11 April 2014

New sailing centre in honor of Andrew "Bart" Simpson (video)



Above is a video tribute to Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. 
A new sailing centre will be set up in Dorset in honor of Andrew Simpson, the Olympic gold medalist who died while training for the Americas Cup.

Sailing centre to open in memory of Andrew Simpson | Blackmore Vale Magazine: ".... The ASSF was founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah to honour his life and legacy. The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, based in Andrew’s home county of Dorset, will act as a hub for all of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s activities, helping the Foundation fulfil its charitable objectives. The RYA accredited Centre will open in May and offer a range of sailing courses for young people, community organisations and adults; including programmes for schools, as well as club sailors....."

2014 Miami Spring Challenge - Melges 32 Event No. 3 on Yacht Scoring - A complete web based regatta administration and yacht scoring program"2014 Miami Spring Challenge - Melges 32 Event No. 3 Coconut Grove Sailing Club Miami, FL, USA April 04 - 06, 2014 - Melges 32 (One Design - 14 Boats):
Place, Yacht Name, Yacht Type, Owner/Skipper, City, State, Country, Results, Total Points
1. Samba Pa Ti, Melges 32, John Kilroy , Los Angeles, CA, USA, 2-6-5-2-6-5-2-[6]; 22
2. Delta, Melges 32, Dalton DeVos , Macatawa, MI, USA, 1-1-8-9-4-10-7-[10]; 30
3. ARGO, Melges 32, Jason Carroll , New York, NY, USA, 5-4-3-13-11-1-6-[13]; 30
4. Hedgehog, Melges 32, Alec Cutler , Pembroke, BER, 7-10-4-3-10-6-1-[10]; 31
5. HH Inga From Sweden, Melges 32, Richard Goransson , Lidingo, Stockholm, SWE, 4-8-10-6-3-2-13-[13]; 33
6. Robertissima , Melges 32, Roberto Tomasini Grinover , Lugano, SUI, 8-5-1-11-1-11-8-[11]; 34
7. Red, Melges 32, Joe Woods , Torquay, Devon, UK, 12-7-6-1-5-8-10-[12]; 37
8. Volpe, Melges 32, Ryan DeVos , Macatawa, MI, USA, 3-11-7-12-9-3-5-[12]; 38
9. ngoni , Melges 32, Tony Buckingham , St Heliers, Jersey, UK, 13-2-2-4-13-12-9-[13]; 42
10. Groovederci, Melges 32, Deneen Demourkas , Santa Barbara, CA, USA, 9-13-11-8-8-7-3-[13]; 46
11. MOMO, Melges 32, Dieter Schoen , St. Moritz, GER, 6-12-12-5-7-4-12-[12]; 46
12. Swing, Melges 32, Keisuke Suzuki , Nishinomiya, Hyogo, JPN, 10-3-9-14-2-13-11-[14]; 48
13. Dark N'Stormy, Melges 32, Edward Tillinghast , New York, NY, USA, 11-9-13-10-12-9-4-[13]; 55
14. Stormvogel, Melges 32, Chris Wientjes , Metairie, LA, USA, 14-14-14-7-14-14-14-[14]; 77" (more info at link above)

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