Italian team wants to race in America's Cup, but it wants new safety measures 

click to enlarge The Luna Rossa team, shown here competing in October 2012, say it still wants to compete in the upcoming America's Cup races, but the entry's owner wants new safety measures after a fatal capsizing this month. - EZRA SHAW/GETTY IMAGES FOR OMEGA, 2012 FILE PHOTO
  • Ezra Shaw/Getty Images for Omega, 2012 file photo
  • The Luna Rossa team, shown here competing in October 2012, say it still wants to compete in the upcoming America's Cup races, but the entry's owner wants new safety measures after a fatal capsizing this month.

The owner of the Italian entry in the America's Cup says his boat will compete this summer, but sought new safety measures after the death of a sailor on a training run last week.

Luna Rossa owner Patrizio Bertelli announced at a press conference at his team's Alameda headquarters Thursday that he wanted races canceled if winds on the San Francisco Bay were deemed too dangerous.

Luna Rossa's entry was thrown into doubt after Artemis Racing's boat capsized and trapped Andrew "Bart" Simpson under the wreckage under water for more than 10 minutes on May 9. Bertelli told European media last week that he was concerned with the safety of the high-tech boats specially built for the America's Cup Race.

Racing begins July 4 on San Francisco Bay.

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