About the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Now in its fifth year, the Andrew Simpson Foundation honours the life and legacy of an Olympic sailor Andrew "Bart" Simpson who was passionate about encouraging and helping others to fulfil their aims.

Everything the Foundation does is driven by the belief that all young people have the ability to succeed, and even excel, if they are inspired and given the chance to grow and achieve and aims to continously increase and inspire participation in sailing, improving the lives of young people.

Focusing on disadvantaged young people, the Foundation uses sailing as a means to develop their life skills and capabilities.

Visit andrewsimpsonfoundation.org

Bart’s Bash

A global sailing event taking place on September 16th



Commissioning Research into the benefits of sailing

Sailing Programmes

Delivering 7 community sailing programmes aimed at working with disadvantaged young people, currently at 3 locations in the UK

Training Grants

Providing Training Grants to volunteers, enabling young people to access a career in the industry and help introduce new people to the sport

Offering Grants

Offering Grants providing likeminded sailing charities, not-for-profit organisations and clubs with both practical and financial support

increasing participation : improving lives

All proceeds from the entry fee go back into the Foundation to enable us to continue to increase participation and improve lives through all of our 5 Key Charitable Activities: Bart’s Bash, Research, Community Sailing Programmes, Volunteer Training and Grants.

Can you help support us? Text RIDE46 plus the amount you'd like to donate to 70070 or visit the Just Giving page via the donation button below, it really makes a difference.


Covers the cost of one Discover Sailing Session for one young person

Supports the running of one term of Sailing Club or Race Club

Gives one aspiring Young Leader the chance to access our year-long programme

Pays for one block of 6 sessions of Aiming high for 10 young people

Allows 40 young people to benefit from the Sail Fit programme