The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation may be based in England, but its reach is global. Sailing nonprofits from around the world are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £10,000, which converts to $15,300 in US dollars. But the deadline is approaching — it’s November 2.
So far in 2015, the ASSF has supported 20 different projects with more than £250,000 across six countries, but none so far in North America. Applicants can learn more and download the form at andrewsimpsonfoundation.co.uk/our-grants.
And mark your 2016 calendars now for Bart’s Bash, on September 17-18. The third global sailing event, which raises funds for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, will be spread over both days of the weekend for the first time.
In case you’ve been lost on a remote, uncharted island for the past two and a half years, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson was the British team member of Artemis Racing who perished on May 9, 2013, in a capsize while training in the AC72 for the America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay.