A verdict of accidental death has been recorded at the inquest of Dorset sailor Andrew Simpson, who died during training for the America's Cup a year ago.
The Olympic gold medallist became trapped under the hull of his catamaran off San Francisco.
The inquest is taking place into the death of Olympic gold medallist Andrew Simpson from Dorset.
The sailor, known as Bart, drowned while training for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay last year.
A foundation has been established in his name to encourage young sailors and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation was opened, with the help of his young sons, on Portland earlier this month.
The Cornish sailor Ben Ainslie has helped launch a new sailing foundation in memory of his fellow Olympian Andrew Simpson, on the first anniversary of his death.
The four-time Olympic gold medallist joined friends and family of Andrew at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. Sally Simmonds reports.
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre has officially opened in Weymouth today.
It was launched at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, with close friends Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy OBE along with Paul Godison and Andrew's children cutting the red ribbon.
The centre hopes to deliver sailing tuition right through to advanced race coaching for all age groups.
Ben Ainslie said, "Today is a very poignant day, but also a really exciting one to be opening the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre. It's fantastic to see what has been achieved in such a short space of time: and I'm sure the great man would be very proud."
A post mortem report has revealed that the Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson from Sherborne in Dorset died from blunt trauma with drowning.
Mr Simpson won a silver medal at the Olympics last year.
He was killed while training for the America's Cup in San Francisco in May.
The city's Chief Medical Examiner found extensive bruises to his head and neck.
The boat he was on broke in two and capsized. He was trapped beneath the wreckage.
A foundation set up memory of a British sailor who died when a catamaran he was on capsized, is being launched today. Olympic gold medalist Andrew Simpson from Sherborne in Dorset was training for the Americas Cup in May in San Francisco Bay when the accident happened.
Founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation will work to honour Andrew’s life and legacy by encouraging youngsters into sailing and to enjoy the water as much as he did.
At grassroots level it will encourage children to visit their local sailing clubs and ‘give it a try’ by providing equipment and coaching, with support from Olympic medalist regional mentors.
The funeral has taken place of the Olympic Gold medal-winning sailor Andrew Simpson. Some of the best known names in the sport were there to pay tribute to him - among them Sir Ben Ainslie.
Nicknamed 'Bart', Andrew Simpson lived in Sherborne in Dorset with his wife and two children. He drowned when a catamaran he was racing in California capsized earlier this month.
The funeral of Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson is taking place in his home town in Dorset.
The 36-year-old died after his yacht capsized off the Californian coast earlier this month.
A service at Sherborne Abbey will be followed by a celebration of Andrew's life at the town's castle.
Sherborne has been dressed with red, white and blue bunting as it bids farewell to one of its greatest sporting heroes.