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OLYMPIC SAILOR ANDREW SIMPSON remembered with WORLD RECORD BID BREAKING NEWS 2014

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For more latest and breaking news headlines... SUBSCRIBE: - https://www.youtube.com/user/BBCWorldNews111 OLYMPIC SAILOR ANDREW SIMPSON remembered with WORLD RECORD BID BREAKING NEWS 2014 TAGS Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson remembered with world record bid Thousands of sailors are expected to set the record for the largest sailing race in the world - in memory of a British Olympic champion sailor. The inaugural Bart's Bash, organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, will involve more than 14,000 sailors, from 750 clubs in 65 countries. The event is in memory of Andrew "Bart" Simpson, who was killed while training for the America's Cup in May 2013. Races will take place globally between 0:00 and 23:59 GMT on Sunday. Father of two Simpson, who lived with his wife Leah and sons Freddie and Hamish in Sherborne, Dorset, won Olympic gold at Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012. Nearly £120,000 has been raised by the fundraiser so far for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, which was set up in his name by fellow sailors Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy, Simpson's widow and sister Amanda to support youth sailing. Ainslie will race at the Queen Mary Sailing Club at the Queen Mary Reservoir in Ashford, Middlesex, and Simpson's teammate Percy will race at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre in Weymouth, Dorset. A total of 471 clubs in the UK are taking part in the simultaneous races at various venues. Among other events are races at the Southampton Boat Show in Hampshire, at the Clipper Race Yacht Club in Gosport, Hampshire, and one starting at Port St Mary in the Isle of Man. abc breaking news, bbc, bbc football, bbc iplayer, bbc news, bbc news america, bbc persian, bbc sport, bbc weather, bbc world news, breaking celebrity news, breaking election news, breaking late news, breaking local news, breaking music news, breaking news, breaking news alerts, breaking news canada, breaking news headlines, breaking news in atlanta, breaking news in nigeria, breaking news india, breaking news pensacola florida, breaking news plane crash, breaking news story, breaking sports news, business expensive news home media world, christian world news, cnn, cnn breaking news, cnn money, cnn news, cnn news breaking news, cnn news world, detroit breaking news, global news, headline, headline news, health care technology news, hot latest global news, internet technology news, las vegas breaking news, latest breaking news, latest celebrity news, latest information technology news, latest music news, latest news, latest news headlines, latest news update, latest sports news, live breaking news, local breaking news, local news today, msn breaking news, nbc breaking news, nbc world news, news of the world, news report us world, news today news, news updated daily, solar technology news, sports news today, technology news, the latest news, today news, us news and world, us news and world report, us news and world report magazine, us news and world report web site, us news world report, world news, world news daily, world news headlines