Bart's Bash 2022 was the biggest event to happen at CMYC Bolgoda so far this year. 38 competitors braved fuel shortages to show up, including a sizeable fleet from the Navy Sailing Club. The fleet included lasers (both radial and standard rig), GP14's and number of Enterprises. There was also a spirited group of Optis from Royal College, Colombo and S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia.
Winds were moderate and the day was bright and sunny. Race Officer Janaka set a triangular course of 5000 meters length which challenged competitors with a long upwind leg as well as two reaches requiring good spinnaker handling skills from the GP14's taking part.
The Navy swept the top 3 positions, with Jayasooriya and De Zoysa taking first place and Weeratunga and Karunaratne taking second (both in GP14's). KVN Dimal took third place in his laser.
Among the Opti sailors, young Yusef Hazari sailed outstandingly to win the division, also placing 7th overall amidst a fleet of far more experienced sailors.
RO: Janaka Krishan
OOD: Purajitha Taldena