Agence France-PresseMay 12, 2013 17:01
British yachting great Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor, joined the sailing community on Friday in mourning the death of Andrew Simpson in an accident on San Francisco Bay.
"This is such a tragedy," Ainslie said in a statement that was posted on his website. "Andrew was such a wonderful husband, father, friend and one of the nicest people you would ever meet."
Ainslie, who received a knighthood in March, won four Olympic gold medals and multiple sailing world titles before calling time on his Olympic career in November.