RHADC Bermuda- June 14, 2017: Jambi, a new Hinckley Bermuda 50 skippered by John Levinson [Southport, CT] crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 12:47:00 ADT to take line honors in the 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race. Jambi had an unofficial elapsed time of 4 days 23 hours 36 minutes 11 seconds. Based on her starting time of 12:55 EDT on June 9, that is 118 hours 52 minutes and 11 Seconds.
Jambi,  a new Hinckley Bermuda 50 skippered by John Levinson crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 12:47:00 ADT to take line honors in the 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race. © Talbot WilsonRead more
Presentation Series this fall…and front row seats for the Cup!
So, You Want to Race to Bermuda? That’s the title of the Marion Bermuda Race Presentation series happening this fall in locations around New England. Many sailors, racers and cruisers alike, want to make the offshore passage to Bermuda and the Marion Bermuda Race is a great way to go.
The 21st edition of the Marion Bermuda Race starts June 9, 2017. © marionbermuda.comRead more
By Carole Heller
I was about to dock my boat late in the afternoon of Wednesday, June 17, 2015 when I saw a message on my cell phone. When I retrieved it, I found that Chuck Fontaine, the Program Director at Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Bourne, MA, was asking if I could replace a departing coach on their Women’s Sailing Team for the Marion Bermuda Race…two days hence. I called back to get some details, and being the ocean junkie that I am the answer was “YES!” Chuck told me I would be picked up the next morning.
The team heads out of Buzzards Bay, unaware that Spirit’s mainsail would not last much longer. © Spectrum Photo/Fran GrenonRead more
By Ray Cullum
Being a sailor and a self-described racing sailor, I wondered, “Who wouldn’t want a front row seat to the America’s Cup?” The America’s Cup Event Authority had several options for the venue for the 35th AC in 2017, and they selected the beautiful island of Bermuda. So, one might ask, “Why Bermuda?”
Last year’s Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Bermuda was an exciting preview of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017, and participants in the Marion Bermuda Race will have prime seating for all of the action. © ACEA 2015/Photo Ricardo PintoRead more
By Talbot Wilson
Marion, Massachusetts- June 19, 2015: Forty-five boats are all on their way to Bermuda in the 2015 Marion to Bermuda Race. Two boats were over the starting line early in their class starts, Michael Wierman’s ‘Legacy V’ in B and Steve John’s ‘Margalo’ in Class A. They ducked back below the line and made clean starts with little trouble. The fleet of 44 boats in the Founders Division were divided in to classes A through D and ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ was alone in the Classic Division.
Integrity, NA 22 from the US Naval Academy skippered by Tom Wester, got the start of the day in Class B. She was in the 2nd to last class to start the 645-mile classic Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race. ©Talbot WilsonRead more
By Talbot Wilson
Racers entering in the 20th Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race that starts June 19, 2015 will earn priority status at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) to experience the 2017 America’s Cup being sailed during the month of June. Participating in the 2015 race will act as a warm-up-trip to Bermuda that will enable participants to make a crossing to Bermuda and become familiar with all that the islands have to offer for their next race. That race in 2017 will be a special “race in company” to watch AC35 in Bermuda from the comfort of their own boat.
Alibi, a J120 sailed double-handed in the Marion Bermuda Race, finishes off St David's Lighthouse. Co-skippers Gardner Grant and Stephen Fisk sailed Ailibi to first in Class A and 12th in the 33-boat Founders Division.© SpectrumPhoto/Fran GrenonRead more
By Ron Wisner
In the spirit of a true Corinthian event for ocean sailors, the Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race is the only race that has a celestial navigation class. If you have ever thought about one challenge that you have not engaged as a sailor, one skill above all others that makes you a real salt, you know in your heart what it is. Celestial navigation is a skill that gets to the very meaning of the term “sailor.” It is like knowing how to drive a stick shift.
Having a sextant on board – and knowing how to use it – can get you back to port if your electronics fail. © Ron WisnerRead more
Registration for the 20th running of the Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race, which starts June 19, 2015, is now open. Supported by the Beverly Yacht Club of Marion, MA, the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club of Paget, Bermuda, and the Blue Water Sailing Club of Boston, MA, the 645-nautical mile biennial race is open to seaworthy yachts appropriate for an offshore ocean race as defined in the US Safety Equipment Requirements (USSER).