Bart’s Bash: A global sailing race and fundraising event
Published on July 30th, 2014
On May 9, 2013, Olympic medalist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson tragically died in a training accident in San Francisco Bay while preparing for the America’s Cup competition. What came out of that regrettable day is The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, which among its projects is the promotion of ‘Bart’s Bash’.
The inaugural Bart’s Bash in 2014 seeks to establish a benchmark record for the largest multi-venue sailing race. With the assistance of Guinness World Record, this new record category has been designed. Here are the criteria:
- Any organized race in the world may participate. A minimum of 25 boats must compete for the race to qualify.
- The race course must be at least 1km long, the race time must be at least 15 minutes long, and the race must start and finish between 00.00 and 23.59 GMT on September 21.
- To set the Guinness World Record benchmark, a total of at least 2500 boats must compete in all the participating races.
Registration for race organizers closes on September 14. Online entries for individual participants will close on September 19, after which sign-ups can be done with the race host directly.
Additional race criteria – Fundraising details