Andrew Simpson Foundation : The Sailing Charity Expanding horizons : Improving young lives

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and registered charity in England & Wales No 1153060. Registered Address: Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, Osprey Quay, Portland, DT5 1SA Company No. 08595862

Andrew Simpson Foundation 

The registered charity 'Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation' now also referred to as the 'Andrew Simpson Foundation : The Sailing Charity', was set up in memory of, and inspired by the Olympic sailing Gold medallist, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson. The Founding Trustees are Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew's wife Leah. A yearly grant-giving process from the charity offers a wide range of support, both financial and/or practical to not-for-profit sailing initiatives and related organisations around the world. 


Bart's Bash

17-18 September 2017

Bart's Bash, launched in 2014, is the world's largest sailing event that is run by sailing clubs, community sailing programmes, sail training centres, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets and even groups of sailors, all around the world. The main aims of the event are to increase international awareness of participation in sailing, and to raise funds for the Andrew Simpson Foundation to help support a range of sustainable projects, using sailing and watersports to improve the lives of children and young people globally. 



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 Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is a company limited by guarantee 

and registered charity in England & Wales No 1153060

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