All aboard as Bart’s Bash returns to Bewl

Pam Mills

Founded in 2014, the event is verified by Guinness World Records as the largest sailing contest in the world, with hundreds of venues taking part around the planet.

It commemorates the life of Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson, a double Olympic medallist who was tragically killed while training for the America’s Cup in 2013.

Entry is free – with the usual £3 parking charge for cars – but you can donate to the Andrew Simpson Foundation, which aims to increase participation in the sport and improve the lives of young people through sailing.

Last year 22 vessels took to the water. This year the day’s briefing begins at 10.30am with the races starting at arond 11am.

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PICTURE: RIDE THE WAVE: Bart’s Bash is the largest sailing race in the world

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