Emirates Team New Zealand races ahead of Oracle Team USA in front of Alcatraz Island during the America’s Cup finals in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images.

Craig Monk, a mountain of a mariner, remembers his first year in charge of physical training for an America’s Cup team. It was 1995 and Monk – all 280(...)

 British 2008 Olympic sailing gold medalist Andrew Simpson was killed when Sweden’s America’s Cup entry, the catamaran Artemis, capsized  on a training run  in San Francisco Bay. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images.

America’s Cup bosses have promised a full investigation into the accident in which British Olympic gold medal winner Andrew Simpson died. Simps(...)