Bart’s Bash is a charity regatta which takes place once a year on the same day across the world in honour of Andrew Simpson, an exceptional sailor, who started the Andrew Simpson foundation with the aim of bringing the joy of sailing to everyone, especially the less fortunate.

Event details:

When: 16th September 2023

Where: Segelschule Hofbauer powered by Boats2Sail, An der Oberen Alten Donau 186, 1220 Vienna

Which boats are available: pirates

Cost: €50/person (or €100/boat), to be paid in CASH at registration

€30/person if you are sailing with your own boat

If you don’t have a sailing partner, we will find one for you!


Registration opens at 9.30 a.m.

Skipper’s briefing: 10 a.m.

1st Race start: 10.30 a.m.

Please be aware that the starting time will be dependent on wind conditions.

End of Bart’s Bash: between 12 and 1 p.m.

End of the Autumn Regatta: between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. (the results of Bart’s Bash will be counted towards the Autumn Regatta)


Preferably before September 16. Registration at location on the day of the race is also possible.

Click here for the registration link.

NoR and SI:

For the Notice of Race and the Sailing Instructions, please refer to the Bart’s Bash’ homepage.

Click here for the Sailing Instructions applicable for the day.

Race Officer: Max from Boats2Sail


All money after expenses (rental of the boats, personnel) will go to Bart’s Bash.

There will be a bake sale organized by the members of the VISC Community to raise additional funds for Bart’s Bash.  All proceeds of the bake sale will go to Bart’s Bash. Please feel free to contribute by bringing food and consuming.

Since we are in the process of ordering new merchandise, all old apparel will be at a discount.

For more information on Bart’s Bash, please click here.

If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Melanie Smith ( , +43 664 1567 554).

Looking forward to racing and sailing with you all for a good cause!