Monday 22 September 2014

Bart's Bash

We and 1000's of others entered the attempt at the world largest global sailing race in aid of Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. The idea is pretty simple get sailing clubs all over the world to organise a 1km sailing race and co ordinate the results via the global organisation.

Hamble River Sailing Club really stepped up to the mark with over 200 registered entries making us the 4th largest club entry.

It was a windy morning and with the restrictions of the river there were three starts 5 minutes apart.

We entered what was probably the slowest boat in the race, Tosh our Cornish Cormorant. The race committee are probably still trying to figure out our handicap, but in the strong, gusty winds we had a great time and gave more than a few of the Mirror fleet a run for their money.

It was Joseph's first experience of dinghy racing and he loved it, even rail down and water almost coming over the coaming.

What a great idea and thanks to all the organisers and entrants everywhere, lets hope we made the Guinness Book of records.


  1. Well done - good turnout at our club as well... breezy old day for it...

  2. Well done max
    What a great event


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