Bart’s Bash 2019

Raise Money

Together we Transform lives through Sailing

Making Positive Change

The Andrew Simpson Foundation is continuing 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.

Absolutely everything the Foundation does is driven by our belief that all young people have the ability to excel and succeed in life and work. We believe that the challenges of Sailing and Watersports do this by promoting health and well-being and building essential personal skills.

We provide opportunities for everyone to get out on the water and we do this by delivering a range of key charitable activities, further enabled through fundraising and partnerships.

Our key charitable Activities

As just one of our charitable activities, 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 to provide thousands of young people with the opportunity to access regular sailing sessions and transform lives for the better.

Our other key charitable activities are as follows: to find out more visit

Bart’s Bash

Manage, organise and deliver Bart’s Bash – the world’s largest mass-participation sailing event.


Carry out ground-breaking academic research into the benefits of regular sailing participation.


Deliver seven community sailing programmes across four sailing and watersports centres, breaking down barriers to participation.


Train sailing club volunteers to become RYA Dinghy Instructors and RYA Senior Instructors.


Provide practical assistance and small grants to other like-minded, not-for-profit sailing organisations.

How you can help

Participating sailing venues can raise funds for their own sailing and community projects, using the Bart’s Bash event as a fundraising platform, or you can raise funds through Bart’s Bash to support the Andrew Simpson Foundation. Funds raised directly for the ASF will enable us to continue to transform lives through sailing via our charitable activities.

Sign up, take part or support us via a single donation:

Create a fundraising page Donate Online

Progress Made Possible

Our Event Supporters

Model Yachting Association (MYA)

Special Thanks

Our Foundation Partners

Henri Lloyd Andrew Simpson Centres Logo