Club sailors for Bart’s Bash on Sun­day

North Coast Times - - SPORT - John Bird

SAILORS at Hil­larys Yacht Club will join with thou­sands of oth­ers around the world this Sun­day in a race to set a Guin­ness World Record and raise money for the An­drew (Bart) Simp­son Sailing Foun­da­tion.

The race is a metaphor for how Simp­son lived his life; it’s about valu­ing what we have that is great, com­pet­ing at the high­est level, seek­ing to sup­port ev­ery up and com­ing sailor, shar­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, pro­vid­ing en­cour­age­ment, ex­pect­ing ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment.

Simp­son was a gold and sil­ver

Olympic medal­list and sailor who died in an ac­ci­dent while pre­par­ing for the Amer­ica’s Cup.

As a pre­cur­sor to the forth­com­ing sailing sea­son at HYC the race will bring to­gether yachts from the keel, dinghy and cruis­ing di­vi­sions to max­imise par­tic­i­pa­tion and fundrais­ing ef­forts.

The north­ern rock wall groyne on North­side Drive (Hil­larys Ma­rina) will pro­vide great view­ing of the start of the race at 10am.

If you like what you see, an op­por­tu­nity to ‘come and try’ will be pro­vided at HYC for the month of Oc­to­ber fol­low­ing the Open­ing Day on Oct 8 and cul­mi­nat­ing with Dis­cover Sailing Day on Oct 22.

To find out more or make a do­na­tion go to www.barts­bash.com.

Con­tact HYC on 9246 2833 for Oc­to­ber Op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Bart’s Bash is on this Sun­day.

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