Video: Why you should sign up to the second Bart’s Bash
For the second time, a remarkable sailing event will take place in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. The 2015 Bart's Bash will take place on Sunday 20th September.
Bart’s Bash was conceived in 2014 as a mass participation event On Sunday7 21st September 2014 over 30,700 people took part in the racing, across 50 countries, raising an incredible £366,392 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.
And now the organizers want to repeat the amazing event and raise even more. The second Bart’s Bash will take place on 20th September at locations around the globe. You can sign up to sail by clicking here http://my.bartsbash.com/
ASSF Trustee Iain Percy OBE said “last year was an incredible event so this year we have decided to do it all over again. This time we want to get even more people on the water so we have introduced Bart’s Buddies. We have all promised our friends and family to take them sailing one day so why not this day, a day where we can have fun together and remember Bart whilst doing so. Now that the sign up process is live I urge and encourage everyone to sign up to take part and be a part of this ground breaking event”
Video: Top sailors have made a video to explain the significance of Bart’s Bash.
Sailors including Sir Robin- Knox-Johnston, Sir Ben Ainslie, Tom Slingsby and Shirley Robertson OBE are encouraging sailors and non-sailors from across the world to take to the water on 20 September 2015.
The 2015 campaign aims to increase participation even further across the world with the ultimate goal of becoming the world’s biggest sporting event. Any sailing clubs, community sailing programmes, sail training centres, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets and even groups of sailors globally can hold a Bart’s Bash race.
An unforgettable experience
With an aim to make Bart’s Bash the biggest sporting event in the World the team have introduced Bart’s Buddies to the event. This is a great opportunity for those who already sail to introduce friends, family and work colleagues to the sport and to give them an unforgettable experience on the water.
Another exciting new concept added by the team is he Bart’s Bash Buoy race. This is possibly the easiest way to get lots of people on the water and involved in the event, without the need of a set start time, start line, complex course and the full racing management ,venues can run a simple 'race' from the shore to a mark (Bart’s Buoy) and back to shore.
Where is the money raised spent?
Bart’s Bash is one of the valuable fund raising events for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, allowing it to facilitate a range of sustainable projects, using sailing to transform the lives of children and young people globally.
Sign up to sail - http://my.bartsbash.com/
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