01 June 2013

Andrew 'Bart' Simpson 1976 - 2013 (video)

Andrew 'Bart' Simpson 1976 - 2013 (video): A tribute to Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. The service held on Friday May 31 in Sherborne Abbey, UK, followed by a celebration of his life at Sherborne Castle.  The Dorset town of Sherborne is 30 miles from Weymouth & Portland where, last summer, Andrew won the second of his two Olympic medals in the two-man Star class keelboat alongside friend and fellow Artemis Racing sailor Iain Percy. A sailing charity is being established for children in Andrew's name. Donations can be made now through:
Lloyds TSB Bank
Sort: 30-90-92
Account No: 00965801
IBAN: GB82 LOYD 3090 9200 9658 01
Account Name: Peter Jackson Funeral Services Charity
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Sailing champion was 'a friend to all'
Daily Echo
Sir Ben Ainslie paid a poignant tribute to Olympic sailing gold medallist Andrew ''Bart'' Simpson today. The four-time Olympic sailing champion spoke outside Sherborne Abbey ahead of Simpson's funeral, and described the father-of-two as ''a friend to ...

Weather set fair for sailing extravaganza
Isle of Wight County Press
LIGHT winds and blue skies are expected to greet the 1,460 boats taking part in one of the most famous sailing races of the year tomorrow (Saturday) — the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Unlike last year, when the fleet battled ...

Isle of Wight County Press

more info: http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk

Skippers prepare for Round the Island battle
Portsmouth News
The enduring appeal of the JP Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is to be found in the huge diversity of yachts taking part. Since the first race around the Isle of Wight in 1931, with a modest 25 competitors on the start line, the event has ...

Life on the Island: Big wind-related news from across Alameda - San Jose Mercury News: "Sailor Gary Jobson, the tactician who helped Ted Turner win the America's Cup in 1976 and now serves as a commentator on the sport, spoke to about 130 members of the Alameda-based Oakland Yacht Club and guests May 18. In addition to sharing his love of the sailboat racing and some history, Jobson also gave his opinions on the upcoming 34th America's Cup races. . . . The America's Cup commentator, who will be working with ESPN and NBC during the races, said he loves being out on the water to watch the action. But Jobson believes the TV cameras will do an excellent job sharing the sounds and sensational activity of this Bay Area sporting event, set to run from July 4 through Sept. 21."

Sailing - New Zealand spurns big rule changes as it preps for America's Cup
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Grant Dalton, managing director of Emirates Team New Zealand, told Reuters on Thursday that he supported new safety rules put forward last week by event organizers. But he dismissed suggestions by some sailors, including members of the Artemis Racing ...

Sailing European Rivers on the Scenic Crystal
About - News & Issues
I sailed a section of the Rhine River on the ship and enjoyed the entire experience, especially the spacious cabins with their innovative balconies that can be transformed into a cozy sun room with the flip of a switch. Even Americans who have taken a ...

Norwalk Sailing School turns 50 and rebuilds after Superstorm Sandy
The Hour
The Norwalk Sailing School is still in need of small sailboats, sails, spars, windsurfing gear and PFD's that were all lost in Sandy. Anyone who has equipment laying around their yards and are willing to donate equipment can receive a tax deductible ...

Sailing into Summer
Gloucester Daily Times
Whether you're here on a week's vacation, here for the summer, stopping by for a day or two — or whether you're lucky enough to live here year-round —you're about to sail into a lively summer season, from our beaches and classic coastline to our ...

Sailing and Impressionist art at SF's Legion of Honor
KTVU San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is opening an exhibition titled 'Impressionists on the Water', which is deeply tied to the physical and cultural landscape of the Bay Area. Impressionists on the Water has been organized in conjunction with ...

Saundersfoot Sailing Club
Tenby Observer
The 40th Coppet Week got off to a brilliant start with the registration of 65 boats in 30 different classes. This event attracts a huge range of sailors from relative novices, normal club sailors, class and European champions right up to world ...

Gorgeous Sailing For Aldo Alessio Regatta
J/Sailing News (blog)
(San Francisco, CA)- It was nearly perfect, classic San Francisco Bay sailing conditions for the weekend. A bit of fog in the morning, clearing soon after everyone had their first cup of coffee, then turning into gorgeous sunny weather with a solid ...

J/Sailing News (blog)

Tenby Sailing Club
Tenby Observer
The wind was too strong at first, but abated to allow the best sailors on the water. The racing group had a fine sail coping with the conditions. Bethan particularly enjoyed her time on the trapeze of Carwyn's 420. The beginners had more tuition ashore.

Tenby Observer

Around the sailing clubs, Friday, May 31
Isle of Wight County Press
AGAINST the odds, seven starts were held in a light Westerly which later became a light Northerly. As the ebb tide built, even the mighty Dragonfly found it difficult to make progress in mid-Solent but eventually finished the shortened course. Other ...

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