Aiming High - Accessible Sailing

Sports category:

Water Sports
Outdoor Activities


The Andrew Simpson Foundation was inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE. Our core purpose is to transform lives through sailing.

Aiming High is a sailing and watersports programme which supports young people living with a learning and/or physical disability. The programme also focuses on young people’s mental health, using sailing and watersports to boost young people’s sense of self-worth and help them manage their emotions.

On average, each young person will attend 6 Aiming High sessions. The programme structure varies depending on the needs of the young people. A typical programme may include:
• Taster sessions
• Coaching in sailing and watersports
• An introduction to mindfulness
• Young people working towards RYA National Sailing Scheme or RYA Sailability qualifications

Our highly skilled and experienced staff work alongside parents and teachers to ensure the programme is accessible to the young people and enables them to develop self-confidence and resilience.

Club features

Impairment types:
Learning impairment
Mental health issues
Physical impairment
Social or behavioural problems
Staff experience:
We have a lot of experience working with disabled people
Activity format:
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101 Genners Lane
Bartley Green
B32 3NU
United Kingdom

Telephone number:


Attending the club:

Visit our website or get in touch via phone or email to see how you can get sailing!

When we meet:

Sessions are available throughout the week.

Accessibility Information:

Please get in touch so we can discuss your requirements before attending a session.

Aiming High - Accessible Sailing online

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