British Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson was killed in a tragic accident yesterday when the catamaran he was sailing on capsized during training for the America’s Cup in San Francisco bay.
Andrew (Bart) and Iain Percy ran an amazing laser training weekend at Ballyholme Yacht Club a few years ago, which I was lucky enough to attend. It was so windy, I spent most of the weekend in the coach boat with Iain Percy, laughing at Andrew as he led the rest of the laser fleet in a merry dance around the bay. A genuinely great guy.
BBC Sport – Andrew Simpson: Tributes for Olympic sailor killed in accident.