Yesterday, tragedy hit the sporting world after Olympic hero and Gold medalist Andrew Simpson capsized in San Francisco.
|Gold rush: Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson celebrate winning at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008|
|Sticking together: Percy and Simpson were team-mates in Beijing and London|
|Dream team: Percy and Simpson won medals at two Olympic Games|
|Sailing to sucess: Percy and Simpson with Gold medal winner Ben Ainslie|
|Out on the water: Prime Minister David Cameron talks with Finn class gold medallist Ben Ainslie and Simpson during the London Games|
|Simpson after receiving his OBE in 2009 at Buckingham Palace|
|Accident: The capsized Artemis catamaran, a 72-foot America's Cup entry from Sweden, is towed past Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay|
The team’s CEO Paul Cayard said: ‘The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened. Our heartfelt condolences are with Andrew’s wife and family.
Cayard held a short press conference, but did not elaborate on the cause of the tragedy.
He said: 'We had a tragic day today on the bay. Our thoughts are with Andrew Simpson’s wife and kids and also with the rest of the team. This is a shocking experience to go through.
'We have a lot to deal with in the next few days. The boat is under control but it is not the first of our concerns. We are focused on the people. We will give more information when we are able to.'
|Rescue attempt: Coastguards attend to the scene of where the Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran capsized|
She said another sailor suffered minor injuries.
|Luke Patience, Simpson with son Freddie and Ainslie on an open top bus tour of Weymouth and Portland|
Olympic silver medallist windsurfer Nick Dempsey said via his Twitter account 'Going to miss you Bart', while Luke Patience, who took silver in the men's 470 class at London 2012, said: 'Devastated. Bart, you are a true inspiration.'
|Simpson and life Leah|