- Bart's Bash at Wakatere - RESULTS
- Our club is registered on the Bart’s Bash site HERE – Wakatere BC page
- Wakatere BC Facebook
- Live Sail Die Facebook
While the forecast did not deliver the expected weather patterns, the Bart’s Bash event certainly delivered. We hosted an event with 191 registered individuals on 124 boats, sailing a number of different classes from Optimists to 18 Ft Skiffs and the RNZYS Youth Squad on their Elliot 7m. Everything and everyone came together, making the Wakatere leg of the Bash the first in the world.
The threat of severe monetary penalty for any starting infringement worked well as the mass start got away first time for Olympians and Rookies alike. This was helped by a persistent and unfriendly tidal flow which kept all competitors back from the line! It was a truly magnificent sight and one captured by Darren and the team at Live Sail Die who produced an outstanding video and photographic record, which by all accounts astounded the UK organisers – the dolphins certainly helped! See all media links below.
Our results have been collated by Simone Nicholas (according to Guinness World Record guidelines) and sent to the UK and somehow they will determine a worldwide winner. So keep an eye on the Bart’s Bash website for updates but with only 102 clubs showing results so far, this may be some time - Barts Bash UK results
The charity auction under the direction of PJ Montgomery was a great success. The final amount raised was approx. $5500 for the associated charity. I would like to acknowledge all the folk who generously donated items for the auction and the participants in the bidding wars.
I must also pass on my thanks to those who administered the racing, Mike Drummond and Kim Admore, and ensured that we complied with the criteria for the Guinness World Record both on the water and ashore; to PJ Montgomery for his auction skills and enthusiasm for driving ‘the price up’; to the Wakatere organising committee under the direction of Amanda Michel who planned for months and liaised with the UK; and finally to the club volunteers who made the event such a success. We captured the spirit of the event and Wakatere’s values as a family focused club.
-Craig Smith, Commodore
Photos & video of our Barts Bash
- Live Sail Die photos and event film Live Sail Die Barts Bash at Wakatere Boating Club
- Ocean Photography video on the day Barts Bash New Zealand
- Ocean Photography second video Bart's Bash - Extra fun stuff