Along with many thousands of sailors around the world, GWSC will be racing in Bart’s Bash on September 17, 2017
In light of recent events, the Andrew Simpson Foundation has pledged to use the funds raised from this year’s Bart’s Bash to help those affected eventually rebuild their community sailing projects, allowing them to continue to deliver grassroots sailing programmes to young people.
Founding Trustee and most recently, Artemis Racing’s Team Manager for the America’s Cup, Iain Percy, commented: “The news and images from the Caribbean are simply horrific and the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma has been something none of us has ever witnessed on this scale. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected. As a Foundation we are keen to contribute some practical help through our global Bart’s Bash fundraising and participation initiative.”
- The Largest Sailing Race in the World – in memory of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson
- Raising money for Disabled Sailing and Disadvantaged Young Sailors
We plan to race on Sunday 17th September in the afternoon i.e. after lunch and not starting before 14h00. There will only be one race during the afternoon of about one hour and fifteen minutes with several starts to cover different classes.