Bart’s Bash – The Largest Sailing Event In The World
Andrew Simpson was a gold and silver Olympic medallist, an America’s Cup professional and an all round fantastic man who was tragically killed in a training accident on San Francisco Bay in May 2013.
Andrew, or ‘Bart’ to his friends, was the person that everyone turned to for guidance, from beginners to people at the top of their game. Supporting the next generation was something he was extremely passionate about.
Founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE, Andrew’s wife Leah and his sister Amanda, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation will work to honour Andrew’s life and legacy by encouraging youngsters into sailing.
Introducing Bart’s Bash
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is planning a monster sized attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for ‘The Largest Sailing Event in the World’, which they are calling ‘Bart’s Bash’!
The idea is to have a mass participation club race across the UK and the whole World. They know that pretty much every club has a race on Sunday morning, with all kinds of boats taking part, the goal is to get everyone participating together to create one big event race. If they can get hundreds of clubs taking part, with just their normal sailors racing on the water, they will generate thousands of Guinness World Record Holders in Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson’s name.
If you do only one race this year, this is the one. Mark Sunday 21st September 2014 in your diary now!
Watch the Launch Video…
See who else is participating around the world … click here.
Check back regularly to get the latest updates leading up to the big day.