Sailors up for a record attempt

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Emberton Park Sailing Club has become one of the UK’s first sailing clubs to sign up to a major global event this summer which will attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Event ever held.

In September this year, sailing clubs from around the world will simultaneously start this unique race at 11.00 am British Summer Time (BST) no matter where in the world they are.

Participating clubs in Australia will even be taking part in the middle of the night!

In doing so, this will be the first global mass participation club race of its kind ever staged. Over 230 clubs have now signed up from more than 20 countries with more than 50,000 sailors expected to take part.

Entitled ‘Bart’s Bash’, the event will raise funds for The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

For more information about the attempt, or if you’d like to try sailing, email