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RADIO CONTROLLED BOATS TAKE PART IN BART’S BASH AT BRADING HAVEN YACHT CLUB

20 competitors from across the Island took part in a charity event at Brading Haven Yacht Club last Friday (15th September) raising money in aid of the Andrew Simpson Foundation.

Bart’s Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson MBE, who passionately believed that everyone should have the chance to try sailing and enjoy the many benefits that it brings.

For the 1st time, Radio Controlled Model Yachts took part with representatives from Brading Haven YC, Ryde Model YC and Brook YC present.

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The racing, in the format of a relay race, had 5 teams each represented by members from each club racing round a course set in Bembridge Harbour in a light easterly breeze.

The winners, Chris Brooks, Tod Baker and Colin Bass were presented with their prizes by BHYC Commodore Jeff Cowen whilst celebrating their win at the bar.

All in they raised £317.00.

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