Bart's Bash is held in memory of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson MBE, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the Americas Cup in 2013. In honour of his life, achievements and contribution to sailing, the Andrew Simpson Foundation was set up to promote and facilitate sailing, especially amongst young people.
Bart's Bash was founded in 2014 and was verified By Guinness World Record as The Largest Sailing Race in the World.
No matter how big or small your sailing club is, there are plenty of ways to bring some added FUN to your event, including Cake Sales, Charity Auction/Raffle, BBQ, Bart’s Buoy Race, Cardboard Boat Race, Fancy Dress (people or boats), Beer for Bart.
The funds raised via Bart's Bash have already helped thousands of young people access regular sailing sessions who otherwise would not have been able to. The more funds we can raise together, the bigger the difference we can make in helping the next generation.
NEW FUNDRAISISNG CLUB INCENTIVE FOR 2017
Any club or venue that raises over £250 will be entered into a draw for 12 of its members to come down to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, Portland, to enjoy the thrill of having a half day experience on an Extreme 40. Draw to take place on December 17th. All fundraising to be completed and submitted by the end of November.
If you would like to come along to participate or watch, please contact the organisers via their website and inform them of what type of boat you will be entering.
As ever, there is no fee for being part of this incredible results service but if you as an individual sailor truly want to feel you have been part of the big picture, we hope you will make a donation to be a part of it. If you live in the UK, a simple way to do this is to text BART76 followed by an amount to 70070 e.g. BART76 £5.
Of course everyone can make it so much more than that - you and your venue can raise more money for the charity through sponsorship or other fund raising events on the day. Our partner, Justgiving.com, is a charity fund raising website that will collect your sponsorship money on our behalf, making it very easy wherever you are in the world.