Bart’s Bash is back in 2017, planned for Sunday 17th September as a single event run in conjunction with DBYC.
Online registration is now available only through the Bart’s Bash website, http://www.bartsbash.com/. The LBC event page for Bart’s Bash for registration can be found here:-
This is one of the biggest events of the entire year! Join us. Questions? email to David Hopgood email@example.com
The Bart’s Bash is a multi-club worldwide sailing event which in 2014 broke the record for the largest sailing event in history with 9.484 boats participating. This year will mark the fourth annual event and participants will not only be competing against boats in their own club, but against thousands around the globe with the world results being posted after the race. Discovery bay Yacht Club and the Lantau Boat Club will hold a joint event which will take place in the waters to the East of Lantau. The aim of the event is to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and Sailability Hong Kong.
The Andrew Simpson Foundation is named in memory Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, an Olympic Gold Medallist sailor who tragically lost his life while training for the 2013 America’s Cup. During his life, Bart was enthusiastic about raising awareness of sailing and encouraging young sailors to the sport. The Foundation named after him raises cash to encourage and enable young and disadvantaged sailors around the world. In 2016, the foundation made a substantial donation to Sailability Hong Kong for the purchase of essential equipment.