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Save the date: 14th–15th September 2019

Clipper Race Yacht Club sign up for Bart's Bash 2015

25th March at 12:15

Last year, nine of the twelve Clipper 70 yachts took part in the race, and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston joined more than 130 alumni Clipper Race crew members and skippers spanning seven race editions on the 24.8 mile course on the Solent, specially created for the Bart’s Bash event.
The Clipper Race Yacht Club (CRYC) raised over £2,500 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.
The Clipper Race Yacht Club was set up in 2009 and has over 840 members worldwide. It is the only club in the world that requires an ocean crossing qualification and has more circumnavigators in its membership than any other club. Membership is exclusive to anyone who has participated in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Sir Robin remarked: “Bart’s Bash was a fantastic day to get the Clipper 70s out on the water and it was a pleasure to see many familiar Clipper Race faces return to Gosport once again. We had perfect sailing conditions and many experienced ocean racers competing which made the race very close and exciting, with the lead changing quite a lot.”
Continuing, he said: “Congratulations to the team at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation for creating such a successful, global sailing event. It was a proud moment for all at the CRYC to be able to join together, be part of history and raise funds for the first ever Bart’s Bash and we are looking forward to being part of the action again this year.”
The CRYC is looking forward to taking part in this very deserving cause once again to remember Bart and help promote and support the growth of sailing.
About the CRYC:
The Clipper Race Yacht Club, founded by the late Colin de Mowbray MBE, who created it as, “a logical way to bring some gentle order to this special group of adventurers,” was officially launched by the club’s President, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, and Vice President Sir Keith Mills in St Katharine Docks, London in April 2009 in order to bring like-minded former Clipper Round the World Race crew together to carry on their sailing adventures. With 840 members world-wide, the club of Clipper Race alumni annually share their experiences on and off the water, run entirely by an elected committee made up of former crew volunteers.

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Download the official poster for the "World's Largest Sailing Event"