San Francisco, 9th May 2013 - We are devastated to confirm the death of Olympic gold and silver medallist Andrew Simpson after a training accident involving his Artemis Racing AC72 boat in San Francisco today.
Simpson became trapped underneath the boat and despite attempts to revive him, by doctors afloat and subsequently ashore, his life was lost.
David Tyler, Managing Director "Andrew was a dedicated husband and father, a brilliant sailor, and a great friend. We are all still in shock after this tragic loss and our thoughts are with his family. He will be dearly missed."