Tuesday, 25 March 2014

34th America's Cup, Iain Percy reflects on the loss of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson and the future safety standards for the 35th America's Cup

From the following article on the Guardian:


Iain Percy: 'My goals changed … all that mattered was to honour Bart'
Double Olympic champion recalls the accident that claimed the life of his sailing partner Andrew 'Bart' Simpson and how the America's Cup may change for the better in his memory.

"Competition is all-consuming and it gives you a break from the issues and problems in your personal life," Iain Percy says as he explains how he has immersed himself in a renewed sporting challenge after struggling to overcome the tragedy which cost the life of Andrew "Bart" Simpson, his best friend and Olympic medal-winning partner, last May. Percy and Simpson were both on the America's Cup boat, Artemis, on a seemingly mild day in the bay around San Francisco, when devastation struck during training.

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