QUOTABLE: Serious concerns about safety

Published on May 12th, 2013

“The way it [the America’s Cup] is now is not good. It is necessary that those responsible take note. Not everyone has realised that we have gone from a romantic America’s Cup to an extreme one. This Cup with the AC72s is too extreme, they have to realise it and change, revise the rules, everything. However, this Cup will be the first but also the last with the AC72s. They chose a race course which is basically on the open sea without any type of safety. We need to change but I’ll wait to see what the guys tell me. If they told me to stop, that wouldn’t be a problem for me.” – Patrizio Bertelli, the Italian owner of the Luna Rossa Challenge, on whether his team will continue following the death of Andrew Simpson, full story

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