Bart’s Bash for Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation
Date(s) - Sep 20, 2015
To find out more on Bart’s Bash or to register visit www.bartsbash.com The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation was founded in memory of, and inspired by, Olympic Gold medallist, sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. The Founding trustees are Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah.
The Foundation honours the life and legacy of a sailor who was passionate about encouraging and helping others fulfil their aims. It’s simple objective it to “inspire the next generation” by using sailing to transform the lives of young people across the world.
Everything the Foundation does is driven by the belief that all young people have the ability to excel if they are inspired and given the chance to grow and achieve.
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation offers 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.
In 2014 a global sailing event took place to raise funds for the Foundation. Bart’s Bash took place on September 21st across over 50 countries. Over 30000 people took part and raised over £360,000. The event is now firmly in the global sailing calendar and will continue to raise money annually for the Foundation’s work and encourage as many people on to the water at one time to enjoy the benefits of sailing.
A twice yearly grant giving process from the charity offers a wide range of support, both financial and/or practical to not for profit sailing initiatives and organisations across the world. With each project assessed against the Foundation’s objectives of ensuring that every young person is given a chance to sail, and in a way which will develop them as individuals, in line with Andrew Simpson’s own values and achievements.