A man has appeared in a Bermuda court charged over the death of a Kiwi tourist who died in a boat accident during the America's Cup yacht races.

Christchurch grandmother Mary Elizabeth McKee, 62, died in the accident at Hamilton Harbour on June 1 this year. Her 69-year-old husband Arthur was seriously injured. Another British man was also injured.

Media on the small island territory are reporting that 26-year-old local man, Andrew Lake has appeared in court accused of killing McKee by driving a boat dangerously.

Lake is also charged with causing actual bodily harm to Arthur McKee and Charlie Watson, according to the Royal Gazette, Bermuda's only daily newspaper.

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The case was adjourned without plea until December.

The Royal Gazette reports that Lake was released on $70,000 bail with conditions to surrender his passport and to report to a local police station once a week.