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How Andrew Cassell Foundation got started and how you can support us on the journey.

Fairwinds Art Exhibition raises more than £4000 for Foundation.

Supporters of the Andrew Cassell Foundation inspired by the late John Garlick raised over £4,400 over the weekend at an Art Show featuring nine of the Island’s artists. Held at the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club, paintings were available for auction and general sale.

Resuming activity after lockdown

Andrew Cassell Foundation are raring to go as public health restrictions lift to permit organised sport. Thursday was the first…

History of the Foundation

Andy Cassell established the Andrew Cassell Foundation when he returned from the Atlanta Paralympics in 1996, having won a Gold…

Read sailor & volunteer profiles

Getting disabled people sailing is what we do. Read some sailor and volunteer profiles and if you think sailing might be your thing – see how to get involved.

a man in a blue sailing smock sits on the side deck of a boat looking towards camera

Bex Foulsham: profile

Bex’s Autism and other disabilities means they approach sailing in a particular way and has limited them to supported activity, but with the Foundation’s help they are developing into an increasingly competent keelboat sailor capable of sailing in open regattas with and against a mixture…

Shows small female sitting in a black chair in a white boat steering the boat with 2 sticks

Jazz Turner: Case Study

Jazz is a 25 year old wheelchair user who, as a little girl, set her sights on becoming a ballet dancer until a cruel turn of fate rendered her almost unable to walk. Were it not for a simple gesture by a friend, this determined…

Composite image. Left a sonar heeling 10 degrees sails towards the camera with four people on the rail. Right Ian Wyllie sails with tiller between his knees showing the support braces he wears

Ian Wyllie: Case Study

As a young naval cadet with a passion for sailing, Ian Wyllie’s life was heading for a career at sea. Like many of us with a clear vision of where we want to end up, the thought of a spanner being thrown into the works…

Sailing Trilleen Supporting @acfsailing

Ian is sailing a Vancouver 27 round the UK and Ireland to support the Andrew Cassell Foundation. He refitted Trilleen, a boat as old as he is, when he was deep in his rehabilitation with us at the Foundation. Now he wants to put something back and is raising funds for the Foundation as he sails. Can you help him by donating to the CrowdFunder, or by spreading the word on social media?

Read more about Ian’s Round Britain and Ireland sail

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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