Tragedy:British Olympic Sailing Hero Andrew Simpson Dies During Training


Tributes have been paid to British Olympic sailing hero Andrew Simpson, who has died after his yacht capsized during training for the America’s Cup race.

The 36-year-old, nicknamed ‘Bart’, was trapped under the 72-foot catamaran in a training accident on the Artemis catamaran in San Francisco Bay, California.

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A statement from Sir Ben Ainslie’s Oracle team read: “Today is a sad day for all of us in the sailing community. Andrew Simpson was a great person, a terrific sailor, and a good friend to all of our team.

“Our thoughts are with his family and the entire Artemis team. He will be dearly missed”.

RIP Andrew…you made Britain proud *sad*