America's Cup to go ahead

The America's Cup will go ahead this year despite the death of the Dorset based Olympian Andrew Simpson.

The 36-year-old sailor died after being trapped under water when his Artemis yacht capsized and broke up last Thursday.

Race organisers announced on Wednesday they had appointed a review committee to look into the tragedy.

The 34th America's Cup is set to begin on September the 7th in San Francisco Bay.

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Funeral of Olympic sailor

The funeral of Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson will take place in his home town of Sherborne in Dorset. The 36-year-old died after his yacht capsized off the Californian coast earlier this month. He was training for the America's Cup.