Marion to Bermuda Race 2013

Thinking about racing to Bermuda next summer? Check out one of the Marion-Bermuda Race information sessions.

Marion Bermuda 2013

Information Sessions to help you prepare for an offshore race to Bermuda will be presented by the Marion-Bermuda Race team and will be held at West Marine store locations throughout New England. Many sailors want to make the passage to Bermuda and the Marion-Bermuda Race is a great way to go, but there are so many questions that must be answered.

During these sessions, you will learn about:
• Boat qualification
• Boat Preparation
• Crew Preparation
• Communication equipment needed
• Safety equipment needed
• Watch schedules
• Customs requirements
• Costs and Logistics
• When to begin preparations
• the nuances and Strategies for navigating Buzzards Bay, the Gulf Stream, and the approach to Bermuda
• the hands-on mentoring program provided by the Marion-Bermuda Race support team

Race organizers are sure you can think of 20 more questions that are just as important. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see what it takes for you, your crew and your boat to race to the beautiful island of Bermuda safely (and maybe win a little silver along the way).

Race Start: June 14, 2013. The Notice of Race for the 2013 event is now posted on the web site. Visit the Marion to Bermuda Race website for important race details. And while you're there, stay abreast of what is happening with the race by signing up for race updates.

Dates and Locations for Marion-Bermuda – West Marine info sessions:
Saturday, January 5
10am Portland, ME
2pm Portsmouth, NH

Sunday, January 6
10am Seabrook, NH
2pm Danvers, MA

Saturday, January 12
10 am Woburn, MA
2pm Braintree, MA

Sunday, January 13
10 am Fairhaven, MA
2pm Middletown, RI

Sunday, Jan 19
10am Mystic, CT
2pm Old Saybrook, CT

About the Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association
Since its inception in 1977, the biennial Marion-Bermuda Race has been a premier 645 mile ocean race and sailing event which appeals to a broad range of non-professional cruising and racing enthusiasts, sailing Cruising and Racing/Cruising monohull yachts. The spirit of the race is one focused on Family and Fun, and all yachts and crew are participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition, and the camaraderie that accompanies such an offshore event. The Marion-Bermuda Race encourages the development of blue water sailing skills on seaworthy yachts that can be handled safely offshore with limited crew. The Marion-Bermuda Race is a 501(c)(3) organization and among other educational efforts, supports and encourages Youth Sailing programs. The Marion to Bermuda Race is organized and run entirely by hundreds of volunteering members of The Beverly Yacht Club (BYC), The Blue Water Sailing Club (BWSC) and The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) for the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association.