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Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Shortlisted for the Official Charity of The Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

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

An official charity is appointed in order that fundraising activity during the event can be conducted in a focused way and in July it was announced that a new charity would be sought for the period from 2014 as Toe in the Water reached the final year of their three year tenure in 2013. Charities were invited to register their interest with CWL.

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has been shortlist and we need your votes.

Andrew Simpson was a gold and silver Olympic medallist, and America’s Cup professional, who tragically lost his life in a training accident on San Francisco Bay in May 2013. Andrew, or ‘Bart’ to his friends, was the person that everyone turned to for guidance, from beginners to people at the top of their game. Supporting the next generation was something he was extremely passionate about. Founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE & Andrew’s wife Leah, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation will work to honour Andrew’s life and legacy by encouraging youngsters into sailing, as well as providing apprenticeships for those who are aspiring to follow careers in the industry.