Bart’s Bash

What is Bart’s Bash?

Bart’s Bash, launched in 2014, is the world’s largest sailing event that is run by sailing clubs, community sailing programmes, sail training centres, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets and even groups of sailors, all around the world.

The main aims of the event are to increase international awareness of participation in sailing, and to raise funds for the Foundation to help support a range of sustainable projects, using sailing to improve the lives of children and young people globally.

The first Bart’s Bash inspired over 700 sailing clubs from more than 60 different countries to take part in their own individual Bart’s Bash race at their location, helping to encourage more people to get on the water and enjoy a day’s racing. In January 2015, Bart’s Bash was awarded a Guinness World Record for staging the largest sailing race in 24 hours.


2017 Fundraising Campaign

Bart’s Bash (16-17 September) is the main fundraising platform for the Andrew Simpson Foundation this year and anything you can do to help us is greatly appreciated. There are many different ways to support the cause.

The Andrew Simpson Foundation continues to promote the sport and all the benefits it brings to people of all abilities. A number of Islands in the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Irma have taken part in Bart’s Bash in previous years and were due to take part in 2017.

In light of recent events, the Andrew Simpson Foundation has pledged to use the funds raised from this year’s Bart’s Bash to help those affected rebuild their community sailing projects, allowing them to continue to deliver grassroots sailing to programmes young people.

For all enquiries regarding fundraising and how you and/or your club can make a difference to the Andrew Simpson Foundation, please contact

Full details and results from Bart’s Bash events can be found at

Bart’s Bash 2017 merchandise will be made available at with all profits being donated to the Andrew Simpson Foundation.


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Download the poster

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