We can Bash it!
Sunday 15th September at 1:30 p.m. we invite you to join us for our annual Bart’s Bash.
We would love as many entries as possible, all abilities and all ages, so come along and sail and let’s ‘Bash it’ together!
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.