Bart’s Bash 2019

About Bart’s Bash

The Largest Sailing Race in the World


Bart’s Bash Returns for 2019

Bart’s Bash is a global sailing race taking place at 100’s of venues, with 1000’s of sailors in 100’s of different classes of boat around the world. Founded in 2014, the event was verified by Guinness World Records as ‘The Largest Sailing Race in the World’.

This year Bart’s Bash takes place on 14th-15th September 2019 and is open to all sailing clubs, yacht clubs, schools, universities, scout groups, sea cadets, windsurfing clubs, individuals and any venue globally that can host a race and is inspired to take part. Each individual event is organised by a venue and organising authority for all activities at the site.

Participate in the world’s largest sailing event and sign up to receive the latest Bart’s Bash event updates, guide and resources and connect with your wider sailing community!

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Giving Back to the Community


Supporting the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Bart’s Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation. We are inspired by the memory of Olympic Gold and Silver medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE, who passionately believed that everyone should have the chance to try sailing and enjoy the many benefits that it brings.

Use Bart’s Bash as your event platform and fundraise for the Andrew Simpson Foundation or your own club, venue or project. Sign up your venue to receive a full set of Bart’s Bash resources for your own event!

Since its inception, the event has successfully raised funds for the ASF which in turn has helped a huge number of sailing projects across the world and we encourage people to consider making a donation to the ASF.

Visit our Fundraising page for more information.

Progress Made Possible


Our Event Supporters

Special Thanks


Our Foundation Partners