Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew have paid further tribute to close friend Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a day after attending his funeral, as they set a new record in a race around the Isle of Wight.
The group wore black armbands and a ribbon motif with Simpson's name on their back during the Round The Island Race.
Simpson, a double Olympic medal winning sailor, tragically died when his Artemis America's Cup catamaran capsized and broke up in a training accident in San Francisco.
Crowds have gathered for the funeral of the Olympic Gold medalist Andrew Simpson.
The 36-year-old sailor, who lived in Dorset, was killed in an accident while in training for the America's Cup in San Francisco earlier this month.
The funeral is being held at his home town of Sherborne.
Family and friends have gathered today in a final farewell to Olympic sailing gold medallist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson.
Hundreds of mourners - including fellow sporting champions - are attending the service in Simpson's home town of Sherborne in Dorset.
Sir Ben Ainslie paid a poignant tribute to the Olympic sailing gold medallist.
The four-time Olympic sailing champion spoke outside Sherborne Abbey ahead of Simpson's funeral, and described the father-of-two as "a friend to us all".
Simpson, respected at home and abroad as a talented but fierce competitor, was killed while training for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay on May 9.
He died after being trapped under his super fast AC72 catamaran when it nosedived, capsized and broke into pieces while training with Artemis Racing.
The father-of-two won gold alongside Percy at the Beijing 2008 Games and silver at the London 2012 Olympics in the Star discipline.
The sister of Olympic Gold medallist Andrew Simpson, who died in a sailing accident in San Francisco on May 9, said she was "extremely proud of all [Andrew's] achievements".
As many people have told me in the last few weeks Andy has accomplished more in his 36 years than most people do in their lifetime.
We have been deeply moved by all the beautiful tributes received during this immensely sad time.
– Amanda Simpson, Andrew Simpson's sister
Andrews's presence will be greatly missed by our whole family and we look forward to setting up the charity to carry on inspiring grass roots sailing in Andrew's memory.
The funeral of Olympic sailing gold medallist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson will take place today.
Thirty-six-year-old Simpson died after being trapped under his super fast AC72 catamaran when it nosedived, capsized and broke into pieces while training for the America's Cup in San Francisco.
Simpson's hometown of Sherborne has been dressed with red, white and blue bunting as the Dorset town bids farewell to one of its greatest sporting heroes.
The father-of-two won gold alongside his best friend Iain Percy at the Beijing 2008 and silver at the London 2012 Olympics in the Star discipline.
Thirty seven recommendations to increase safety in the America's Cup by sailing experts, following the death of British Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson.
The group, led by regatta director Iain Murray, unveiled proposals nearly two weeks after a training run turned deadly.
Suggestions included quipping crews with body armour, high-visibility helmets, and hands-free breathing apparatus.
Thirty-six-year-old Simpson, nicknamed Bart, died trapped underneath his Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran after the vessel overturned in San Francisco Bay on May 9.
A yachting boss and senior London 2012 executive has pulled out of an honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace today following the death of Olympic gold medal-winning sailor Andrew Simpson.
Sir Keith Mills, the deputy chairman of Locog (London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) was due to be made a Knight Grand Cross - the highest grade of knighthood.
A London 2012 spokesman said: "We are all deeply saddened by the news of Andrew's death and, as a result of this tragic accident, Sir Keith will no longer be attending his investiture at Buckingham Palace today."
Dame Kelly Holmes has paid tribute to sailor Andrew Simpson.
My thoughts go out to Britain's Andrew Simpson,winner of Olympic Gold in 2008,Silver 2012 who died trg for America's Cup in San Francisco.