VISC Liaison

VISC Liaison

Join Us for this Year’s Bart’s Bash 2022!

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: 10th September 2022

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

Availability of boats: 12 pirates (please see below for details regarding registration)

Cost: €50/person, to be paid in CASH at registration

Should you wish to sail with your own boat the cost per person will remain the same.


Registration opens at 9.30 a.m.

Skipper’s briefing: 10 a.m.

1st Race start: 10.30 a.m.

2nd Race start: 11.30 a.m.

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

End of Bart’s Bash: 12 to 1 p.m.


There are two registration links, one for VISC members and one for NOn-Members.

When registering please indicate clearly your first and last name, if you plan on helming or not and if you have a crew as follows: Melanie Smith (crew, Michael Mueller)

Here are the links:

VISC members only:

Non club members:


As there will be more sailors than boats available, please be aware that the first race of the day VISC members will be given priority. For the second race all Non-VISC members will have the chance to compete. The winner of Bart’s Bash will be selected according to the low point system. Thus, the podium will be shared to also further increase bonding among sailors.

Please be aware that this is a friendly competition without prize money.

For VISC Members: please understand that you can only participate in the first morning race for Bart’s Bash. Once Bart’s Bash is finished, we will continue with VISC’s annual Autumn Regatta.

Race officer: John Plumb


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. In addition to this, a raffle will also take place offering delicacies from all over the world as well as home made goodies (for example Christmas Cake by Liz Plumb). All proceeds of the bake sale and the raffle will go to Bart’s Bash. Please feel free to contribute to either or.

We will also have merchandise of Bart’s Bash at location for you to purchase. All proceeds of this will go to Bart’s Bash.

There will also be merchandise of the VISC Club available for purchase. 20% of this sale will go to Bart’s Bash.

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

FOR VISC Members Only:

As soon as Bart’s Bash is over, we will continue sailing and the event will become our Autumn Regatta.

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!


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