Bart’s Bash

The recent Bart’s Bash was a wonderful success with thousands of sailors worldwide joining together in creating a new Guinness World Record for the “Largest Sailing Race Ever Held”!

More than 17,000 sailors representing over 600 clubs Worldwide took part. The event, which was organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, has raised over a quarter of a million pounds so far for the charity with donations still being counted. The RYS contributed to the cause by hosting a carvery lunch for the competitors, which raised over £180 in aid of the foundation, whose ethos is to inspire young people and transform their lives through sailing.