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Andrew 'Bart' Simpson funeral

Family, friends and fellow sporting champions have gathered today in a final farewell to Olympic sailing gold medallist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson.

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Sister: Extremely proud of Andrew's achievements

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.

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.

– Amanda Simpson, Andrew Simpson's sister

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