On Sunday 17th September 2017, Cransley Sailing Club will be taking part in the Worlds largest sailing race ever. Get the date in your diaries now!
For more information, go to : Bart's Bash
The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation 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'!
The idea is to have a mass participation club race simultaneously across the whole country. We know that 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. If 200 clubs take part, with over 10,000 sailors on the water, all sailors will become new Guinness World Record Holders for dinghy racing in Andrew 'Bart' Simpson's name.
Just Giving Page - Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation
Format of the day:
9am set up for the BBQ and social event
10.30am photo of all competitors
11am Bart's Bash Guinness World Record (minimum of £5 donation per sailor which will go to the Bart's Foundation)
1pm approx - BBQ opens bring along family and friends
afternoon social sailing
About the charity - Just Giving Page
Andrew or 'Bart' was a Gold and Silver Olympic medallist & America’s Cup sailor who was tragically killed in a training accident. ASSF was founded by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah to honor him by encouraging youngsters into sailing and to enjoy the water as much as he did.