Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Named Official British Sailing Charity
Following their triumphant world record attempt to organise the world’s largest ever sailing race with 'Bart’s Bash', the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) have been named the official British Sailing charity.
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation aims to help children from all walks of life, the chance to get into sailing. The charity was established in 2013, in honour of the late Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson who tragically lost his life in an accident during America’s Cup training. The British Marine Federation (BMF) named ASSF the official charity of this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show, but their further involvement with the BMF and British Sailing will undoubtedly help the ASSF reach a wider audience and improve the lives of more children as a result.
Double Olympic sailing champion and ASSF trustee Ian Percy said:
We are delighted to be chosen as the official charity of British Sailing. Everything we do is driven by our belief that all young people have the ability to excel. This financial support will help us to provide as many young people as we can with opportunities to grow, achieve and inspire excellence, all through sailing.
Over the next few years, the ASSF’s presence will be felt at a number of sailing events and will also receive support from British Sailing during their fundraising events. The next important event will be the 13th International Sailing Summit in Amsterdam this November. 50% of the event’s conference will go to the ASSF.
Find out how you can get involved with the charity here.
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Article by Jack Bartrop