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Report recommends body armor for America's Cup

Report recommends body armor for America's Cup

Body armor and high-visibility helmets for crew members are among the recommendations made by a group of sailing experts addressing safety concerns in the America's Cup.
The group led by regatta director Iain Murray unveiled 37 proposals on Wednesday, two weeks after a member of the Artemis Racing crew died when the catamaran capsized during a training run on San Francisco Bay.
The group also suggested flexible start time for races, based on wind, projected tidal flows and wind limits, plus safe buffer zones around course boundaries and obstructions.


Updated : 2021-04-19 09:14 GMT+08:00