Ever wanted to be a Guinness World Record Holder? Now is your chance!
Rather than our usual Centreboard Racing this Sunday, we will be doing something a little different. The Clubs of Pittwater are uniting to be involved in the Biggest Sailing Event in the World, Barts Bash.
For those Keelboat owners RMYC are running a Barts Bash event for you, visit the RMYC Barts Bash Site for registration details: http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/royal-motor-yacht-club-newport
When: Sunday, 21 September
Time: 1100 start
Where: Pittwater, RPAYC
What: Passage race around the yellow markers in Pittwater
What is Barts Bash?
Bart’s Bash is a global sailing event being sailed at all local sailing or yacht clubs around the world on the same day, Sunday 21 September 2014 on behalf of a charity, The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.
What is the Andrew Simpson Foundation?
As you may recall, Andrew “Bart” Simpson tragically passed away while training for the America’s Cup in May 2013. Andrew was an incredible sailor who won Gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Silver at the 2012 London Olympics in the Star Class and believed in the next generation of sailors. The Foundation is a charity that was set up in memory of Andrew Simpson by Sir Ben Ainslie, Iain Percy and Andrew’s wife Leah to inspire the next generation through sailing.
How is RPAYC getting involved?
The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club has signed up for Barts Bash and will be hosting a Centreboard Dinghy Passage Race on Sunday the 21 of September. The Royal Motor Yacht Club will be hosting a Yacht Passage Race on the same day.
What can I sail?
All classes of Dinghies are invited to compete through the RPAYC, with all Yachts invited to compete through RMYC.
How do I sign up?
Enter the race by signing up through the Barts Bash Website
How much does it cost?
There is no entry fee for this event. However, we do encourage everyone to donate to the Andrew Simpson Foundation (through the Barts Bash Website).
You must sign up or else you won’t be a Guinness World Record Holder!
For more information, visit the Barts Bash website or contact the RPAYC Sailing Office.
Centreboard Sailing – Get your entries in!
Don’t forget to enter into the RPAYC Centerboard Series. Results for the 1st Club Championship Round will be completed on Friday. We are giving you until Thursday the 18 of Septemeber to enter or else you will not be receiving a result.
Make sure you enter!
Want to be a TV Star?
Channel 7’s Sydney Weekender program will be filming for their Discover Sailing Day segment on Friday this week and are in need of some sailors to be part of the filming at RPAYC
Last year’s segment can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=y6utuFcY0Vg
Everyone is invited.
For more information and how to be part of the day, contact Tom Brewer in the Sailing Office (email@example.com)