Andrew Simpson: Olympic sailor's 'Bart's Bash' logo shortlist shown
- 24 January 2014
- From the section Dorset
A shortlist of logo designs created for a race to be held in memory of Olympic sailing gold medallist Andrew Simpson has been revealed by organisers.
The ten works were chosen from 100 logos submitted for Bart's Bash, a dinghy race being held simultaneously at UK sailing clubs on 21 September.
Simpson, from Sherborne in Dorset, was killed while training for the America's Cup in San Francisco Bay on 9 May.
A vote on Facebook to decide the top three designs is open until Saturday.
After voting closes at midnight on Saturday, the top three will then be put before the trustees of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF), who will decide on an overall winner.
An ASSF spokesperson said entries had come from "a broad field, including professional graphic designers, adults and children as young as five."
Nicknamed Bart, Simpson won Olympic gold at Beijing 2008 and silver at London 2012.
He died after becoming trapped under an AC72 catamaran when it nosedived, capsized and broke into pieces while training with Artemis Racing.
The medical examiner's report, released in California, said he suffered multiple blows to his head and body.
The foundation was set up in his name by his widow Leah, sister Amanda, and fellow sailors Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy, with the aim of supporting youth sailing.
More than 250 sailing clubs have so far entered the Bart's Bash race, which will see an estimated 10,000 sailors take to the water.