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Bart's Bash

14th September 2019, 11:00 - 12:30

Bart's Bash - 21st September 2014 - Wayfarer 2906 (Steve O'Toole and Pete Bowden)


Bart's Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation. The Foundation was inspired by the late Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew 'Bart' Simpson MBE. Its ethos is to facilitate a wider participation in sailing, and to optimise the benefits that the sport can deliver to young people and ultimately to society at large. Importantly, it seeks to be as inclusive as possible by encouraging participation by children and young people from all backgrounds and by catering for a range of physical and educational abilities. The results from races at thousands of venues are merged to make "Bart's Bash" the largest sailing race in the world. It connects sailing communities across the globe in an annual mass participation campaign.

Bart's Bash at Seafarers - 2019

Our Bart's Bash race on Saturday 14th September will be to the format of a Club Combined race ie one fleet (fast and slow not separated) and average lap time scoring. It is hoped that a Committee boat will be available. The race will start at 11:00am. Duty Crew is 'D'. High water is at 12:41pm. Entry will be free-but a donation of the order of £2.50 to the Andrew Simpson Foundation would be appreciated.


To count towards the 'world record attempt' your boat has to be registered as a Bart's Bash entry. Details of how to register are given below. You do not have to register to take part in the Club race but you are encouraged to do so as it optimises our support for this very worthy charity as well as emphasising the role Seafarers plays in the wider community.

To Register: Having decided provisionally what boat you intend to sail on the day and who, if anyone will crew:

  1. Go to the Bart's Bash Individual Registration page.
  2. Complete all boxes (First Name, Last Name, Email Address, etc). You will find Seafarers in the Sailing Venue list. You may tick Fundraising for ASF as Reason for Signing Up.
  3. Do not forget your password.

Notes on Registering:

  1. If your dinghy class is not in the drop down list, select "Other" (this is in the list between "Optimist" and "Otter"!) and enter your class name. If this fails, contact the Club's Bart's Bash coordinator, Bill Cunningham.
  2. Should you decide to race a different dinghy or with a different crew, you can Log In at the Bart's Bash website at any time after registering and edit your details.

Make a Day of It - Picnic, Bar and Prize Giving

Bring a picnic lunch; the bar will be open at lunchtime and the Edie Sampson Trophy Race takes place in the afternoon (Duty Crew 'K'). The bar will open again on completion of racing with free snacks/nibbles available. The Vice Commodore will award prizes for both races including the Edie Sampson Trophy.

Practice Sailing

Note that Practice Sailing and Cadet Practice Sailing on Saturday 14th September will be merged with the Bart's Bash event. Go to the Practice Sailing page for details.

There are some novices sailors that would like to participate in the experience of the Bart's Bash but need an experienced helm. If you have a large dinghy and would like a crew of 1-3 novices for a fun race, please get in contact with the Membership Secretary.

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Bart's Bash - 17th September 2017

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Last updated 9:50am on 11 September 2019

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