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Fairwinds Art Exhibition

26-28 April 2024
At Cowes Yacht Haven

Inspired by John Garlick,

in aid of the Andrew Cassell Foundation

Buy ticket for Fairwinds Art Exhibition

Buy ticket for opening night gala Friday 26 April - £15. No ticket needed for other days

2 years on from the original exhibition of 9 artists has grown to 13 needing a much bigger space. A special thanks to the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club (CCYC) our ACF home and host for the launch event in 2022 and a big thank you to Cowes Yacht Haven for supporting its growth.

  • Opportunity to view over 100 paintings.
  • Auction of 14 works of art (Friday ticketed event only), each donated by local artists. All proceeds going to the ACF.
  • Pre-silent Auction opportunity for those unable to attend the Friday event but wanting to bid.
  • The chance to win one of our superb prizes, each donated by sponsors.
  • Opportunity to purchase all artists’ work with a further 10% going to ACF.

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Fairwinds Art Exhibition

‘Fairwinds’, a the second edition of sustainable art exhibition for the Isle of Wight. Bringing together thirteen acclaimed artists from the Island to raise funds for sailors with physical and sensory disabilities.

Hosted at Cowes Yacht Haven

Supporting local artists

The Fairwinds Art Exhibition supports Isle of Wight artists. We are grateful for the support participating artists offer the Foundation, which enables us to help more disabled people race with and against able bodied sailors on equal terms.

In 2022, the Fairwinds Art Exhibition successfully raised over £4000 for the Foundation. Will you join us in surpassing this achievement this year?

Meet the artists

Sally Pengelly

John Garlick

Inspiration to many

John was an art enthusiast and supporter of Island artists. His main love in life, after his family, was sailing, from dinghies to racing yachts. John competed and was successful in many offshore races including winning the RORC De Guingand Bowl and the Deauville Race, completing multiple Fastnet and built up huge mileage including sailing the Atlantic.

John had a passion to pass on knowledge and enthusiasm for learning and was a great mentor to many people in a variety of subjects. During his last few months battling with Multiple Myeloma he began to plan the Fairwinds Fine Art Exhibition. We, his family, Peter Allen and the Andrew Cassell Foundation family, are proud to have taken the baton from him to host the first annual Fairwinds Fine Art Exhibition.

John Garlick, 1946 – 2021
Andrew Cassell

Andrew Cassell

Paralympic gold medalist

Andy was born without legs and deformed hips but this did not stop him becoming a top racing sailor with a career that has spanned 50 years. From a sadly abandoned campaign for Olympic selection in 1964 to becoming a renowned sailmaker and latterly Director of Ratsey’s in Cowes, and sailing in many classes especially the Daring in Cowes he spent most of his career without ever thinking of himself as a disabled sailor.

As the tide turned towards making disability more acceptable, the Paralympic sailing movement grew and Andy was asked to compete in the 1994 Worlds and 1995 European Disabled Championships with the outcome that he was selected for the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta and came home with the Gold Medal.

Andrew Cassell Foundation

Racing for the disabled. Transforming lives. Helping disabled people become independent sailors.

The 2024 Exhibition

Fairwinds Art Exhibition is the second edition of a sustainable art exhibition celebrating the Island and Island art while supporting local charities.

The Exhibition is in memory of John Garlick who loved sailing the Isle of Wight and its artists. His family and ACF are proud to be fulfilling this mission and raising money to help more disabled sailors reach independence on the water

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For further information

Andrew Cassell Foundation (Racing for the Disabled) is a Charity in England and Wales: 1057742

Supports people with disabilities (mainly physical & sensory) to take part in yacht racing and cruising and to encourage the integration of sailors with disabilities with able bodied sailors