Andrew Simpson

Andrew Simpson

Sailing

  • Event Star
  • Date of Birth 17/12/1976
  • Born Chertsey, Surrey

BIOGRAPHY

Initially starting in the Laser, Andrew Simpson plugged away for many years behind Iain Percy and Ben Ainslie in the Finn before teaming up with Iain in 2007 in the Star class and the duo won World Championship bronze to suggest their fledgling partnership showed promise.

A year later Andrew and Iain won Olympic gold in the Star class at Beijing 2008 in a dramatic medal race in Qingdao and ‘Bart’ was awarded with an MBE. The pair returned four years later at London 2012, winning silver.

Andrew tragically died in May of the following year after an accident in San Francisco Bay during America's Cup training with the Swedish Artemis Racing team. 

Medal Record

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