Saturday, June 10, 2017

Marion to Bermuda Race Preview

J/46 sailing offshore (Marion, MA)- On Friday June 9, 2017, the 40th Anniversary Marion to Bermuda Race will start in Buzzards Bay off Marion, Massachusetts, and finish off St. David’s Head, Bermuda.  Joining all the madness in Bermuda that includes thousands at the America’s Cup plus all the sailors participating in the Bermuda One-Two Race!!  Hosting the event are Beverly Yacht Club, Blue Water Sailing Club and the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club.

Since its inception in 1977, the Marion Bermuda Race has been a Corinthian event, and yachts are accepted by invitation. The spirit of the race is that all yachts and crew are participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition, and the camaraderie that accompanies such an offshore event. The race provides an opportunity for cruising yachts and amateur crews to participate in an ocean race and a rendezvous in Bermuda. It encourages the development of blue water sailing skills on seaworthy yachts that can be handled safely offshore with limited crew. Prizes are awarded in various categories with a bonus for celestially navigated yachts.

There are two J/teams participating in the fleet of fifty boats; the J/44 BALLYHOO skippered by Wes McMichael from Marion, MA and the J/47 TENACIOUS sailed by Barrett & Barry Levenson from Marion, MA. For more Marion to Bermuda Race sailing information Add to Flipboard Magazine.