Community Sailing Programmes

Our aim is to help inspire as many disadvantaged young people into sailing as possible, enabling them to experience the benefits that the sport can offer. To achieve this, we have many different charitable programmes on offer. Whether you are a youth group or school group, disabled or able-bodied, we have options to inspire.

To make an enquiry about one of our charitable programmes please contact hermione@andrewsimpsonfoundation.org 

Inspiring Participation

Through our Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres we are bringing taster sessions to young people in our local communities. We include key messaging in partnership with the RNLI to make young people safer around the water in general. Each young person is given opportunities to continue sailing through our other programmes.

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Regular Access For All

We believe that regular participation in sailing gives so many benefits to young people including building confidence and developing key life skills. At our regular subsidised Sailing Club sessions, every young person is encouraged to develop and grow their skills – all whilst making friends and having fun!

The Stars of the Future

We believe that regular race training can inspire young people to continue on a sailing pathway and motivate them to fulfil their potential in life. Our regular subsidised race club sessions give young people high quality coaching in a fun and inclusive environment, with opportunities for passionate young people to progress in sailing.

Tackling Inactivity

We believe that sailing can be accessible to anyone, including young people that don’t excel in “traditional” sports. We tackle inactivity in young people and give them tools to lead a healthy and active life – enabling and inspiring them to engage with sport and exercise through sailing. Sailing is truly a sport that can be enjoyed by anybody, regardless of their activity levels or background.

Physical & Mental Well Being

Being on and around the water has an incredibly positive effect on physical and mental wellbeing. For young people struggling with their mental health we offer a sailing programme which boosts their sense of self-worth, helping them deal with stress and emotions, alongside the excitement and challenges of learning a new skill.

Equipping the Next Generation

We believe that leadership training is an excellent way to develop young people and equip them with the skills needed to succeed in life. Through our leadership training programme, young people are given invaluable training and experience, as well as work experience opportunities. This programme can become a pathway to a career in the watersports industry or simply a springboard to a brighter future.

Raising Aspirations PSTT

Social deprivation in Portsmouth is high with many young people at risk of unemployment. Through our year long programme, we use sail training and other maritime skills to break the unemployment cycle by providing young people with skills, qualifications and unique opportunities.

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