‘Round the Sound’ Seagull 40 Race On August 8

August 7, 2015

The annual Bermuda ‘Round the Sound’ Seagull 40 Race is set to take place at Spanish Point Boat Club on Saturday, August 8, beginning at 10.00am, with prizes available from Marine Locker.

A spokesperson said, “Get your Seagull 40’s out. This is a kids and family race intended to get those too young for RISR interested and involved in British Seagulls and basic boat building.

“We’re looking to keep things simple, fun and in ‘line of sight’ from Spanish Point Boat Club. Sorry for the late notice this year, but we’d like to make this an annual summer event. So, please throw your British Seagull 40 on anything you’ve got and come out and support it this Saturday.

“Boat classes and engine specifications will be subject to ‘tuning’ as the race gets off the ground, but we want to keep it simple and fun for kids. The course will be decided on Saturday.

“Big thanks to Marine Locker for first, second, and third prize donations.”

The race will feature three classes, including A class [Family], with at least one adult and one child under the age of 16 in any boat under 16 feet, with no child under 12 allowed to operate the engine]; B class [Child], with at least two children under the age of 16, with one aged 12 or older to operate the engine, in any boat under 12 feet; and C class [Racing], with at least two children under the age of 16, with one aged 12 or older to operate the engine, in a stitch and glue wooden boat built from two or less sheets of plywood.

The race rules stipulate that only British Seagull 40 series engines are to be used [40 plus, 40 minus, Featherweight]. Seagull 40’s for class A & B should have no modification and no porting, with all Seagull 40 parts above and below waterline; the Seagull 40’s for Class C will have porting allowed, with all Seagull 40 parts above and below waterline.

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    Here is a uniquely Bermuda race with roots over 50 years old starting & finishing in Devonshire Bay.

    It has style. It has class. It does not have to be expensive to take part in. It has to be one of the most scenic races in the world done at a speed that the scenery can be appreciated. Not many locals ever take their boats close in down the South Shore.

    What other sport can you relax, have a sandwich, a cool drink, fish & race all at the same time?

    • Yes initially it had started at Devonshire Bay but I think, no-long does. One of the highlights of, “Bermudian living” :-)

  2. Commodore JB of BBIRYC says:

    Whatever happened to teaching kids the fine art of sailing before giving them engines? Bring back the government sailing program. Although my family were extremely wealthy and still are, the sent me to the government sailing program because it was the best and the cheapest. Is rich folks don’t like to spend money.