sail-world.com -- Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Mon, 18 Aug 2014
Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21st September 2014, and is set to become the world's biggest yacht race.
To date over 2364 sailors and 588 yacht clubs from 50 different countries have signed up to be competitors.
: Each club makes its own race within a 24hr period on that date. Most are aiming for a huge spectacular start line with juniors competing alongside seniors in a unique event.
If you do race on the day, you will be racing against Ben Ainslie in a Finn, Iain Percy in a Star, Paul Goodison in a Moth, Jimmy Spithill in a Melges E-Scow and Loick Peyron in his Trimaran and probably a thousand Optimist sailors by the time race day arrives.
Register online now, to find a participating club in your region click here
The event is to celebrate the life of AC sailor Bart Simpson and a fundraiser for the Andrew Simpson Foundation. It is also going to be the biggest regatta in world sailing, and if the sailing community gets behind the concept will become 'World Sailing Day' - a great advertisement for the sport.
The organisers of Bart's Bash have also created a ‘just giving’ page which can be used to spread the word and get people to sponsor you.
In New Zealand, a top dinghy club Wakatere BC will be one of the first clubs in the world to kick off the largest race on the water and racing against a who’s who of sailing superstars!