The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is the official charity of the 60th annual London Boat Show

The Andrew Simpson

Sailing Foundation has partnered with the London Boat Show as this year’s

official charity.

Speaking at the show

today, David Tyler from the foundation said: “It’s a great opportunity to raise

awareness of the foundation and a nice place for people to share their memories

of Andrew.”

The Andrew Simpson

Foundation was set up last summer following the tragic death of the Olympic

sailor during America’s Cup training in May 2013.

The charity aims to

inspire the next generation of young sailors and encourage more people to take up

the sport.

Managing Director of National Boat Shows

Murray Ellis said: “We are proud to be partnering with The Andrew Simpson

Sailing Foundation at the 2014 London Boat Show. Andrew was a huge supporter of

the Boat Shows, frequently giving his time to support the industry and

encourage boating participation. Together I hope we can raise the profile of

boating and watersports in the UK and highlight the opportunities available to

all Show visitors.”

You can visit the Andrew Simpson Sailing

Foundation on stand E144 throughout the show, which runs till January 12th.