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Record-breaking dinghy race to honour Olympian Andrew Simpson

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Preparations are underway for the largest-ever dinghy sailing race to be held in memory of Olympian Andrew Simpson.
The sporting event, dubbed 'Bart's Bash', is due to launch on 1 February 2014 and aims to make it into the Guinness World Records book.
It is being organised in memory of the America's Cup sailor and double Olympic medallist, who was nicknamed 'Bart' by his friends and colleagues.
Simpson tragically died in May this year, aged 36, while training for the 34th Americas Cup.
A sailing charity to benefit children, set up in his memory, is going from strength to strength and recently named Ferndown First School pupils Harry Burton and Sydney Tabor as the first 'Andrew Simpson Sports Ambassadors'. (Pictured here with Sir Ben Ainslie)

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Find and like 'Bart's Bash' on the social networking site Facebook to stay up to date with details and information.







Watch this space for The Bart Project team's 'big announcement' on Simpson's birthday - December 17.

       *Original story by Practical Boat Owner via  Google News                                 
             Images courtesy of: Facebook, 'Barts Bash'

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