On Sunday 21st September, 27 boats and over 70 crew from all the sailing clubs in the area participated in 'Bart's Bash' in Conwy Bay.
This was in memory of British Olympic Gold Medallist and America's Cup sailor, Bart Simpson, who so tragically lost his life in San Francisco Bay in the lead up to the America's Cup last year. The yachts in the Conwy Race joined boats from over 750 clubs around the world in an attempt to make Bart's Bash the largest sailing race ever.
The Guinness Book of Records criteria required 2500 boats sailing in separate races of over 25 boats so, with 27 boats in their race, the Conwy clubs were thrilled for their race to count towards the World Record. On the evening before the race a highly successful social evening was held at North Wales Cruising Club which raised over £1100 in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.