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Save the date: 14th–15th September 2019


The Andrew Simpson Foundation honours the legacy of Andrew "Bart" Simpson an Olympic Champion and America's Cup Sailor who tragically died in 2013.
Andrew passionately believed that everyone should have the chance to try sailing and enjoy the many benefits that it brings. The Foundation's mission is to honour Andrew's legacy by helping to increase participation in sailing and improve the lives of young people through partaking in the sport he loved so much.
In order to fulfil this mission, the Foundation undertakes a wide variety of charitable activities, all of which have the eventual impact of enabling more people to access sailing and experience the many positive effects it has on lives.

Key Charitable Activities:

  1. Manage, organise and deliver Bart’s Bash – the world's largest mass-participation sailing event.
  2. Carry out ground-breaking academic research into the benefits of regular sailing participation.
  3. Deliver seven community sailing programmes across four sailing and watersports centres, breaking down barriers to participation.
  4. Train sailing club volunteers to become RYA Dinghy Instructors and RYA Senior Instructors.
  5. Provide practical assistance and small grants to other like-minded, not-for-profit sailing organisations.

Bart’s Bash is an exciting event for the Andrew Simpson Foundation and the worldwide sailing community. It can be used to encourage participation at your venue, introduce new people to our sport and give people the excitement of entering a global sailing event. Since its inception, the funds raised via Bart's Bash have helped thousands of young people access regular sailing sessions who otherwise would not have been able to. The more funds we can raise together, the bigger the difference we can make in helping the next generation and improve the lives of disadvantaged young people. We would still encourage and appreciate people to consider making a donation to the ASF.
This year, participating sailing venues also have the opportunity to raise funds for their own sailing projects, using the Bart’s Bash event as a fundraising platform. Anyone wishing to continue to raise funds through Bart’s Bash to support the Andrew Simpson Foundation will still exist as an option. Funds raised directly for the ASF will enable the Foundation to continue increasing participation and improving young people lives through sailing.
Can you help support us?
Sign up and take part or support us via a single donation: text ASSF99 plus the amount you'd like to donate to 70070, you can also donate directly onto the Bart's Bash supporters Just Giving page  or you can set up your own fundraising page via the link below.

Download the poster


Download the poster

Download the official poster for the "World's Largest Sailing Event"