Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

The charity was founded by Sir Ben Ainslie CBE, Iain Percy OBE, and Andrew's wife Leah following the early death of Andrew Simpson in May 2013.

The Foundation transforms the lives of young people through sailing, offering a range of charitable programmes that provide a unique combination of the challenges of being on the water with the teaching of Bart’s life skills and values.

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Bart's Bash 2015 Count UP

On 28 February, at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, the count “up” began to Bart’s Bash 2015, the global sailing race being held on 20 September on behalf of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

Count “up” because registration for venues around the world intending to hold a race was officially opened at the Show. By the second day of the Show the numbers were already climbing fast, with hundreds more expected in the next few months.

Founding Trustee of the Foundation, Olympic Gold medallist and now America’s Cup team boss, Iain Percy had flown in to the Show to add his own encouragement to everyone to make Bart’s Bash 2015 another special event.

Leading the Bart's Bash team at the Foundation is Tony Bishop. He spoke to Anna Sills at a buzzing show....