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America's Cup to go ahead

The organisers of the America's Cup have confirmed this year's event will go ahead despite the death of Olympian Andrew Simpson.

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"I cannot believe he is no longer with us" Iain Percy's tribute to his friend, Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson (left) with his sailing partner and close friend, Iain Percy Credit: PA Wire

Iain Percy, long-term friend and Artemis Racing teammate with whom Andrew Simpson won his Olympic Star gold and silver medals, posted the following on his Facebook page tonight:

“Yesterday I lost my closest friend of over twenty five years, the friendliest and kindest man I have ever met. I cannot believe he is no longer with us.

“Now all our thoughts should be with his wife and two amazing boys who meant the world to him. Andrew has more friends than anyone and we will continue to support his family with all our hearts

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