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Solo round Britain with Sailing Trilleen

Ian Wyllie is sailing Solo Round Britain to promote the Andrew Cassell Foundation. Ian’s partner in this sail, Trilleen is a Vancouver 27 which fittingly is on her own rehabilitation journey. Ian, Sailing Trilleen, will will stop at yacht clubs and sailing centres along the way to lead a road show exploring how how the Foundation’s approach to Disability Sailing can generate sailors who aspire to excellence in their chosen disciplines whether racing or cruising, and opening up opportunities for future partnerships.

Ian is a beneficiary of the foundation who continues to sail Sonars regularly in the Solent. A Veteran of the Royal Navy injured early in his career, complications of his injures left him in a very difficult situation both mentally and physically many years later. Returning to sailing within the framework of the Foundation, with its whole life mentoring and support approach together with the aspiration for sailing excellence, marked a rehabilitation turning point for him.

The Sailing Trilleen project is working up during 2021, initially on the South Coast, based in Cowes. The Round Britain attempt will launch sometime in 2022. Opportunities to book a stop on the Roadshow will open shortly. For more information fill out the form below:

2024 Fairwinds Auction Art

Loren Thorn

‘Newtown’
Needle felted fibre
Frame size 29 x 29cm
No Reserve
Bid for a picture

Chris Gillies

‘Binnel Bay, Isle of Wight’
Oil
Image size 20.2 x 20.2
Frame size 52 x43cm
Reserve £50

Andy Fortune

‘Blue Vase’
Blue turned wood vase
Height 24cm x Ø20cm
Reserve £95

Peter Allen

‘Sea Cliff, Eastern Aegean’
Pastel
Image size 20.2 x 20.2
Frame size 53.5×44.3cm
Reserve £95

Angela Sowden

‘Summer Strolling’
Acrylic on canvas board mounted in narrow white tray
Image size 22.0 x 22.0
Frame size 50x40cm
Reserve £200

Lyndy Moles

‘Gurnard Bay’
Collage including original mapping
Image size 20.2 x 20.2
Frame size 35.6 x 35.6
Reserve £50

Martin Swan

‘The Front End of the Boat’
Oil
Image size 50x40cm
No Reserve

Gillian Clarke

‘Turquoise Leaf Pot. Raku fired ceramic’
Oil
Pot Size 19x13x6cm
Reserve £70

Becky Samuelson

‘Tall Ship off Cowes’
Watercolour
Frame size 30x30cm
Reserve: £50

Tony Westmore

‘Solent Racing’
Mixed Media
Frame size 38 x 31cm
Reserve £120

Juliet Collins

Pony
Sculpture.
8 x 4.5 inches
Reserve: £85

Julie Sajous

‘Morning Colour 1’
Acrylic and mixed media original monoprint.
Frame size 26.7 x 26.7cm
Reserve £85
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Julie Sajous

‘Morning Colour 2’
Acrylic and mixed media original monoprint.
Frame size 26.7 x 26.7cm
Reserve £85
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Sally Pengelly

‘Cowes Harbour’
Acrylic, unframed canvas
101.5 x 76 cm
Reserve £100
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Additional donations by non exhibiting artists

Jill Roe

‘The Needles Light’
Original Linocut print. A limited edition of 9 prints.
Black wood frame size 60 x 32cm.
Reserve £75
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Callum O’Connell

‘Needles Lighthouse Sun ray’
Original photograph, Printed on Hahnemuhle 308 cotton rag
Framed, non reflective glass, 50 x 50 cm
No reserve
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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 of able bodied and disabled sailors.

With support of the Foundation, they participated in Cowes Week for the first time in 2023, saying: “Coming towards the end of Cowes Week – if you asked me 4 years ago would you do Cowes week I would have been like ‘no, its massive, overwhelming’… So its a huge achievement to have finished it and to be in a boat that was competing towards the top”.

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Dolphin ACF 602 Jazz Turner, Johnathan Evans, Louise Timoney and Bex Foulshamz

Bex’s passion for the sport of sailing when they were a young teenager on a residential sailing activity with the Island Trust in Plymouth who specifically work with people with special needs and disabilities as well as those experience deprivation. This passing encounter turned Bex into a sailor, and convinced them, their parents and educators that the sport could be a route to independence and a wider experience of the world. With the help of Oxford Sailability, and a supporter in the boat over the course of the next year, they learnt to sail the Hansa 2.3 and to be able to make this training boat achieve its maximum. They reflect that by the end of that time they had more independence and skills on the water than they had in many other parts of their life.

Convinced that sailing was a route to transformation, they joined Dorchester Sailing Club and worked through a series of dinghies including the RS Tera, Argo and the Topper, progressing through the RYA’s youth syllabus of stages 1-3, being ready for stage 4 when Covid hit. The transformation Bex had achieved over 18 months led to them winning the Sailability Sailor of the Year Award in 2020, at which they met Jazz Turner, another of the Foundation’s current sailors, and she became a friend and mentor.

Two years later in 2022 Bex started University where they found the university club, to their credit, welcoming and adaptable to their needs as a disabled sailor. Bex and Jazz shared a difficult experience with another disability sailing charity, leading to her suggesting Bex calls the Andrew Cassell Foundation to explore options with them. This led to Bex training with and competing with the Foundation at Cowes Week in 2023.

Bex said: “I noticed I was really comfortable around everyone. It was nice I was being included right from the start and it wasn’t just ‘that’s it you can go back to your accommodation’. It was really nice that people were talking me to as an adult … I already felt completely part of ACF.”

Bex’s Autism meant they had justifiable anxiety about Cowes Week, which was an entirely different scale and type of racing to that which they’d previously encountered. They turned this to good by researching the course chart and watching old video streams of the starts off the Castle at Cowes. They say that getting an idea of the structure and likely areas of racing helped them. During the week Bex pays credit to one of the Foundations volunteers, Louise who sailed with them and ‘who was really supportive and… was amazing.’

Bex said “If you asked me 4 years ago ‘would you do Cowes week? I would have been like ‘no, it’s massive, overwhelming’; I’d never really sailed on yachts (or keelboats). So it’s a huge achievement to have finished it and to be in a boat that was competing towards the top. Towards the end we were working so much better.”

A sailboat with a spinnaker flying sails from left to right on a green sea with a hazy blue sky. the land is a low line running along at the same level as the boat
Dolphin ACF 602 Jazz Turner, Johnathan Evans, Louise Timoney and Ben Foulsham

Bex finished by talking about their objectives and ambitions saying ‘for me the Andrew Cassell Foundation is a really good stepping stone where I’m able to move toward the competitive areas of racing that I didn’t think I’d be moving towards. That’s really what ACF enable’s me to do.’ Bex says they want to continue to compete at higher and higher levels, and with ACF they hope to develop sailing and social skills to enable them to ‘compete at world championships and competing better and achieving higher results at them.’

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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 young woman may never have had the chance to shine as a sailor. 

Having recognised that her painful ankles had brought the curtain down on any dancing career, she happily accepted a voucher from a friend offering her the chance to try her hand at dinghy sailing – she was just 13. Today, describing that first sail Jazz says: “It was super windy, freezing cold and pouring with rain and I absolutely loved it.  So much so that I now have a shelf full of trophies to prove my success and passion for a sport that has handed me a life away from the constraints of a wheelchair.”

Unable to afford her own dinghy or sailing lessons, Jazz joined her local club and crewed on other peoples’ boats. She soon progressed onto Lasers and, with the help of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, started competing both nationally and internationally. Next came a Fireball – fun, fast but somewhat wobbly but, with a permanent crew, she sailed at Hayling Island and trained with Tom Gillard and others at the top of the fleet and was regularly finishing in the first 10. 

Meeting Jazz today along with her stepfather, it’s hard to believe that she grew up in an abusive household. At 18 she left home and by a stroke of luck, was taken into foster care by a general practitioner. Up to that point, Jazz had never been to a doctor and just believed the pain she’d always suffered from a child was the norm. With the concern and care shown by her new foster mum, Jazz was finally diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, a genetic condition called hypermobile, but because it had gone untreated for so long, her body had begun to collapse. From being little, she had been walking on broken ankles wedged with fragments of bone which was why her legs couldn’t  bear her body weight. After three bouts of surgery to have the fragments of bone removed, she was left with unstable ankles and that, combined with both ATFL (anterior talo-fibular ligament) snapping, meant she was confined to a wheelchair. But was this going to stop her sailing? No way!

Before long, the Fireball was becoming increasingly difficult and dangerous to sail and at the 2018 Shoreham Open she passed out causing a capsize which spelled the end of her Fireball days. “I transitioned into smaller boats, a 420, but was still struggling due to increasing dislocations and being unable to bear weight through my ankles for long periods of time. It was at the 420 nationals in 2019 where I met Joff McGill (head of RYA Sailability) who introduced me to the charity and their adapted boats which I hadn’t known existed.” Says Jazz. “I immediately fell in love with the 2.4mR and have been racing it ever since.” 

Jazz goes on to explain where she is today. “My condition is progressive which means that although I was born with the disorder, I essentially grew up able bodied but with some odd quirks which I assumed were normal. EDS comes with a lot of associated conditions of which I have most, including MCAS, POTS and Gastroperesis. These affect me in different ways. MCAS, which is mast cell activation syndrome means I have random allergic reactions to things and my body is essentially always reacting so I have super high histamine levels. POTS. which is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, means I pass out regularly, usually triggered by change in position. Gastroperesis means I am unable to eat or drink. Despite several feeding tubes, as my condition progressed, I was diagnosed with complete gastrointestinal failure which has led to me now being fed through a central line directly into my heart. I also have underlying heart failure. All of this means that I have a potentially short but unknown life expectancy depending on the rate that my condition progresses. I have been given an estimate of between two and 10 years.” 

This means is that it’s impossible for Jazz to make long term plans but she certainly has her sights set on the Paralympics. Disappointingly, because sailing has been taken out the Paralympics, it’s meant the RYA has been unable to financially support any para sailors competing at a high level. But still Jazz fights on and takes every opportunity she can to do the things she loves and is currently at university studying mechanical engineering, going into her final year in September 2022

Were proof needed of Jazz’s determination to sail, one should listen to her speak. Her drive to be self-funding is evident, currently through a student loan. “I have been reliant on both large charity and smaller local charity funding. My 2.4mR I own was donated to me through a charity and they have helped fund events. I also had local funding through Simpson Marine and the OS&B society. I’m always trying to get more experience competing at high pressure events so that I’ll be in a strong position if sailing does get re-introduced to the Paralympics.” 

In May 2022, Jazz was put in contact with the Andrew Cassell Foundation which meant the chance to try out a Sonar Keelboat and build on her sailing experience. She arrived in Cowes at the end of June and met up with ACF director, Matt Grier and some of our ACF Volunteers.

Taking up the story, Matt explains. “Knowing Jazz had a lot of experience and was interested in taking part in Cowes Week, we needed to get some practise in ASAP to check she would be capable of helming a Sonar – a 23ft open keelboat. This would give us time to prep so we linked her up to a Thursday Evening Race.

“We knew initially that she needed to be in a seat for side support but could handle a bench and bar. On the water, the bench worked fine unless she slipped slightly and didn’t have the ankle support to be able to brace and bring herself back to the windward side. Saying that, we still had a cracking race. 

“Pressure was now on to fast track the development of a purpose designed seat that would enable Jazz (and future disabled sailors) to safely race. With August and Cowes Week looming, there was less than a month to build a frame that would fit the Sonar and, find a willing person with the skills to fit it. Help arrived in the form of Fergie, a brilliant local welder who had been supporting another disabled sailor within the Foundation.”  

Almost every day of the working week, Matt and Fergie could be found on the boat as the frame, tiller and steering came together. And it didn’t just stop there, as tweaks and reworkings continued throughout Cowes Week.

Matt continues: “Teaming our ACF Sonar, Spare Part Skipper Mark Matthews, with Jazz on the Helm, made things competitive but Mark has always brought a calm nature to sailing and as a sail maker, can certainly get a boat going. The new seat had been tested prior to Cowes Week but in the stronger winds Jazz had a problem and on the first day, a nut on a bolt worked itself loose which meant she had to retire. Fergie however, the welder come down each day after sailing to make the slight adjustments. And the results spoke for themselves coming at first in 7th place and progressing as the week went on to a 4th – beating the winning team, Jenny, on the Thursday. ACF Spare Part ended up finishing in a very respectable 8th overall.

“Post Cowes Week” says Matt, “We now have a whole new group of friends and supporters on  which we will thrive and Jazz will be back, not just to race but also mentored as part of the ACF Team, knowing she can always count on us for support as she progresses her Paralympic dream.”

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 never occurs. In Ian’s case his spanner came in the form of a spinal injury sustained during a training exercise. What happened next, although heart-rending, is an inspiring story of how one determined sailor overcame adversity with help from the Andrew Cassell Foundation.

Ian was just 18 when he joined the Royal Navy but one year and one day later his career was over and he was invalided out of the service. He’s not bitter and speaking to him, it’s easy to realise he gained a lot of strength from his faith. A committed Christian, Ian says that at one point, a career in the Church crossed his mind but he then realised that as most sailing happens on a Sunday, there could be a ‘clash of the Titans’ and in this case, Church services lost and sailing won!

Next stop was university where he gained a degree in mechanical engineering and is the first to admit that it was a struggle. His injuries had led to complications and it seemed his body was letting him down at every turn – both physically and mentally. There was however an upside in that he had time to engage his engineering brain and began to think about the effects of vibration on the human body. By vibration, we’re not talking electric toothbrushes but tractors, heavy machinery and big sound systems – think Isle of Wight Festival.

For all you boat owners reading this, think of the problems the RNLI faces when steering a lifeboat in strong seas while trying to read instruments. A suspension seat could be one answer but although it would move with the motion of the boat, the instruments on the control panel remained static. Answer: incorporate the instruments in the arms of the seat. Success! Ian worked on related problems to do with comfort and by putting his thoughts and knowledge down on paper, he gained a Ph.D.

After spending seven years in a Southampton nursing home and seeing a gradual improvement in his health, Ian began to dream of sailing again. Being the determined, slightly crazy ‘nobody is going to hold me down’ kind of guy, he was now starting to look beyond the confines of the nursing home garden and out to sea. His love of sailing soon took hold and he Googled sailing organisations that could support people with disabilities. A handful popped up but they weren’t quite what he had in mind. His idea of freedom on the water wasn’t being wheeled onto the deck of a 40 footer while those around him worked the winches. Ian wanted to be treated as one of the crew and get wet and cold with everyone else, not sit in his wheelchair, wrapped in a blanket. He kept up his research into possible sailing outfits until one day, ‘PING’! the ACF Sailing website filled his screen. On reading Andy Cassell’s biography, Ian’s immediate response was “Finally, here’s a sailor who’s overcome his disability and launched a set-up that’s made for me! They’re going to stuff me in an open keel boat, let me trim the sails and feel spray on my face. Thank You God!”

Ian’s refreshed mental state overtook his physical struggles and gave him the push he needed to get himself to Cowes. It was a massive challenge, he could still barely walk more than the length of a 23ft Sonar, he still used an electric wheelchair as well as crutches and leg supports. People at the sailing club would look on in amazement as he threw himself almost head first into a boat but gradually, with improved strength and a mountain of determination, he was able to take the helm. The Foundation started to see that this intrepid, self-styled sailor had a lot to offer and soon Ian began teaching newbies to sail and imparting his advanced knowledge on yachties who wanted to improve their skills. Ian, however, is the first to admit that he didn’t always make life easy for his crew mates. “I used to get so excited, I just couldn’t control my enthusiasm and sometime fell flat on my face. I’m well over 6ft so it’s a long way down and was always being told to stop acting like a seven year old and slow down.”

Today, he confidently helms a Sonar and with a crew of able boded as well as those with mental, sensory and physical problems, he races on the Solent, sometimes three times a week, against able bodied sailors. Within the ACF there’s no distinction and no allowances made for incapacity and Ian is the first to admit that yacht racing doesn’t take any prisoners. “If I miss a marker buoy, the boat is disqualified, if I mess up the start, it’s down to me – my cock-up! The ACF is the best organisation in the UK for getting disabled sailors onto the water for proper sailing and lots of racing thrown in. Its founder, Andy Cassell was born with no legs but nothing came between his disability and winning a gold at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta.”

If Ian’s achievements so far aren’t proving to be enough for him, in 2021 he bought a 27 ft cruising yacht which needed much TLC . . . the boat got the renovation and Ian got a floating home. He now plans to take a year out to sail around Britain sharing his story and telling people how the Foundation has given him his life back. Trilleen, renamed in deference to a boat owned by his grandparents, will probably cast off towards the end of the summer but Ian, one of life’s perfectionists, will not entertain the venture until he’s confident his boat is spot-on and completely seaworthy – he’s never cut corners.

And the reason for his venture? Foolhardy perhaps, but he’s doing it to raise money for the ACF which is his way of saying “Thank You”.

Bon voyage Ian

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.

Fairwinds Art Exhibition

Explore this celebration of local marine artists supporting Andrew Cassell Foundation.

Matt Grier, the charity’s director said that such an injection of funds would enable another boat to be adapted for anyone with either mobility or sensory problems a long with training volunteers. This means we are now in a position to enable individuals with greater disabilities who feels they would like to learn to sail or race in our famous Solent waters on an equal playing field. The current focus is on developing a fixed seat which would enable, for example, someone with a high neck break and limited arm function to helm one of our 23ft keelboats.

The art show, of which the main sponsor was Spinlock, saw seventy four guests attend a preview evening where nine paintings, each donated by one of the artists, were auctioned for the foundation. On display was approximately 90 paintings with prices ranging from £20 to over £1,400 pounds thus there was something for all budgets.

The charity was founded in 1996 by Paralympian Andy Cassell, gold medalist, who wanted to give disabled people like himself the opportunity to sail and race with able bodied people on a level playing field. For this reason, the Sonar Keel sailing boats are ideal for sailors of all abilities but adapting them can be an expensive process.

Sailing also brings a much needed social support structure to an individual along with getting them out and about, an actively supports their physical and mental health increasing confidence and independence.

Images from the event

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Artwork which was generously auctioned in aid of ACF Sailing

This page has previews of the paintings very generously donated by artists for auction in aid of the Andrew Cassell Foundation, and the prices for which they were sold at the charity auction. 100% of the sale price was donated to the Andrew Cassell Foundation.

Becky Samuelson

‘Sunbeams Racing at Cowes’
Oil on paper
Image size 22.0 x 22.0
Frame size 33.5 x 33.5 (glazed)
Sold: £75

Martin Swan

‘The Rudder’
Oil
Image size 20.2 x 20.2
Frame size 35.6 x 35.6
Sold £130

Lyndy Moles

‘Private’
Monoprint
Frame size 33.5 x 33.5 (glazed)
Sold: £60

Tony Westmore

‘The Harbour Entrance’
Gouache mounted under a glazed wooden frame
Image size 25.4 x 15.2
Frame size 40.7 x 30.5
Sold £70

Chris Gillies

‘1st Mark, East Lepe’
Oil on canvas panel
Size including frame 27.9cmx 22.9cm
Sold: £120

Peter Allen

‘Moonlit Surf’
Acrylic on board
Image size 61.0 x 29.7
Frame size 63.5 x 32.0 (float frame)
Sold: £195

Angela Sowden

‘Summer Days’
Acrylic on plywood mounted under a glazed wooden frame
Image size 30.0 x 30.0
Frame size 42.0 x42.0
Sold: £300

Sue Stitt

‘Cowes Race Day’
Digital image
Signed limited edition (250) Giclee print
Image size 42.0 x 58.5
Frame graphite grey wooden.
Sold: £160

Carol Owen MBE

‘The Thames at Lambeth, Changeable Weather’
   Oil on canvas
30cmx60cm framed size 48cmx78cm  
Sold £850

Eyes on the prize – rehabilitation comes first

A post from the inimitable Pip Hare made me realise that, overall I’m doing extraordinary well. There, I said it, however difficult I find it. I find it so easy to be critical and discouraged, especially when I’m in the middle of at project and forget the end goal. Pip’s long campaign is preparation for the 2024 Vendeé. Mine is more mundane: getting my rehabilitation optimised and embedding recovery, and in that context I can be very pleased with progress.

Remembering that the long campaign isn’t the current refit or sailing challenge I’m facing. Sailing round the UK and Ireland to support the Andrew Cassell Foundation is an important part of the process. It’s not the process. Equally neither are the daily struggles of refitting and working up Trilleen. They are part of the long road home to wholeness in mind and body.

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I’m increasingly convinced that sailing could be one of the best rehabilitation environments possible. The combination of variable cognitive and physical challenges, combined with the social community building that goes on around all well functioning teams and sports clubs is incredibly valuable. I would love to see the work the Andrew Cassell Foundation extend so that more disabled people can achieve maximal independence as a sailors and reap the benefits in personal growth and well being. Anyone want to partner with the Foundation in designing a clinical trial to formally test the effect?

In refocusing on the long campaign I can see that I am doing extraordinary well. Sailing helped me out of my shell for the first time in many years. Being back on the water – with the all the privations, cold and blisters that it brings honours my mind and body’s need for connection with the wild, and refitting Trilleen might have been designed by a combined physiotherapy and occupational therapy team as the ideal re-ablement activity given my circumstances.

Trilleen is back out to her summer berthing mid river in Cowes. It’s temporary because shortly she will be lifted to have her standing rigging rebuilt and to fit self steering. Those are the last big jobs to make her match fit for the campaign to sail round the UK and Ireland. Then I’m going to be sailing Trilleen, sailing Sonars, and more sailing Trilleen until Cowes Week. Sounds ideal to me.

Catch up with what Ian and Sailing Trilleen are up to on YouTube

I try really hard to publish a video snack once a fortnight to keep all my lovely supporters up to date on where I am, how I am and how the project is going. At the moment it would be enormously helpful if more people could subscribe and, or, like videos. It helps the channel grow – which is another way of you helping to raise money for the Andrew Cassell Foundation which gets more disabled people sailing sooner.

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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