A worldwide race in commemoration of Andrew 'Bart' Simpson arranged by the Andrew Simpson Foundation www.bartsbash.co.uk
Bart's Bash on Sunday 21st September
On May 9th, 2013, Andrew 'Bart' Simpson tragically died in a training accident in San Francisco bay while preparing for the America's Cup competition. There was shock across the sailing world at the loss of this truly great and selfless man, and there were clearly many, many people whose lives had been touched by him in some way.
The inaugural Bart's Bash is a sailing race that was run by sailing clubs all around the world on behalf of the charity, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Each sailing club sailed an individual Bart's Bash race at their location (with certain set requirements to meet our world record criteria) on Sunday 21 September 2014. Ours was CMYC on Bolgoda Lake!!
CMYC signed up for this worldwide GUINNESS WORLD RECORD race. Read more here
There were 48 boats on the water including GP14’s, Enterprise’s, Laser’s, Optimist’s, Waterwag, Nacra and Hobicat. All to take part in the world wide Bart’s Bash which is also part of a Guinness World Record attempt. Capt. Per had prepared the course and had his briefing at 10:30. For the club and the sailors to be accepted as being a part of the Guinness World Record attempt all classes had to sail the same course, hence Per had to do a short course.
There needed to be a minimum of 25 entries (helm and crew) for a club to be eligible to participate in the race. 78 signed up and sailed from CMYC at the final count with 48 boats on the water. 46 completed the course.
A huge THANK YOU to all that made this event possible including sign-ups/results, photo/video, catering and entertainment. Also thank you to all that came to the club to support.