Bart’s Bash is the world’s largest mass participation sailing event and is run by local sailing clubs, centres and groups of sailors from all over the globe. We have created the platform for sailing clubs, centres and groups to enter the worlds largest sailing race and every sailor from grassroots to the greatest, takes part in a race at their local venue on the same date, all gaining a result in this all inclusive event.
This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage participation at your venue, introduce new people to our sport and give people the excitement of entering a global event. To date Bart’s Bash has seen over 70,000 individuals participate across 81 countries.
The event can be used to raise funds for your local club or project, or for the Foundation to allow us to continue to transform the lives of young people through sailing. Bart’s Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, honouring the memory of Olympic gold and silver medalist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, MBE, a man who was passionate about encouraging and helping others fulfill their aims.
The ASF is all about continuing Bart’s legacy and Bart’s Bash captures this perfectly. Every year the global sailing community comes together and since its inception the event has inspired thousands of people onto the water.