Andrew Simpson was a gold and silver Olympic medallist, an America’s Cup professional and an all round fantastic man who was tragically killed in a training accident on San Francisco Bay in May 2013.
Andrew, or ‘Bart’ to his friends, was the person that everyone turned to for guidance, from beginners to people at the top of their game. Supporting the next generation was something he was extremely passionate about.
Founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE & Andrew’s wife Leah, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation will work to honour Andrew’s life and legacy by encouraging youngsters into sailing.
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) is delighted to announce that it will soon be opening the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) in Dorset, UK.
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation was set up in memory of Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson to inspire the next generation through sailing.
Olympic sailors including Iain Percy and Christina Bassadone joined Chris Gordon in Emsworth on Thursday March 27th to help launch his new practice, the Chris Gordon Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic.
During the evening Chris Gordon presented a cheque to Iain Percy for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation for £600. This money was raised through the generosity of his clients and the clinic. Chris worked with Bart from 2004, just prior to the Athens Olympics up until 2010. Chris really enjoyed his time working with Bart and the rest of the Olympic sailing team and felt that he would like to support the foundation in someway in memory of such a remarkable man
We are delighted to announce that we will soon be opening the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) in Dorset, UK.
Based in Andrew’s home county and at the London 2012 Olympic sailing venue, the world class Centre will open its doors in May 2014 and act as a hub for all ASSF’s activities; helping the Foundation to fulfil its charitable objectives.
Find out more about the centre.