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Funeral Held Today For Olympic Sailing Gold Medalist

Bart

7:44am 31st May 2013

The funeral of Olympic Sailing Champion Andrew Simpson is being held in his home town of Sherborne today. (31st May)

The service, which  will be conducted by the Reverend Canon Eric Woods, takes place at Sherborne Abbey  at 1pm, followed by a reception at Sherborne Castle.

The 36-year-old who won an Olympic gold medal at Beijing in 2008 - died when his catamaran overturned during training for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay.

He leaves behind a wife and two children.

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