America's Cup: Safety First
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America's Cup: Safety First

The Artemis Racing team is back at work.

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The Artemis Racing team resumed preparations for the America's Cup after the tragic death of crew member Andrew «Bart» Simpson. This was announced by Paul Cajard, CEO of the Swedish team, who issued an official statement. However, he emphasizes that participation in the race will only be possible if the team is sure of the safety of catamarans AC72 - the boats of this class will be held sailing regatta in the summer of 2013. The main question now is how the rules of the competition will be changed and how the safety criteria will be changed.

That change is necessary, during a press conference in San Francisco all the teams recognized.

Last week, we recall that the organizers of the America's Cup appointed a commission responsible for reviewing the safety standards of racing teams. The results of the examination became known on May 22. The recommendations mainly concern the strengthening of athletes' protective equipment (helmets with a wide field of vision, bulletproof vests, breathing apparatus with intercom, etc.). ). The next step will be the formation of expert groups, which will provide practical recommendations on specific technical points.

Team opinions were also heard - the organizers interviewed everyone, including engineers, managers and support operators. The Managing Director of Emirates Team New Zealand has already described the recommendations as weighty and well-founded. Let's see if they will suit Artemis Racing and other crews.

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