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Save the date: 14th–15th September 2019

Bart’s Bash 2016 launches and aims to raise awareness and funds for disabled sailing globally

8th March at 19:06

Bart’s Bash 2016 Fundraising Campaign

With the decision being made to remove sailing from the Paralympics, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation pledges to use the funds raised through Bart’s Bash in 2016 to help promote and develop disabled sailing globally.

The funds raised from the event will be distributed via national sailing federations or through the official ASSF grants process, with the aim to support grassroots disabled sailing projects and make disabled sailing more accessible.

Since being founded in 2014, the Foundation is providing the challenges of a sailing environment to promote health and wellbeing, and to develop personal skills that will improve a young person’s ability to succeed in life and work.
The Foundation recognises that sailing as a sport is not always accessible to all due to; financial, physical, learning disability, mental health or social barriers. The charity, therefore, works to breaks down these barriers by working with sailing providers by offering financial and practical support.

To date, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has pledged funds of over £600,000 on a range of inspiring sailing projects across 8 countries. Some of the projects supported in 2016 include: A UK national project with Blind Sailing, Chicago Park Districts Community Sailing Program, The National Schools Sailing Association, Hungarian Yachting Association and Leicestershire and Rutland Youth Sailing Association. Visit to find out more.

Bart’s Bash club and venue sign up has now opened and you can register at

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