Andrew Simpson (1976-2013)
Andrew'Bart' Simpson died in the capsize of the Artemis Racing AC72 on May 9, 2013
His service will be held on Friday May 31 in Sherborne Abbey, UK, followed by a celebration of his life at Sherborne Castle.
The Dorset town of Sherborne is 30 miles from Weymouth & Portland where, last summer, Andrew won the second of his two Olympic medals in the two-man Star class keelboat alongside friend and fellow Artemis Racing sailor Iain Percy.
A sailing charity is being established for children in Andrew's name. Donations can be made now through:
Lloyds TSB Bank
Account No: 00965801
IBAN: GB82 LOYD 3090 9200 9658 01
Account Name: Peter Jackson Funeral Services Charity
For top international sailing correspondent Bob Fisher's reflections on Andrew Simpson http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109345!click_here
At what proved to be his last hurray - Andrew "Bart" Simpson (1976-2013) pictured at the Medalists’ Media Conference 2012 Olympics