The Andrew Simpson Foundation is attempting to break the Guinness World Record by having “The Largest Sailing Race in 24 Hours (Multiple Venues)” Guinness World Record attempt
Colin Weston invites any cruisers who are not already taking part in any other organised entry to join Medway Yacht Club on Sunday. The estimated start time for cruisers is 11.30 and 11.40. Race control on the day is on VHF Channel 37.
To take part and be part of the record attempt at Medway Yacht Club you will need to sign up to race at http://www.bartsbash.co.uk and follow the ‘sign me up’ link and create an ‘account’ (not a financial account unless you want to follow the Just Giving link to fundraise). If you do not sign up you can still take part in the race so register on the Sunday morning.
Registration on the day is 0800hrs and 0930 for group 1 and 0800hrs to 1000hrs for group 2 on the morning of the 21st September in MYC library or by completing the attached form at Chatham Marina.
We are asking a minimum contribution of £5 per boat/person which we will collect from you at registration, all of which will go to the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.
It is the intention to sail the Magula Trophy on the 21st but this is to be confirmed.
Pirates Cave have donated a prize to the first boat in each group over the finish line. So many thanks to them for their kind donations.
Schedule – timings
The provisional schedule of start times (subject to any changes depending on how many boats we get):
- Oppies 10.00 hrs
- Toppers & PY ≥ 1116 10.10
- Dinghies PY ≤ 1115 10.20 (not Wayfarers)
- Slow Cruisers 11.30
- Fast Cruisers 11.40
- Dragons and Sonatas 11.50
- Squibs and Wayfarers 12.00
This schedule and the group of classes for each start may change so check the MYC Bart’s Bash homepage (see below). We will post any last minute changes on the club notice board on the morning of 21st September.
Briefing will be at 0930hrs for group 1 and 1030hrs for group 2 on the morning of the 21st.
The course will be decided on the day depending on the wind direction and conditions.
We are planning a prize giving as soon as we can after racing.
Last Note; As this race has mushroomed to a massive Worldwide event it has become a huge organisational fete, the organisers have had to change many details to fit in with the Guinness World Records Organisation, who are very strict. We need to have at least 25 boats taking part so please support the event by signing up (so we know too) and turning up!
Any questions please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Bart’s Bash Social
Saturday 20th September 2014. On Saturday evening at 7.30pm there is a supper and raffle to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. It is a 3 course supper with coffee for £20 – £5 of which is going to the charity. Please book your table and pay at the office
- Starter: Salmon & Coriander Fishcake with Lime Salsa
- Main: Stuffed Chicken Breast with Parma Ham and Asparagus. Served with a Hollandaise Sauce. Served with New potatoes and Green Beans.
- Dessert: Chocolate Fondant with Honeycomb Ice Cream
More details of the event: