Resuming activity after lockdown

Andrew Cassell Foundation are raring to go as public health restrictions lift to permit organised sport. Thursday was the first day of suitable wind and crew availability to we had to get the Sonar Spare Part out on the Solent for a shakedown. For this shakedown Spare Part was crewed by two participants – one … Read more

Three disabled sailors sit on the rail or a Sonar keelboat to balance her

The disability sailing ecosystem

The Andrew Cassell Foundation enables individuals with physical disabilities and impairments to sail competitively on an equal level playing field with and against able bodied sailors, in an inclusive and equal environment in all classes. Part of this article is downloadable as a PDF briefing explaining the foundation’s special responsibility and place in the ecosystem … Read more

Steven Palmer: Case Study

Steven began to learn to sail at 8 years old in a topper with the Sea Scouts. From this first experience his passion for sailing developed but the journey to becoming an inspiring sailor and race coach began after he lost his legs in 2010. “Sailing has transformed my life it is so much more … Read more

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

“For everything you have missed you have gained something else” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “For everything you have missed you have gained something else” Ralph Waldo Emerson’s words are some that I can entirely relate to you see what I lack in arms, I make up for in kidneys. Just to clarify I do actually have … Read more

Andrew Cassell’s Biography

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. He was born in Sussex but moved as a small child to the Isle of Wight when his father became farm manager at Norris Castle, near Osborne House. … Read more

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