The Artemis Racing vessel after the accident in San Francisco Bay
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Andrew 'Bart' Simpson: Inquest rules death was accidental

The death of Olympic sailing gold medallist Andrew Simpson was accidental, a coroner has ruled.

Known as Bart, the 36-year-old, from Sherborne in Dorset, was killed in San Francisco Bay on 9 May 2013.

The inquest in Bournemouth heard the father-of-two died while training for the America's Cup with Artemis Racing.

He was one of 11 people on board the AC72 catamaran when he became trapped underneath it, after it capsized and broke into pieces.

  • 22 May 2014
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