Improving lives

The Foundation honours the life and legacy of a sailor who was passionate about encouraging and helping others... more

Our key activities

What we do

The Foundation's overarching objective is to increase sailing participation and improve the lives of young people through sailing. more

Bart's Bash - Join the Fun

15th-16th Sept

Bart's Bash is the World's Largest Sailing Event. In 2018, we are aiming to break our current Guinness World Record. more

About our grants

Our grants

We have already supported in excess of 20 projects with funds totalling more than £250,000. Each project supports... more

Support the Foundation

Bike 4 Bart

A brand-new and unique cycling event taking place in Dorset on Sunday 2nd September in aid of the Andrew Simpson Foundation. more

Sail on Bart - Issue 3

Latest news

1st Nov 2018 Due to demand, the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres have launched a new class-specific performance training programme to provide young people with the opportunities to access affordable, high-level sail training in Optimists, Lasers, RS Fevas, 420s and BIC Technos more

21st Sep 2018 The RYA and the ASF have a shared vision of increasing youth participation in sailing. Recognising that volunteers are a key element to this, they have formed a partnership to support Volunteer Instructor Training across the UK through the RYA OnBoard programme. more

19th Sep 2018 On the eve of the final regatta of the season the 52 SUPER SERIES family turned out in force in Valencia to honour friend, colleague and former crew Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson on the occasion of the 5th Bart’s Bash. more

16th Jul 2018 Wightlink has teamed up with the Andrew Simpson Foundation’s Watersports Centre in Langstone Harbour to provide 500 young people aged 12 and 13 years from Portsmouth schools with the opportunity to experience sailing for themselves. more