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Dorset Leading Record Breaking Sailing Event for Olympian Simpson


10:29am 19th December 2013
(Updated 11:30am 19th December 2013)

Dorset is set to host a world record sailing event in memory of Olympic Sailor Andrew Simpson.

Affectionately known as Bart he was tragically killed whilst training for the America's Cup in San Francisco back in May.

Now, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has announced plans for a worldwide sailing race next September called Bart's Bash.

His sister Amanda is leading the event and told Wessex FM a number of Dorset clubs have already signed up to take part;

"I haven't seen the list myself, but I know that we have about 10 in the Dorset area already and of course we're looking for more. It's going to be a great race."

"We've also had interest from the US, Canada, Kenya, France, New Zealand and Australia too so all over the world."

You can learn more about Bart's Bash here.

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