a Safety Committee. After their analysis of the accident and after consultation with the teams and the Coast Guard on he issued 22 May, a comprehensive 37 point paper, the "Safety Recommendations. These include, for example, recommendations on the protection of the crew, an electronic paging system, an underwater paging system, brightly marked helmets, breathing bottles, equipment of the support boats (eg, 1 rescue divers plus a lifeguard, a defibrillator by boat, etc.) improved communication (Restricted one- way radio for the rescue forces, etc There were of course already in safety features, and - training. this Recommendations were a recapitulation of existing rules with important additions in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard. Notice: (see also the chapter "Foiling" ....)  
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16 days have been left from her launch on.07/22/2013 and the first race on 08/08/2013 of the LVC semifinals.