We can Bash It! Sunday 12th September now at 1:30 p.m.
Please join us for the World’s largest sailing race on Sunday 12th September. Please note the NEW START TIME OF 1:30 p.m. The race will be sailed in conjunction with the Sunday Series. As per normal Sunday racing there will be three starts – Fast Handicap, Laser and then Slow Handicap.
Come along and join in and you’ll be joining 631 venues from 81 different countries across the globe!
Transform lives through sailing
All monies raised will help to transform people’s lives through sailing. You can either enter directly through the Bart’s Bash website, or, donate on the day and the club will send in a bulk donation – there will be forms at the club so that your donation is registered. Please bring along some change for our collection on the day – we are suggesting a nominal £5 per boat. The hire fleet is available for all our members. It includes a range of single and double handers. So, if you haven’t yet got a boat, please check out our boat hire information and book a boat.
What is Bart’s Bash?
For anyone who is new to Bart’s Bash, this is the largest sailing race in the world. It literally connects sailing communities across the globe in an annual mass participation campaign. The race is sailed in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE and Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist. Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson tragically died whilst training for the America’s Cup. He passionately believed that everyone should have the chance to try sailing and enjoy the many benefits that it brings. A foundation was established in his memory to support younger sailors, to do just that. Donations are taken as an entry to this race, with all monies raised going directly to the foundation.
Grants are just one way the foundation supports sailors. Since the Grant programme started in 2015 the Andrew Simpson Foundation has supported more than 40 projects, across 12 countries with funds totalling £736,000.
To find out all about the Bart’s Bash, the foundation and how you can help please click here.