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Posted on 15 September, 2017

Old Man Rock incorporates Bart's Bash - This Sunday!

Old Man Rock incorporates Bart's Bash - This Sunday!

Bart’s Bash is when the world goes sailing… together

  • A global sailing race taking place at 100s of venues, with 1000s of sailors in 100s of different classes of boat around the world
  •  Open to all sailing clubs, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets, windsurfing clubs, individuals and any venue globally that can host a race and is inspired to take part
  • Bart’s Bash gives the sailing community a united opportunity to remember Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the America’s Cup in 2013.
  • The annual fundraising and participation campaign promoted by the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF)
  • Each individual event is organised by a venue which is the organising authority for all activities at their site
  • The event was founded in 2014 and verified by Guinness World Records as ‘The Largest Sailing Race in the World’.
  • Sailing venues around the world engaged with the campaign by agreeing to organise a sailing event during the Bart’s Bash period (16th- 17th September 2017).
  • How it works:

    In addition to your entry in the Classic Series (through TES) which most boats have already completed, to be a Bart's Bash participant you must register on-line at the Bart's Bash website

    You may also elect to donate toward the Andrew Simpson Foundation, which is a sailing oriented foundation. 

A number of sailing and yacht clubs in the Caribbean that have been affected by Hurricane Irma have taken part in Bart’s Bash in previous years and had planned to hold an event during this weekend’s Bart’s Bash.

In light of recent events, the Andrew Simpson Foundation has pledged to use the funds raised from this year’s Bart’s Bash to help those affected eventually rebuild their community sailing projects, allowing them to continue to deliver grassroots sailing programmes to young people.

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club