2015 Bart's Bash at Burghfield

20th September 2015

Never give up on achieving your goals!
To help with planning Please Register as soon as possible.

Bart's Bash at Burghfield
Sunday 20th September

On Sunday 20th September, Burghfield will join the hundreds of venues around the world taking part in the 2015 Bart's Bash around the world.

The day will comprise of 3 separate events: 
  • The Bart Race (am): Lap timed handicap with separate starts for experienced racers, novices and Optimists
  • The Buoy Race (all afternoon from 1pm):  A fun time-trial race for everyone to have a go
  • The Pursuit Race (pm): 70 minute personal handicap race along the lines of the ever popular Wednesday night series.
Registration: 0830 - 1000 in the clubhouse
Briefing: 1015

Kris will be providing catering all day, and it should be a great, fun event for all the family, sailors & landlubbers alike. So bring your friends, family and colleagues along and sign them up as a Bart's Buddy!

We will be collecting donations on the day for the
Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation - the recommended donation is £5.  

The Buoy Race

A fun time-trial type event to get everyone involved.  The race will consist of sailing out to a buoy and back 

We'll be using the club Fevas and Oppies.  Sail with a friend, with a buddy, with lots of buddies, one lap or lots!
We'd love to see the experienced sailors setting a lap time in an Oppie - so please come along during the afternoon and get involved.

If you are planning to be on shore after lunch we could do with some extra scribes and timers - please let us know if you are available to help 
Bart's Bash at Burghfield - All the Details HERE

What is Bart's Bash?

Bart's Bash is the World's largest sailing event that is run by sailing clubs all around the world on behalf of The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

The first Bart’s Bash in 2014 saw over 700 sailing clubs from over 68 different countries take part each in their own individual Bart’s Bash race at their location, The race set a new Guinness World Record and raised money for a new charity The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation to inspire the next generation and remember Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson.

Who Was Bart?

Nicknamed "Bart", Andrew Simpson started his sailing career in a Laser before moving to the Finn class where he won Bronze at the World Championships in 2003. His training partner Ben Ainslie took Gold at the same event and GBR topped the medal table.

Andrew then joined his lifelong friend Iain Percy in the Star Class keelboat winning Gold at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Gold at the World Championships in 2010 and Silver at the Olympics in London in 2012.

Following the Olympics, Andrew joined the Swedish Artemis America’s Cup team.  Andrew tragically died in May 2013 following the capsize of the AC72 he was aboard whilst training for the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco Bay.

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

The Foundation principally focuses on young people between the age of 5 and 24, trying to ensure that every young person, regardless of circumstance, is given the chance to achieve their potential through sailing.

In May 2014 the Foundation opened a sailing centre at the National Sailing Academy in Portland, UK.

The Foundation has used the sailing centre to develop and evaluate the pathway of sailing programmes.

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation works collaboratively with charitable and not for profit sailing initiatives, locally, nationally and internationally, to offer both practical and financial support in the delivery of inspiring sailing programmes, in line with Bart’s pathway to success.

To ensure the day runs smoothly please register as soon as possible, so we have an idea of the number of participants.

Please register via one of the methods below
Bart's Bash Registration via
Email Registration details to the Club

REMINDER: Battle of Burghfield

A fantastic, fun event to finish off the Saturday Sailing activities.
Attack the opposition with cannonballs, steal their flags and collect the treasure!
Ammunition will be provided.
No additional weaponry permitted, no hand-to-hand combat.
You're sailors not soldiers!

Saturday 19th September, Briefing 13:30

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