Sailing News

A Tribute to Andrew “Bart” Simpson

Andrew “Bart” Simpson, a British double Olympic medalist, died on May 9, 2013 when the Artemis Racing AC72 catamaran capsized on San Francisco Bay while training for the 34th America’s Cup challenge.  Simpson was one of the 11-man crew aboard.  In addition to his sailing talent, he is described by those that knew him in the sailing community have been one of…
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The Passing of a Master

Heinz Gebauer died of a heart attack on January 17, 2013 at the age of 80, after working out at the gym that day and after having gone out for dinner that evening.  Heinz was an icon of Laser Masters sailing:  A former Laser Masters World Champion, a constant participant in the races held at the Water Rats Sailing Club…
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