'Bart's Bash' race in honour of sailor Simpson

Plans have been unveiled to host the world's largest sailing race in tribute to Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson after he died in May.

Sailing event 'Bart's Bash' in honour of Andrew Simpson

The race is in honour of the sailor Andrew 'Bart' Simpson Credit: PA

Plans to host a large-scale sailing event in tribute to Dorset sailor Andrew 'Bart' Simpson has been unveiled today.

The event has been named 'Bart's Bash' in honour of the olympic sailor who died in May while training for the America's Cup.

The race is due to coincide with what would have been Simpson's 37th birthday on 21st September 2014.

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