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ELYC - We will be sailing - dinghies & yachts from 11.00 on Sunday 17 September 2017. Donations to sailing affected by Hurricane Irma. Sail Loft Cafe open from 9.30am

It's time to pull together


The Andrew Simpson Foundation & Bart's Bash (16-17th September) unite in this time of crisis to provide aid for rebuilding grassroots sailing programmes & communities affected by Hurricane Irma.

A number of sailing and yacht clubs in the Caribbean that have been affected by Hurricane Irma have taken part in Bart's Bash in previous years and had planned to hold an event during this weekend's Bart's Bash.
In light of recent events, the Andrew Simpson Foundation has pledged to use the funds raised from this year's Bart's Bash to help those affected eventually rebuild their community sailing projects, allowing them to continue to deliver grassroots sailing programmes to young people.

Founding Trustee and most recently, Artemis Racing's Team Manager for the America's Cup, Iain Percy, commented: "The news and images from the Caribbean are simply horrific and the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma has been something none of us has ever witnessed on this scale. Our thoughts go out to everyone affected. As a Foundation we are keen to contribute some practical help through our global Bart's Bash fundraising and participation initiative."
The funds raised will be distributed via Member National Associations (MNA's) of World Sailing to areas affected. 


We're into the final countdown for Bart's Bash 2017, which kicks off THIS SATURDAY (16th September).

Sign up now at to be a part of it 


Donate to the Bart's Bash Hurricane Irma Fund



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