Set sail for bash

Wanneroo Times - - Look Local - 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 who died in an ac­ci­dent while pre­par­ing for the Amer­ica’s Cup.

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, ‘come and try’ ses­sions will be pro­vided at HYC for the month of Oc­to­ber fol­low­ing the open­ing day on Oc­to­ber 8 and cul­mi­nat­ing with Dis­cover Sail­ing Day on Oc­to­ber 22. To find out more or make a do­na­tion go to www.barts­bash.com or call HYC on 9246 2833.

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