Yacht tragedy kills Simpson

OLYMPIC champion Andrew Simpson, 36, has died after a catamaran capsized during an America’s Cup training session in San Francisco Bay.

Simpson, part of skipper Iain Percy’s triumphant crew in Beijing in 2008, was one of 11 aboard Artemis Racing’s 72ft catamaran, which capsized leaving him trapped underneath.

Simpson and one other sailor were brought to shore where paramedics performed CPR.
The second sailor’s injuries are not life-threatening.