Case studies

The Foundation focuses on improving the lives of young people through sailing.

We love to hear from each of the projects we support with their individual case studies that show how lives have been impacted by introducing sailing into the equation.

In sharing your own positive experiences and, importantly, the results of your efforts with us, this will in turn help encourage and motivate others who are considering applying for a grant to support a sailing programme in their community.

Charlie Stannard

Charlie Stannard

Charlie was one of two finalists and winners of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Clipper Race Competition that took place in 2015. Charlie, who was nominated for the competition by Steve Mitchell, RYA Regional Development Officer more

Heather Thomas

Heather Thomas

Heather Thomas is one of two Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Clipper Race finalists that will be taking part in leg 6 of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Heather, who was nominated for the opportunity by Otley Sailing Club more

Chelsea Williams

Chelsea Williams

Chelsea was aged 7 when she started sailing and very quickly fell in love with the sport. Her passion for sailing grew as she grew, but it was when she took part in Bart’s Bash 2014 that her love for the sport was cemented forever. Chelsea was very keen more

Siya's Story

Siya's Story

The township children who sail at Garden Route Sailing come from a world where daily food is not guaranteed, where “home” is made of tin, the size of a modern bathroom is shared with five other family members and where there is no running water more

Jack Dignan

Jack Dignan

Jack was born with a condition called Micropthalmia in his left eye, which meant that it was not sufficiently developed at the time he was born, and so has never been able to see out of this eye. As a result of this condition, he has been involved in the charity known more