Cowes Week Ltd and Aberdeen Asset Management (for whom Solent Events are official charter supplier) are working in partnership to appoint an official charity for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
2013 was the final year of a three year tenure for Toe in the Water, a charity who use competitive sailing to re-inspire injured service personnel to see beyond their injuries.
From the range of applicants for the three year period from 2014, three charities have been shortlisted;
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation – Professional sailor Andrew Simpson tragically lost his life in a training accident on San Francisco Bay in May 2013. The foundation works to honour Andrew’s life and legacy by encouraging youngsters into sailing, as well as providing apprenticeships for those who are aspiring to follow careers in the industry.
RYA Sailability – the Royal Yachting Association’s charitable arm, which encourages and supports people with disabilities to take up sailing and facilitates sites to develop sailing opportunities.
UKSA – A youth charity offering transformational opportunities to young people through sailing and watersports. Their work is focused on youth development, schools and groups, and professional training.
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