Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

World Stage; Local Sailing Club to Compete against the World in Special Event

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

World Stage; Local Sailing Club to Compete against the World in Special Event

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Byline: Matthew McInerney sport@dailyexaminer.com.au

IT IS not often you can compete against some of the world's best sportspeople on your home surf.

Local sailors have the opportunity to do just that Sunday when Clarence River Sailing Club joins more than 700 clubs in the first "Bart's Bash".

It is the first time the ambitious event has been attempted, and it did not take long for CRSC to hoist their sails in support.

CRSC member Tony Rose said he floated the idea at a recent general meeting.

"We usually have a regatta but we were struggling to find a free weekend and I'd heard of this so threw it out there," Rose said.

"There hasn't been too many get back to us so far but we are confident of getting numbers."

As well as a global fundraising and sailing event, Bart's Bash will also attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the "largest sailing race in 24 hours (multiple venues)".

To be eligible for the Guinness World Record there must be 25 entrants, the course must be at least one kilometre long and last a minimum of 15 minutes. …

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