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Bart's Bash results announced!!

Bart's Bash results announced!!

FINAL RESULTS published - Over 30,000 people took to the water for the first Bart's Bash!

Locally our Top 10 place winners were

Debbie Degge, Sam Knight, John Ling, Mike Gibson, Phil Bright, Robin Pitt, Ian Clarke, Crispen Beaumont, Steve Hawley, Caroline Whitehouse. For a full set of results take a look at the Bart's Bash web site.

Overal It was great to see over 102 sailors on the water and in the end raising £520 so far, with a further £100 approx donated directly after the closing date.

Bartley Sailing Club has a fabulous opportunity to continue to build on the good feel factor and therefore our Commodore Mike Gibson and his team have worked hard behind the scenes to organise many exciting events for next year for everyone to join in with. So please continue your support by coming to the club and enjoying what we have on offer “BARTLEY S C THE PREMIER SAILING CLUB IN WEST MIDLANDS”

We look forward to seeing you all out on the water very soon.

FINAL RESULTS published - Over 30,000 people took to the water for the first Bart's Bash!    

      Our final results, now PUBLISHED!!!, show an amazing 30,717 participants took to the water, many for their first time, around the world, for the first “Bart’s Bash” on 21 September 2014.
      As you know, the sailing race was a fund raising event in memory of Andrew Simpson, the Olympic sailor who died in a training accident in May 2013. We are delighted to say that we all raised over a quarter of a million pounds - a phenomenal amount and we are so grateful.
      Since race day the Bart's Bash results team has been busy compiling and processing tens of thousands of results and can now confirm that an incredible sixteen thousand, eight hundred and seventy (16,870) boats collectively sailed a staggering eighty seven million, seventy two thousand, seven hundred and sixty nine (87,072,769) metres, roughly the equivalent of sailing twice around the world. CIRCUM-DOUBLE-BOOM!!
      Overall winners were; Hans Wallen sailing at Cape Crow Yacht Club in Sweden in an M32 Catamaran, Riccardo Macchiavello sailing at Circolo Nautico Rapallo in Italy in an Altura 1101 and Grant Piggott sailing at Weston Sailing Club in Great Britain in a Nacra 17. For the final results table please visit http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/results/table
      Initially, we had hoped for fifty (50) clubs to sign up with two thousand (2000) participants in the UK. As you know, shortly after we announced the event we had 100 clubs within one week. Every day since our global event has grown faster than James' Giant Peach...
      Delta Lloyd open Dutch Championships recorded the highest numbers of boats sailing from the club at 233. In the UK Parkstone Yacht Club recorded a whopping one hundred and ninety four (194) boats on the water.
      The Laser Standard dominated the dinghy class leader board, taking the top spot with one thousand six hundred and seventy seven (1,677) entries, Optimists were in second place with one thousand one hundred and seventy eight (1178) boats on the water and the Laser Radial took third with nine hundred and fifty three (953) boats.
      Event Manager for Bart's Bash, Tim Anderton said "At no point could we ever have expected over five hundred (500) clubs in over sixty (60) countries to embrace the idea of getting on the water, racing, having fun and celebrating everything Bart stood for. This has to be one of the largest sailing participation events in the world. We would like to thank all those who took part in the event and a special thank to the volunteers, over seven thousand of them, who made it possible."
      To view a video showing the highlights of the day please visit http://youtu.be/NxOC8ICaqPI
      You all took part and rocked the socks off the sailing world in some way - our hats are doffed to you and we hope you enjoy seeing your global rankings!! In case you have got the bug, there maybe a big announcement about Bart's Bash 2 - 'The Second Sail' on December 17th, this year. #justsayin'
      Thank you so much for being a part of this. Best wishes from Jez, Tony, Tim and the whole Bart's Bash team.
      For more information contact
      Amy Harvey
      07554 968 968
      Follow Bart’s Bash
      The event official hashtags are #bartsbash #sailonbart
      Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation
      The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation transforms the lives of young people through sailing. Everything we do is driven by our belief that all young people have the ability to excel – through sailing we provide opportunities to grow, achieve and to inspire excellence.
      Inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medallist Andrew “Bart” Simpson, and founded by Sir Ben Ainslie CBE, Iain Percy OBE and Andrew’s wife Leah, the Foundation helps young people to develop the personal skills that will improve their ability to succeed in life and to improve access to jobs and careers within the maritime sector.
      Our activity principally focuses on young people between the age of 5 and 24, and we work to realise the opportunities presented by the unique combination of the challenge of time on the water with life changing inspiration and encouragement.
      The Foundation’s activities include a number of major projects: Bart’s Bash, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre, our Ambassador programme, and our developing International programme.
      The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre is a sailing school at the London 2012 Olympic venue in Weymouth and Portland which we opened on 9 May 2013 and is used to provide sailing opportunities for young people and to support our charitable activities.
      For more details on the Foundation’s charitable aims and work, please click here.
      Follow the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation

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