Four months to Bart's Bash

19th May at 09:34
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So topically, with the America's Cup teams in their final week of practice racing, here's a message from Ben Ainslie & Iain Percy, our founding trustees:

'It’s humbling as we look back over the last three years and think about the incredible number of clubs and their amazing event makers who have made Bart’s Bash what it is today, all of us using the event to help encourage new, and ever younger, enthusiasts all over the world to get on the water.

We’re keen to reiterate that this is YOUR CLUB’S BASH! Bart has provided us with a unique platform and opportunity to unite the world of sailing, bringing together some of the world’s sailing legends and heroes with Club sailors, grass-roots youth programmes and even total novices, all combining to produce this one extraordinary event. Bart would be so proud of what is being accomplished.

Personally it’s a very special day for us and last year we both enjoyed a fabulous day at the Hayling Island Sailing Club Bash in Hampshire. This brought back so many great memories of when we were kids; huge fun ashore and afloat. This year we have a little bit of business to attend to in Bermuda first, sorting out the America’s Cup in May and June... then we’ll let you know our plans for the biggest race on earth (well, on water!) in September.

The theme in 2016 was to support disabled sailing and we must all continue to lobby to get Sailing back into the Paralympics. As a charity, the number of projects and the spread of impact that the Andrew Simpson Foundation has been able to achieve continues to grow. We want to take this opportunity to say thank you; it is your extraordinary fundraising feats and support for Bart’s Bash that, in turn, helps us to maintain our focus to support disadvantaged young people, expand their horizons and improve young lives around the globe through sailing.

Wishing you all the best for the sailing season and together let’s make our fourth Bash in September another magical moment in memory of Bart.

Thank you once again.'

Ben and Iain

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