Artemis Racing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/52121/all en America's Cup teams on board despite fatal accident http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/americas-cup-teams-board-despite-fatal-accident <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>America's Cup officials said Tuesday the premier yacht race is on course to take place as planned despite the death of a veteran sailor from the Swedish team during training last week.</p> <p>All four teams slated to duel on San Francisco Bay in powerful AC72 boats remain on board for a competition that begins in July with Louis Vuitton Cup matches, which will decide who takes on the champion Oracle crew in September.</p> <p>"The America's Cup will go ahead this summer," the Cup's external affairs director Tom Eihman said during a press briefing at Pier 27 in San Francisco.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130514/americas-cup-teams-board-despite-fatal-accident" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AC72 America's Cup Artemis Racing AFP Wed, 15 May 2013 00:15:05 +0000 5837902 at http://www.globalpost.com