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Safety probe after Briton killed at AmCup

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America's Cup organizers announced a full probe Friday into the capsizing of a catamaran that killed British Olympic champion Andrew Simpson, casting a pall over yachting's biggest race. 

The bottom of the Artemis Racing AC-72 catamaran is seen in the water at Hangar 3 at Treasure Island on May 9, 2013 in San Francisco, California. America's Cup bosses announced Friday a probe into why the AC72 yacht on which Briton Andrew Simpson died "nose-dived" into the water, and said other AC72 boats will not train until next week.

The high-speed AC72 "nose-dived" into the San Francisco Bay while performing a relatively common maneuver in normal conditions, they said after Thursday's tragedy during training for the 34th America's Cup in September.

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