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.
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*