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 Sort: 30-90-92 Account No: 00965801 BIC: LOYDGB21343 IBAN: GB82 LOYD 3090 9200 9658 01 Account Name: Peter Jackson Funeral Services Charity
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For top international sailing correspondent Bob Fisher's reflections on Andrew Simpson click here
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