Get your creative hat on and design a logo for ‘the largest dinghy sailing race' ever

The team behind a world record-breaking

sailing attempt in memory of Olympian Andrew Simpson are calling for help in

designing the event’s official logo.

Bart’s Bash is a Guinness World Record

attempt by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation to inspire sailors of all

generations to race in ‘the largest dinghy sailing race’ ever.

It was officially announced earlier this week on Tuesday, on what would have been Andrew’s 37th birthday.

Bart’s Bash will take place on Sunday 21 September

2014 with racing held simultaneously at hundreds of sailing clubs across Great


This Christmas organisers are seeking public help to create a logo worthy of the big event.

Andrew’s sister Amanda Simpson said: ‘This Christmas, you’re invited to get

your creative hat on and design a logo that will be used

to identify our campaign across the world.

‘This event is going to be big, it’s going

to be really, really big.

‘No pressure but this logo needs to be

really, really good.’

How to enter

Participants are urged to send entries to before the closing

date of Sunday 5 January 2014.

The Bart’s Bash team will shortlist their

top three and these will be put to the public boat on the event Facebook page

on Wednesday 8 January.

Voting will

close on Sunday 19 January and the winner announced on Sunday 19 January and

the winner will be announced on 1 February.          

Amanda, who is event director, added: ‘The winning logo will be given a

professional treatment so don’t be put off by a lack of IT skills.

‘Draw a picture, take a photo or design

something in any computer program, we will be inspired by the idea and it will

be finished off by out team.

‘Just like Andy would have wanted, everyone

is invited to take part. Good luck.        

 ‘It could be your design on all things Bart’s

Bash, remembering Andy and inspiring a generation.’