Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

At a glance


  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Education
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sports
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 


Our organisation is a UK based charity which operates internationally. Its objective is to help young people (ages 5 to 24) to achieve their potential through regular dinghy sailing. The underlying aim is to improve the health and wellbeing (confidence, self-esteem, etc.) of participants together with the development of key skills (teamwork, communication, problem solving, etc.) which will serve them well throughout their lives whether they continue to sail or not.  

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.


To achieve its aims, the Foundation is focused on the following six key activities:

  1. ASSF Grant Giving

    Supporting selected third party not-for-profit providers of sailing with practical advice and financial support both in the UK and overseas.

  2. Sailing Centres

    Establishing and operating not-for-profit sailing centres, initially in Weymouth & Portland, to:

    1. Provide charitably assisted sailing programmes for young people;
    2. Develop and evaluate sailing programmes for wider dissemination;
    3. Facilitate research into the benefits of sailing;
    4. Generate income in support of the Foundation’s charitable objectives.
  3. Sailing Projects

    Developing and delivering ad-hoc sailing projects with other organisations.

  4. Bart’s Bash

    Organising the annual “Bart’s Bash” global sailing participation and fund-raising event.

  5. Research

    Funding research into the benefits of sailing.

  6. Volunteer Training Grants

    Training volunteers within clubs and not-for-profit organisations to deliver sail training to young people.

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