Sailing community pays tribute to 'true legend'

Members of the sailing community have paid tribute to Andrew Simpson today.

The British Sonar Sailing Team describing him as "a true sailing legend".


Devastated by the news from Artemis racing... Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bart's family and team, a true sailing legend...


A tremendously sad day for the sport of sailing. Our thoughts are with the family of Olympic Champion Andrew Simpson, and Artemis Racing.


This is terrible. Andrew "Bart" Simpson was one of the nicest guys in sailing. My thoughts are with his family. RIP.


British gold Olympic sailor dies

British Olympic champion Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, who won a gold medal at the 2008 games and a silver in 2012, has died after his yacht capsized off the California coast during training for the America's Cup race.