Please select your home edition
Edition
Highfield Boats - YY - LEADERBOARD
Product Feature
WEST SYSTEM speciality epoxies
WEST SYSTEM speciality epoxies

Subsidised foiling opportunities for sailors throughout the UK!

by Sally Turner, ASF 14 Jul 2020 14:12 BST
Amelie Hiscocks sending it on the Nikki foiling dinghy at the not-for-profit Andrew Simpson Centre in Portland © Andrew Simpson Foundation

The Andrew Simpson Foundation will be offering subsidised foiling opportunities for sailors throughout the UK, including regions in the North, Midlands and the South.

Foiling is an exciting new avenue to the sport of sailing. The ASF's mission is to transform lives through sailing and with an underlying ethos of sailing for all and regular participation, the ASF is excited to offer sailors throughout the UK the opportunity to foil.

The initiative will be delivered at Andrew Simpson Centres and partnering venues, where sailors will have the opportunity to attend an RYA first flights course.

"The thrill of foiling inspires new and experienced sailors alike. We are both proud and excited to offer this opportunity so sailors throughout the U.K. can take flight on an RYA accredited course", Shaun Priestley, ASF Development Manager.

Outlined below are the nearest venues to you supporting this initiative and available dates:

  • Northern Region - Water Park Lakeland Adventure Centre, Coniston: 5th-6th September
  • Midlands Region - Bartley Sailing Club: 8th-9th August
  • Southern Region - ASC Portsmouth: 1st-2nd August
  • South Western Region - ASC Portland: 22nd-23rd August

Contact the Andrew Simpson Foundation to find out more and to make a booking: Email us on foiling@andrewsimpsonfoundation.org or call us on +44 (0) 1305 457400.

Related Articles

Andrew Simpson Foundation partner with Provo
Helping the future of sailing in Turks and Caicos Provo Sailing Academy (PSA) is delighted to announce that they have partnered with the Andrew Simpson Foundation. "This is a huge step for us. We are excited for the future of sailing in Turks and Caicos," said PSA President, Rebecca Reaston-Brown. Posted on 20 Aug 2020
Win a Henri-Lloyd Jacket at RYA Dinghy Show
All visitors need to do is visit the Andrew Simpson Foundation stand With thanks to our technical clothing partner Henri-Lloyd we are running a special prize draw at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020! Up for grabs is a waterproof M-Course Jacket from the new 2020 Henri-Lloyd range. Posted on 29 Feb 2020
ASF warded Charity of the Year
Andrew Simpson Foundation lauded at Southampton Boat Show Following an extremely successful weekend for Bart's Bash around the world, the Andrew Simpson Foundation was presented with the prestigious British Marine Charity of the Year Award at the Southampton International Boat Show this week. Posted on 20 Sep 2019
ASF to attend the YJA MS Amlin Gala Dinner
Charity of choice for the Yachtsman of the Year awards evening It is with great pleasure that the Andrew Simpson Foundation has accepted the kind invitation from MS Amlin Boat Insurance, title sponsor of the Yachting Journalists' Dinner for Yachtsman of the Year, to attend as their charity of choice for the evening. Posted on 11 Sep 2019
Bike4Bart 2019 taking place this Saturday
Ballistic RIBS and Boat Club Trafalgar lend support The second annual Bike4Bart Charity cycle ride takes place this Saturday 27th April 2019 at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation's Portsmouth Watersports Centre. Posted on 25 Apr 2019
Andrew Simpson Foundation safety packs
Over £20,000 worth of Crewsaver gear distributed These 'safety packs', including buoyancy aids, helmets, wetsuits and spray tops were donated to several Sailability clubs in the UK and nine other international sailing associations including Argentina, Moldova and St Kitts. Posted on 1 Dec 2018
Inaugural Bike4Bart event comes to Portsmouth
Annual Cyclosportive around the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre The ride will head out to the Meon Valley on road routes of varying distances and terrains with an exciting new gravel track added to the mix! The event also boasts a Watersports festival offering free water-based activities. Posted on 24 Nov 2018
New Bike4Bart event to run in Dorset
Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Philippa York to take part Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Philippa York, one of Britain's most successful cyclists of all time, are among those riding in Bike4Bart in Dorset on Sunday 2nd September! Posted on 30 Aug 2018
Influencing the influencers
We talk to Richard Percy of the Andrew Simpson Foundation We recently caught up with Richard Percy of the ASF to find out the latest on Bart's Bash 2018, the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres and the Foundation's Aims of increasing participation and improving the lives of young people through sailing. Posted on 17 Aug 2018
Silent Auction on sail4holly.com
Raising funds for the Andrew Simpson Foundation In November 2017 the bright and talented young sailor, Holly Monk, died very suddenly and unexpectedly. Holly was a member of Ullswater Yacht Club, had recently been accepted into the RYA Scotland Keelboat squad. Posted on 3 Aug 2018