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17th Jun 2019 Sir Robin Knox Johnston is to take four students from Ark Charter Academy in Portsmouth racing for the first time. Two boys from Year 9 and two girls from Year 7 are to join Sir Robin on board his famous yacht, Suhaili, to take part in the Portsmouth Regatta on the 9th June. more

12th Jun 2019 The Andrew Simpson Foundation is now working on racing development through the centres, this has included breaking down the barriers, offering opportunities for kids to attend class specific training by high level coaches. more

6th Dec 2018 Global yacht charter company, Sunsail has teamed up with sailing charity, the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) to give more children from Portsmouth the chance to get out on the water in 2019. more

26th Nov 2018 In 2017, the Andrew Simpson Foundation distributed more than £20,000 worth of Crewsaver marine safety equipment. more

23rd Nov 2018 Building on the success of this year’s inaugural Bike4Bart event, the Andrew Simpson Foundation are taking their annual Cyclosportive to the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Portsmouth, located to the North East of the city, for 2019. more

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

24th Jun 2018 The Silicon Cup is delighted to announce that they have selected the Andrew Simpson Foundation, a sailing charity set up in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson as one of their official charities for the 2018 Silicon Cup. more

11th May 2018 Bart’s Bash, the world’s largest sailing event, is announcing that participating sailing clubs in 2018 will have the opportunity to raise funds for their own sailing projects, using the Bart’s Bash event as a fundraising platform. more

7th Mar 2018 Bike4Bart will take place on Sunday 2nd September 2018 from Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Dorset. more

6th Feb 2018 The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) is delighted to announce that from April 1st 2018, they will be opening a new not-for-profit sailing and watersports centre based at Campione del Garda more

12th Dec 2017 The Star Sailors League is delighted to announce that they have selected the Andrew Simpson Foundation as their official charity in 2018. more

1st Dec 2017 The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) is delighted to announce the opening of a new Watersports Centre in Reading. ASWC Reading will offer a variety of more

21st Nov 2017 The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) and Portsmouth Sail Training Trust (PSTT) have come together to help grow and develop a programme aimed at raising the aspirations of young people in Portsmouth. more

1st Nov 2017 As of Wednesday 1st November 2017, the Portsmouth City Council (PCC) owned facility, Portsmouth Watersports Centre will be operated by the Andrew Simpson Foundation and renamed as the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre - Portsmouth (ASWC - Portsmouth). more

10th Oct 2017 A grant from the Andrew Simpson Foundation has enabled 10 local young people (aged 16-25) on the Island of Antigua to undertake the RYA Dinghy Instructor Course.  All 10 successfully passed. more

16th Sep 2017 The fourth year of the world's largest sailing event, Bart's Bash, got off to a terrific start in New Zealand at the Whangaruru Sailing Club in Oakura Bay, New Zealand as sailing and yacht clubs around the world were gearing up to run their own Bart's Bash races. more

8th Sep 2017 The Andrew Simpson Foundation & Bart's Bash (16-17th September) unite in this time of crisis to provide aid for rebuilding grassroots sailing programmes & communities affected by Hurricane Irma. more

2nd Aug 2017 The official charity of Lendy Cowes Week, the Andrew Simpson Foundation, today introduced seven of their new Youth Ambassadors. Drew Gibson, Abi Clarke, Cameron Tweedle, Callum Dixon, Catherine Hunt, Edward Higson and Anthony Pinke will each play a vital role in inspiring more young people into the sport and promoting the Foundation's key activities in their individual sailing clubs and regions. more

31st Jul 2017 Today the Lendy Cowes Week spotlight shone brightly on the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) with the day being officially designated Charity Day and with Founding Trustee and America's Cup sailor Iain Percy OBE in Cowes to fly the FUNdraising flag. more

26th Jul 2017 The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) is delighted to announce that Lendy – The Property Platform has generously agreed to support the ASF Discover Sailing programme, being run daily throughout Lendy Cowes Week. more

17th Jul 2017 The Andrew Simpson Foundation, the UK-based Sailing Charity with a global reach, sits at the epicentre of the unique annual sailing event, the biggest sailing event in the world, Bart's Bash, which this year takes place over the weekend of 16-17 September. more

14th Jul 2017 The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) is providing ‘Discover Sailing’ and ASF Sailing Club sessions to young people aged 9-13 years through the Portsmouth Sailing Project this August. The sailing sessions are aimed at young people from the community of Portsmouth, with a focus on those from disadvantaged backgrounds. more

14th Jun 2017 Congratulations to Ian, Hamish, Anna, Niamh, Alastair and Finlay who have all achieved their RYA Dinghy Instructor Certificates whilst taking part in a training course at Loch Tummel Sailing Club, Pitlochry, Scotland this week. more

12th Jun 2017 The Andrew Simpson Foundation : The Sailing Charity Delivering a host of FUNdraising, Educational & Inspirational activities at Lendy Cowes Week (29 July - 5 August) more

7th Jun 2017 To help support funding of its broad-reaching initiatives such as the Portsmouth Sailing Project for example, plus grant funding for volunteer instructor training, the Foundation has today launched ticket sales for its exclusive "Friends of the Foundation" lunch more

10th May 2017 Crewsaver has today announced the renewal of its partnership with the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF). Extended for an additional three years more

27th Feb 2017 The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) and Bart's Bash team is back at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show for a third year and with a fabulous line-up of fun activities more

16th Feb 2017 It will not have escaped many people's notice that 2017 is the year of the America's Cup in Bermuda, a much-anticipated sporting event of global interest and of special significance more

5th Dec 2016 Cowes Week Limited (CWL) is delighted to announce that, following an extensive evaluation process, they have selected the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) as the official event charity for Cowes Week for 2017. more

6th Oct 2016 The Foundation has released details of its third round of grants to support disabled sailing across the world. Following on from the successful Bart's Bash sailing event, the funds raised can now be used to support ongoing sailing projects for those with disabilities. The application form can be downloaded here assf-grant-round-3 more

20th Sep 2016 Bart's Bash 2016, the mass participation and fundraising sailing event held last weekend (17-18 September) in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF), has been voted a resounding success by organisers and participants alike, especially in terms of expanding the interest in disabled sailing and extending this unique event's reach around the world. more

18th Sep 2016 It’s like waiting for the first guests to turn up to your party. You have put days, weeks, months of your time into planning and preparation and then finally the day comes. It’s Bart’s Bash 2016, and organisers need to have no concerns! more

17th Sep 2016 Brunei's Bash has the accolade of being first across the start line as weather gods scupper NZ hopes...for now! more

16th Sep 2016 Thousands of sailors across the world are poised to take part in the third annual Bart's Bash, a global sailing event being held this weekend in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF). more

9th Aug 2016 8 girls from the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) have spent the day sailing on board an M32 Catamaran with some of the female sailors from The Magenta Project. more

4th Jul 2016 On Thursday 21st July, ahead of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth, all six America’s Cup teams will be holding a Pro-Am event on the Solent in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF). more

26th May 2016 The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) will be working together with an aim to use this year’s Bart’s Bash to increase participation in sailing more

20th May 2016 Today HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Land Rover BAR headquarters in Portsmouth, home of the America’s Cup team more

16th May 2016 World Sailing, the governing body of the sport, has joined forces with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, offering official support and promotion to Bart’s Bash. more

5th May 2016 The 1851 Trust, the official charity of Land Rover BAR and the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth, in partnership with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation more

26th Apr 2016 Blackmore Vale Lions present a cheque for £1,500 to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, the charity set up in memory of, and inspired by, Olympic Gold medallist, more

2nd Apr 2016 All at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation were deeply saddened to hear of the death of crew member Sarah Young on board IchorCoal during the Clipper Round The World Race more

7th Mar 2016 Bart’s Bash 2016 launches and aims to raise awareness and funds for disabled sailing globally. With the decision being made to remove sailing from the Paralympics more

7th Mar 2016 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has announced it is to fully subsidise 200 RYA instructor courses and a variety of instructor endorsements over the next two years (2016 and 2017). more

28th Feb 2016 In April 2015 the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation announced that Heather Thomas from Otley, North Yorkshire and Charlie Stannard, from Tower Hamlets more

22nd Feb 2016 Crewsaver supports the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Grant Programme by providing more

3rd Feb 2016 Most successful Olympic sailor of all time launches the world’s leading 10 mile running event. America’s Cup winner and four-time Olympic champion Sir Ben Ainslie... more

15th Jan 2016 Before we kick off 2016, we would like to share some information with you. The past 2 years have been phenomenal, and through Bart’s Bash, gala dinners and... more

18th Dec 2015 Thousands of sailors from across the world are set to take part in Bart’s Bash, the global sailing event in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation taking place on... more

14th Dec 2015 Bart’s Virtual Sailing Championship is back. Sail away those winter blues with Act 3 of the virtual fleet-racing game with SailX. The game which has been created to help... more

6th Nov 2015 Marine Resources held their 2015 Boat Show Party during the Southampton Boat Show. The party was held at Popworld, Southampton on Thursday 17th September... more

2nd Nov 2015 The final results are in and have been calculated by the Bart’s Bash team, and the winner of Bart’s Bash 2015 has been revealed as Alex Schon and Marc Hiles, sailing... more

28th Oct 2015 ASSF Trustee and Land Rover BAR Team Principal & Skipper, Ben Ainslie is named as newest Ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation... more

26th Oct 2015 The global sailing event ‘Bart’s Bash’ is set to return in 2016, and this time the event will spread across 2 days; Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September... more

14th Oct 2015 The event – A new virtual fleet-racing championship on, Six ‘Acts’ taking place between September 2015 and March 2016, Rankings for individuals, clubs... more

1st Oct 2015 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has launched its second round of formal grant giving, allowing charities and not-for-profit sailing initiatives and organisations... more

17th Sep 2015 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has established a committee and team of ambassadors in Australia consisting of marine industry experts, sailing enthusiasts... more

28th Aug 2015 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has awarded the GKSS Access Ability Centre in Gothenburg Sweden a grant of KR 52,000 (£4,000) to develop their... more

24th Jul 2015 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s Fundraising Gala Dinner held at the brand new Land Rover BAR base in Portsmouth, UK raised more than £65,000, for the... more

29th Jun 2015 The official charity of the America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth, The 1851 Trust is to partner with The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation to deliver inspiring sailing taster sessions to school children in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas throughout the summer holidays. more

18th May 2015 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has awarded Dalgety Bay Sailing Club in Dunfermline, Scotland a grant of four thousand six hundred and twenty pounds to be... more

15th May 2015 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has awarded Ocean Youth Trust South a grant of £2,000. The money will be used to support 5 young people aged 12-24 who... more

13th May 2015 Today we are excited to announce we have awarded a grant of eight thousand, nine hundred pounds to London’s Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre... more

6th May 2015 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to announce its first of 13 grants. The All-aboard Sailing Project is run by Mount Batten Watersports and Activities... more

14th Apr 2015 Australian Olympic and America’s Cup sailor Anthony ‘Nocka’ Nossiter will be visiting the first ever Sydney Sailboat Expo to urge Australian sailors to take part in Bart’s... more

26th Mar 2015 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to announce that we have a number of charity places available for the Great North (13th September) and Great... more

2nd Mar 2015 As the last visitors poured out of Alexandra Palace the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation took a moment to look back on a great RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show... more

28th Feb 2015 Iain Percy, Trustee of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, flew in from his Artemis America’s Cup team base in San Francisco to attend the annual RYA Suzuki... more

17th Jan 2015 The Yachts and Yachting Awards took place on Thursday 15 January at CWM FX London Boat Show. Two of the most popular wins of the evening were the... more

16th Jan 2015 The new Sponsor of the London Boat Show CWM FX has made a spontaneous donation of £10,000 to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The presentation... more

2nd Jan 2015 Today we announced an exciting twist to our competition to award a place on Leg 6, the 5,600 mile Pacific Ocean race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht... more

17th Dec 2014 Bart’s Bash, the global sailing race that took place on September 21st, 2014 raised an incredible three hundred and thirty six thousand, three hundred and ninety one... more

3rd Dec 2014 Following nominations from all over the UK, Charlie Stannard, 19, from Tower Hamlets, London, and Heather Thomas, 18, from Otley, North Yorkshire, have been... more

21st Nov 2014 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has received a donation of £5,500 from British Sailing. The money was raised from a successful International Sailing... more

3rd Oct 2014 British Sailing, a group association of the British Marine Federation, has selected the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation as its official charity for the next two years. The... more

17th Sep 2014 British sailing legends, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Sir Ben Ainslie announced a unique opportunity today for a young person to experience Mother Nature’s toughest... more

13th Sep 2014 Four young ambassadors from the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, along with the young sons of Andrew Simpson, Freddie and Hamish, helped TV star Matt... more

2nd Sep 2014 The PSP Southampton Boat Show is proud to announce Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation as its sole official 2014 charity partner. Returning to Southampton from... more

10th Aug 2014 It’s hard to believe that we only opened the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy on 9th May – a major milestone in... more

6th Aug 2014 Many of our Olympic & World Champion Ambassadors are currently in Rio for the first Olympic Test Event on Guanabara Bay. This is the first official test event in... more

1st Aug 2014 Nautical Channel teams up with Bart’s Bash and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation as media partner to promote the memory of Bart worldwide and collect... more

30th Jul 2014 Bart’s Bash: Guinness World Record criteria finalised for the Largest Sailing Race in the World. The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is pleased to announce the... more

4th Jun 2014 Sir Ben Ainslie helped raise over £16,000 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation during a dinner and auction held at The Royal Motor Yacht Club in... more

9th May 2014 Weymouth 9th May 2014 – The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) officially opened the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre today at the Weymouth and... more

6th May 2014 A fantastic total of 116 entries signed on for the Inaugural Andrew Simpson Open Pursuit Races at HISC on Monday. Winner of the senior race was Nick Peters in his Solo... more

8th Apr 2014 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) is delighted to announce that it will soon be opening the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, at the Weymouth and Portland... more

5th Apr 2014 Olympic sailors including Iain Percy and Christina Bassadone joined Chris Gordon in Emsworth on Thursday March 27th to help launch his new practice, the Chris Gordon... more

3rd Apr 2014 A successful Old Pangbournian (OP) Society Dinner in London raises more than £26,000 to help children, who would not otherwise have had the opportunity, start... more

31st Mar 2014 Bart’s Bash, the Guinness World Record attempt to be the largest ever global sailing regatta, has now officially signed up over 500 sailing clubs across more than... more

1st Feb 2014 The organisers of ‘Bart’s Bash’ officially launched their bid to stage the largest sailing race in the world this morning with a 90 second film packed full with some of... more

31st Jan 2014 We have a logo winner!! After a lot of deliberation, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundationtrustees have settled on a design by Polly Durrant from Dorchester, Dorset... more

17th Jan 2014 ‘Simply incredible’ is how Iain Percy described the news that the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s Bart’s Bash has been signing up clubs at a rate of over 8 a day... more

14th Jan 2014 Sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie has accepted an official Guinness World Record Certificate for Bart’s Bash, the charity global sailing race that took place on 21 September... more

8th Jan 2014 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is delighted to announce Paul Goodison, Stevie Morrison and Bryony Shaw as its first official Ambassadors. The trio... more

3rd Jan 2014 Following a phenomenal response from the worldwide sailing community, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s Bart’s Bash has just got much, much bigger... more

1st Jan 2014 The London Boat Show is delighted to announce The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation as official charity of the 2014 Show. Starting tomorrow, Saturday 4 January... more

23rd Dec 2013 After a frantic and inspiring five days of enthusiasm following the announcement of the Guinness World Record attempt, we are delighted to announce that Loch Tummel... more

20th Dec 2013 We are on the hunt to find the official logo for ‘Bart’s Bash’. This Christmas, you’re invited to get your creative hat on and design a logo that will be... more

17th Dec 2013 A dark and chilly Monday evening saw Gerry Faram from and his team of sailmakers, Robbie Southwell and Billy White undergo a full transformation... more

17th Dec 2013 he Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is planning a monster sized attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for ‘The Largest Dinghy Sailing Race’ in the World... more

29th Oct 2013 The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation are very proud to be supporting Fine Art Sails and The Campaign for Drawing in a unique sailing themed art competition... more

29th Oct 2013 In Bermuda this October Team BART took part in the Argo Group Gold Cup to promote the work of the Foundation and continue Andrew’s legacy. Bart was here back... more

29th Oct 2013 Cowes Week Limited (CWL) and Aberdeen Asset Management are working in partnership to appoint an official charity for the world-famous regatta, Aberdeen Asset... more