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Organised at Chelmarsh this page allows you to donate, all funds will be forwarded to Barts Bash


The Barts bash takes place as part of our regular sunday sailing please just pay the fee to enter all monies collected go to Barts with no deductions!


You are welcome to sail from 11:15 the Barts event will be in the afternoon. Lots of help on hand!


Shropshire sailors invited to compete in world’s largest sailing race

On September 12th Chelmarsh sailing club in Shropshire will be part of the largest sailing event in the world.  Named Bart’s Bash in honour of Olympic Gold and Silver medallist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE, the event is a global sailing race taking place at  hundreds of venues, with many thousands of sailors in  different sorts of boats from all over the world.  

Chelmarsh Sailing Club a finalist in the 2021 RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Club of the Year awards are inviting all local sailors to take part. Chelmarsh will host a Barts Bash race alongside its normal Sunday Racing. All club members including newly qualified sailors and new Junior sailors are invited with experts on hand to guide them. We also expect a strong contingent of our leisure sailors to take part.

The racing uses a handicap system and allows participants in different locations and boats to race against one another.  Founded in 2014, the inaugural event was verified by Guinness World Records as ‘The Largest Sailing Race in the World’ where it attracted over 18,000 participants of all ages and abilities across 68 different countries. 

Bart’s Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, whose core aim is to provide everyone with the chance to try sailing and enjoy the many benefits that it brings. 

Chelmarsh Sailing Club Commodore, David Partridge says, ’Its easy to overlook the fact that serious dinghy racing is enjoyed here at Chelmarsh week in and week out so it’s great to give our members the opportunity to compete on the day against some of the best sailors around the world. We want to invite all local sailors to come and compete. We are really proud to welcome more people into the sport through learn to sail and coaching sessions. Its an ethos we share wholeheartedly with ‘Bart’.

The most exciting thing for me personally is seeing young and new sailors from our learn to sail courses being able to join the worlds largest sailing regatta.

Location: chelmarsh


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13-09-2020 closed
for event participation 12-09-2021 closed
for late donations 16-10-2021 closed