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Gallery: Upminster sailing club takes part in Guinness World Record attempt

PUBLISHED: 15:38 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:49 22 September 2014

Sailors from Bart's Bash and SYM sailing club join  the Guinness Record attempt on the largest sailing event in the world at Stubbers Adventure Centre

Sailors from Bart's Bash and SYM sailing club join the Guinness Record attempt on the largest sailing event in the world at Stubbers Adventure Centre

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The wind blew in the right direction as a sailing club did its bit to break a world record.

The Stubbers Young Mariners (SYM) Sailing Club in Ockendon Road, Upminster, joined sailors from across the globe to break the world record for the largest sailing event in the world.

Sailors took part in simultaneous races in 65 countries between 12am and 11.59pm British summer time in each respective country yesterday, with an estimated 14,000 sailors involved in the event globally.

The Bart’s Bash event - held in memory of sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson - saw the SYM sailors take to Russell’s Lake at the Stubbers Adventure Centre in Upminster, with 27 boats competing.

The sailing club put out two boats more than what was required to smash the world record and is now waiting on confirmation from Guinness World Records.

Event organiser Barbara Flynn, of Hornchurch, said: “It went brilliantly, it was a fantastic event and the weather was very kind.

“It was great to see everybody out there and it was very exiting to be a part of it.”

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