Many California residents enjoy recreational activities like boating and racing on the open water. Few people expect these events to become deadly, but a recent practice run of a sailboat preparing for the America's Cup led to the death of a 36-year-old sailor. The potential wrongful death occurred after the Artemis Racing sailboat capsized and the man was pinned beneath the boat's wreckage. Reports indicate that the America's Cup leader plans to allow the preeminent race of the sailing world to go on as scheduled.
The 72-foot catamaran was training in the San Francisco Bay in California when it ran into trouble. At the time of the fatal accident, the boat had just begun a change in direction in an attempt to head downwind. For some reason, the challenging though routine maneuver resulted in the catamaran capsizing; ultimately leading to the boat breaking apart as it nose-dived and flipped upside down.