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Cock of the Harbour and Bart's Bash this Sunday

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From Woollahra Sailing Club ("WSC").......

Hi everyone!

With the beautiful weather on the weekend, there's really no excuse not to get out on the water this weekend...

But! If you need one, we're holding the annual Cock of the Harbour Race!

Who will take the crown? Will it be a moth, an opti, maybe a 29er or... An 18ft skiff?

Yes, you read correctly! There is an open invitation to all off the beach classes to the race... Especially because of your other excuse to get out on the water, Bart's Bash!

"The inaugural Bart’s Bash is a sailing race that will be run by sailing clubs all around the world on behalf of the charity, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Each sailing club will sail an individual Bart’s Bash race at their location (with certain set requirements to meet our world record criteria) on Sunday 21 September 2014.  It is the major fundraising event for the Foundation..."

FAQ*

Q. What really is this all about?

A. To put it simply- Bart's Bash is a world record attempt regatta being held in memory of the late Andrew Simpson. Clubs and sailors all around the world will be taking part in what will become, by proxy, the biggest sailing race ever!

A- What if I don't sail a moth? I can't win the event so why bother competing?

Fear not traditional class sailors, the  event has a yardstick system that allows for a fair race. (...a lot could be said for calling a harbour circumnavigation in an opti fair!)

Q- Do I donate separately?

A- We will be making the donation on behalf of the club, via the Cock of the Harbour entry fees. You can always donate more if you'd like to!

Q- My wife's Great Aunt is having a luncheon to celebrate her cat's upcoming birthday, so the likelyhood of me being able to come is minimal. Can we host the event on another day?

A- Unfortunately there is a 24 hour period for the event to be completed within. So you'll have to live vicariously through Facebook and instagram. We would recommend @exec and @mel have fun keeping your green eyed monster at bay!

Q- So what's in it for me?

A. Well, unless you are far superior than most humans and already have a world record against your name or you don't like sunny weather and sea breezes, we can't think of any reason not to get involved. Plus charity has been proven to give everyone "warm and fuzzies". If you don't get this feeling, you can take up your fight with science...


Q. Ok, so you've convinced me... Even though I sail a laser and I hate the warm and fuzzy feeling, I will be there on the day. What do I need to do?

A- Easy! Just head over to the Bart's Bash page and register yourself for what is sure to be a fun day! The link to the WSC page can be found here - http://beta.bartsbash.co.uk/club/woollahra-sailing-club

It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and as sailors, a cause that hits home...

See you on the water!

WSC

*FAQ have been generated by WSC staff to benefit their members, and use examples of highly probable situations that may arise. They are not based on any club member or associate.