Today (21st September 2014) we took part in Bart's Bash and with 36 boats on the water we did our bit for the World Record attempt. Congratulations to all involved, especially to those participating in their first race. I hope it will encourage you to try a regular race in future. Results are being compiled and will be submitted to the official Bart’s Bash website within the next 24 hours. Here you will be able to see how you fared against the world’s best. Redesmere’s results will be put onto the website shortly too. Also, some pictures of the day have been placed into the website gallery. Check them out.
Also, the start and finish were recorded as evidence of our participation. The start has been added to youtube for your viewing pleasure! Ever wondered what happens in the committee boat before the start - find out here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bro7MSbs7B8
A very special thanks to the officers, safety crew and witnesses who all did a splendid job.
We have registered to take part in Barts Bash, the largest sailing event in the world www.bartsbash.co.uk . We will be racing against over 600 clubs in 60 different countries and against Yachts, dinghies and windsurfers, all attempting a world record.
We are registered on Barts Bash site http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/redesmere-sailing-club and you can now sign up to race on the day. If you do race on the day, you will be racing against Ben Ainslie in a Finn, Iain Percy in a Star, Paul Goodison in a Moth, Jimmy Spithill in a Melges E-Scow and Loick Peyron in his Trimaran.
By entering the race now, our club will get an idea as to the number of people who intend to race on the day and it will also give us a good representation on the Barts Bash website.
The event is a fundraiser for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, www.andrewsimpsonsailing.org.uk and we will be asking for a £5 donation as your entry fee for each person sailing on the day.
It would be great if as a club, we could rally round and support this great cause whilst having our clubs largest race on the water and racing against a “whos who of sailing superstars”.
In order to complete the registration you need to
1) Click here http://www.bartsbash.co.uk/club/redesmere-sailing-club
2) Click Sign me up
3) Enter your details, Personal, club and boat
Come and join in the fun at Redesmere Sailing Club’s Annual Raft Race!
Enter a team with your own raft or use one built by the Club
Join a raft on the day
Just come to watch the fun and enjoy the attractions on the shore
Open from 12.30 Races 2.30 onwards
|• Hot and Cold snacks||• Hot and Cold drinks|
|• Licensed bar||• Stalls|
|• Raffles||• Games|
• Bouncy Castle
Follow the link for more information and an entrance form
Congratulations to Redesmere sailor Drew Gibbons on earning victory at the 2014 RYA Eric Twiname Championships.
Drew finished first in two of the three races in the Optimist fleet, to finish first overall. The event, which took place on the 10th of May at Rutland water, draws sailors from nationwide Zone squads and was well attended with 71 competitors in the Oppie fleet.
You can read about the event and Drew’s fantastic achievement by following this link to the Yachts and Yachting article.