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Largest Dinghy Dinghy Gathering ever - World record attempt


'Just how big can a dinghy gathering grow? - Guinness Book of Records attempt'    .

British sailor Andrew Simpson was a gold and silver Olympic medallist, an America’s Cup professional who was tragically killed in a training accident on San Francisco Bay in May 2013.

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and family members to encourage youngsters into sailing, is planning a monster sized attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for 'The Largest Dinghy Sailing Race' in the World Ever, which they are calling 'Bart's Bash'!


Iain Percy (right) and Andrew Simpson (GBR), acknowledge the crowd at the medal ceremony for the Men’s Keelboat (Star) event in The London 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. -  onEdition ©  
The idea is to have a mass participation club race simultaneously across Britain. Pretty much every club in the country has a race on Sunday morning, with all kinds of boats taking part, the goal is to get everyone participating together to create one big race. The goal is to get over 200 clubs taking part, with over 10,000 sailors on the water, they will become new Guinness World Record Holders for dinghy racing in Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's name.

Jez Payne from 'The Bart Project' commented 'It is one of those ideas that has huge potential to be a major, major event that absolutely honours the core of what Andrew was about'.

British sailors who are the 'right person to sign their club up' are invited to email tim@bartsbash.co.uk. An event briefing for clubs & competitors is going to be launched on the first of February and there will be further dates for the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions.

'Bart's Bash' will be on Sunday 21st September, 2014, so there's plenty of time to plan.

To get more details, go to the website: http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/

Andrew, or ‘Bart’ to his friends, was the person that everyone turned to for guidance, from beginners to people at the top of their game. Supporting the next generation was something he was extremely passionate about, so this is a fitting tribute.


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