What we do

Our fundamental ethos is to facilitate a wider participation in sailing, and to optimise the benefits that the sport can deliver to young people and ultimately to society at large. Importantly, we seek to be as inclusive as possible by encouraging participation to children and young people from all backgrounds, and catering for a range of physical and educational abilities.

Breaking down barriers

The Foundation is providing the challenges of a sailing environment to promote health and wellbeing, and to develop personal skills that will improve a young person’s ability to succeed in life and work. We recognise sailing as a sport and as a recreation that is not always accessible to all owing to lack of finance, a physical or learning disability, mental health or social barriers. The Foundation helps to break down those barriers by working with sailing providers to offer financial and practical support.

Our Grants

Our Grants

The Andrew Simpson Foundation offers both practical and financial support in the delivery of inspiring sailing programmes. The Foundation looks to collaborate with charitable and not-for-profit sailing initiatives, nationally and internationally more


Our Research

Those who use the water for sport and leisure will already know that a sailing environment promotes health and wellbeing and develops skills that improve a person’s ability to succeed in life and work. The Foundation wants to go further than personal knowledge... more

The World's Largest Sailing Event

Bart's Bash

Bart's Bash is a participation and fundraising campaign raising funds for the Andrew Simpson Foundation. The event is run by sailing clubs, community sailing programmes, sail training centres, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets and even groups of sailors, all around the world. more

Volunteer Instructor Grants

Volunteer Instructor Grants

Volunteer Instructor Training Grants are available with the Andrew Simpson Foundation.There are 200 fully subsidised places available on RYA Dinghy Instructor and RYA Senior Instructor courses over 2 years. Endorsements also available. more

Charitable Programmes

Improving Lives

Our aim is to inspire as many young people into watersports as possible. To help achieve this, we have many different charitable programmes on offer for individuals and groups to benefit from. more

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