The Andrew Cassell Foundation supports individuals with physical disabilities, mental health conditions or long term illness to take part in yacht racing and cruising, encourages the integration of sailors with disabilities alongside able bodied sailors. Much of an individual’s ability to deal with the serious, personal and lifelong challenges caused by their condition is centred around personal confidence. The Foundation helps to restore confidence lost through three primary interactions – adventure, socialisation and achievements. Sailing in keelboats and yachts provides the ideal environment for these to occur. Lasting impact is achieved through coach mentoring within an expert supportive culture over many years.
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Registered charity number 1057742 - Founded in 1996
WORLD RENOWNED SAILMAKERS SINCE 1790 - A sailmakers based in Cowes specialising in racing sails, cruising sails and classic sails. Combining the latest sail making technology with hundreds of years of experience established within the loft, no boat is too big or too small.
Supports ACF Sailing with maintenance and repairs of our sails.http://www.ratseyandlapthorn.com
Alpaca Wraps has a wide range of experience to help you with your needs. With over 5 years experience in the marine sector, the specialist team are experts in boat wraps, boat names, strips and general boat branding/ graphics as well as interior wraps. The fully insured, professional team can cater for your every need. This includes 14 years of vehicle wrapping experience from whole wraps to custom branding including interior and windows.
Alpaca Wraps are helping with our branding on the boats helping bring awareness to our cause.http://www.alpacawraps.co.uk
The Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club was established in 1952 by the late ‘Tiny’ Mitchell as a club for local yachtsmen. It has evolved largely through the voluntary labours of its members to become a popular venue for both racing and cruising yachtsmen.
It has an open, relaxed and very friendly atmosphere which is the perfect environment for the Andrew Cassell Foundation
The CCYC was the birth place of the foundation since back in 1996 when Andy won his Paralympic Gold medal and it continues to support the foundation today.http://www.ccyc.org.uk/
Jollifes Chandlery is one of the largest independent chandleries in the UK. Boasting 4000 sq ft of shop floor and a 150ft high street frontage in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.
Supports us with our safety equipment, and disabled sailors with 10% off purchases to help them engage in racing.https://jolliffeschandlery.com/
Serenity Hygiene was formed in 2015 to bring the most effective hygiene and cleaning products to their customers while ensuring the highest ethical standards. Their brand has grown in the past few years and represents quality and value across many market sectors including the most demanding industries such as healthcare, education and marine industries. Serenity is trusted by medical professionals, veterinarians, teachers and emergency services to protect against the most dangerous bacterial and virucidal threats.
Serenity Hygiene has come on board to support us at ACF, return to sailing post the Covid 19 pandemic and prevent the spread of the virus.http://www.serenityhygiene.com
Supported by Teemill print-on-demand store we have been able to build our own custom store and can now sell t-shirts and other items online to raise much needed funds for the charity.
Printing and shipping is directly to you and buy purchasing products through this website you help raise some much needed funds to help us get more disabled people out sailing.
Teemill support us by giving us their professional suit support and shipping priority.http://www.acfsailing.teemill.com
Operating for over 30 years, World Leisurewear is a leading supplier of embroidered, printed or personalised clothing, accessories and merchandise.
World Leisurewear has kindly donated branded kit to the Foundation's 2019 Cowes Week re-launch helping us build awareness and enabling our sailors to feel part of a team.http://www.worldleisurewear.com