Bart's Bash


Bart's Bash

Bart's Bash is a global sailing race taking place at hundreds of venues, with thousands of sailors in hundreds of different classes of boat around the world.

This incredible event works on the assumption that sailing venues host their races at weekends and we invite them to unite in one colossal global sailing event. Bart's Bash is open to all sailing clubs, yacht clubs, scout groups, sea cadets, windsurfing clubs, individuals and any venue globally that can host a race and are inspired to take part.

Put simply, it's the day the world goes sailing!

It's a day the sailing community remembers Andrew 'Bart' Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who tragically lost his life whilst training for the America's Cup in 2013.

Bart's Bash was founded in 2014 and was verified by Guinness World Records as The Largest Sailing Race in the World.

Bart's Bash has seen more than 45,000 sailors participate in the event in 62 countries across the two years. We hope that in 2016, we can grow the event to be even bigger and continue to help raise awareness of the sport!

The race details will be set locally by each venue. Find out which venues are involved here:




16 September 2017 - 17 September 2017


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