The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) is delighted to announce the opening of a new Watersports Centre in Reading, after merging with the Berkshire Sailing Training Centre (BSTC), a local Charity based at Burghfield Sailing Club. The merger has resulted in BSTC’s charitable assets (boats & equipment, building and remaining funds) being transferred to the Foundation, enabling the Foundation to pick up and build upon the impact that BSTC has achieved within the local community.

The Andrew Simpson Foundation has renamed the facility, the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre – Reading and will operate the facility as a not-for-profit watersports centre all-year round, aiming to inspire and increase participation in sailing and other watersports.

Alongside a well-established centre based at the National Sailing Academy, Portland and a new Watersports Centre in Portsmouth, ASWC – Reading will help fulfil the Andrew Simpson Foundation’s charitable objectives via the delivery of their flagship Community Sailing Programmes to their local area, offering affordable sailing to young people aged five to twenty-four.

How to contact us

Please contact us with any queries, we are always happy to help.

Berkshire Sail Training
Hangar Road

Tel: 01189 303467


For specific School or youth group enquiry

Opening Times
Wed-Sun, 09:00 – 17:00

How to find us

By Rail
Theale Rail station is a short walk of approximately 15 minutes

By Bus
There is a service from Reading and Newbury running approximately every 30 minutes

By Road
Sat Nav RG7 4AP