Name: Andrew Simpson

Date of birth: 07 December 1976

Star sign: Sagittarius

Place of birth: Chertsey

Current hometown: Sherborne

Nickname: Bart

First boat sailed and where? Sea fly with dad age 5

Who got you into sailing? My parents

Favourite boat? FINN

Biggest influence in your career to date? My dad

My worst moment (sailing)? Not going to youth worlds 1993

My best moment (sailing)? Olympic games 2008

Best sailing venue in the UK? Mounts bay

Best sailing venue in the World? Arlie Beach Austraila

If you werent a professional sailor what else would you be? Finaince

How do you progress from a club sailor to an Olympic class sailor? Sail harder

What are your greatest passions outside of sailing? Spurs, my wife, family and friends

Has injury ever prevented you from sailing? Yes, had bad knees when I was young

Most expensive sailing accident? Team Germany bringing down our mast in 2007 americas cup

Football club you support? Spurs

Do you actively go and see them? Yes I go when I can

Do you follow any other sports? All sports!

Any heroes? Iain Botham

What other sports do you play? Not many now, I used to play football badly.

Do you have any lucky charms or rituals? I listen to certain music tracks before races

Whats your greatest fear or phobia? Heights

If you had a theme song what would it be? The Rocky theme song

Favourite reality show and would you go on it? No, they are all terrible!

Name 3 things that are always in your shopping trolley? Red meat, tomatoes, cider

What was the last book you read? Micheal Phelps autobiography

What makes you angry? Making stupid errors

Dream holiday? My honeymoon

What's better about football than sailing? The money!

Where do you keep your Olympic medals? I can't say