Boating: Bart's Bash to Remember


On Saturday September 14, the Sint Maarten Yacht Club will organize the Bart's Bash in Sint Maarten, a sailing race that takes place all over the world and at hundreds of sites. Thousands of sailors, on boats of different classes, will compete in this nautical event created in 2014 in memory of Andrew "Bart" Simpson, double Olympic medalist, who tragically lost his life in 2013, during training in view of the America's Cup.

This event is open to all sailing clubs, yacht clubs, schools, universities, windsurfing clubs, individuals, etc., and to any place in the world that can host a regatta.

The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) uses this nautical day as a unique opportunity to remember this sailor, but also for an annual fundraising campaign.

One of the objectives is also to give young people the opportunity to learn and enjoy sailing and regattas. There is no entry fee to participate, but the Sint Maarten Yacht Club would like participants to join in the fundraising efforts. In addition, the Yacht Club requests, as far as possible, to sponsor the boats and to transfer the profits for the sailing program dedicated to the club's young people.

Bart's Bash is certified by Guinness World Records as the largest sailing race in the world.


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