Archive for October 2018

Barts Bash Sailing Gearing Up For Guinness World Record

It is the 5th year of the Guinness world record-breaking event and its celebrating by trying to beat the record made in 2014 as the largest sailing competition in 24 hours. Anyone can take part in the festivities, which would be held at the sailing academy in Portland regardless of whether one has a boat or knows how to sail.

The Andrew Simpson Foundation has put most of its boats for grabs and it can be raced as part of the attempt to make a record. In addition, there are boats which are helmed by best skilled instructors for those who are new to sailing yet want to get involved. During the race, the team of Andre Simpson Sailing Centre will organize a series of activities for everyone, including children and the ones who don’t wish to take part in sailing.

In addition to some of the exciting activities, barbeque and local band music is being arranged post the race has finished. Iain Percy, the Foundation Trustee said they are delighted with the opportunity to offer sailing with a platform for global fundraising with the help of Bart’s Bash event. Percy sees it as an excellent opportunity for those taking part in Bart’s Bash sailing clubs to raise funds to help the domestic sailing projects and continue to help the Foundation to achieve its objectives. It’s been 5 years and they could not be prouder of the things they have accomplished so far and Bart would equally take pride in it.

The Andrew Simpson Foundation honored the Olympic champion from Sherborne who had a tragic death in 2013. He had a strong belief that everyone must have the opportunity to try their hands on sailing. The objective of the mission is to honor the legacy of Andrew by maximizing participation and improving lives of youth with the help of the sports that he liked.

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