2017 Non-Mariners Race Set For August 6

July 22, 2017

Sandys Boat Club has announced that this year’s Non-Mariner’s Race will take place on Sunday, August 6.

A spokesperson said, “Always a great way to round off your Cup Match holiday, this not-to-be missed charitable event kicks off at 1:07:79, plus or minus a few minutes. The chosen beneficiary of last year’s event, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, received a donation of $1150.

“The Foundation expressed their gratitude for this gift from Non-Mariners in support of ‘the development of our youth as they grow, from non-mariners to mariners, charting the seas of life.’”

Slideshow of last year’s Non-Mariners Race

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“With tomorrow’s election, political quotes are likely to drive the non-floats, but there is always plenty to poke fun at as you think up your entry. If you have never had the fun of entering, please note the following non-rules:

  • The Non-race begins on the command of the Non-Commodore.
  • The Non-Commodore selects the winner based on Non-rules made up on the day.
  • The Non-Winner picks the charity to benefit from the event.
  • Real boat and marine parts may not be used for their intended purposes when constructing your Non-craft e.g. No paddling with oars.
  • All debris from building and participating must be cleaned up by participants before leaving the event.
  • Participants are responsible for their own safety.

“Please contact sbcsecretary@logic.bm for entry forms and further information.”

Non-Mariner’s Race Bermuda July 2017 (1)

“As non-hosts of this event, the Sandys Boat Club reminds persons wishing to attend from the land that the entry fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children 3-12. 50% of the proceeds from the door will be donated to this year’s chosen charity; a donation is also made yearly to St. John’s Ambulance.

“The Club will close at 6 and all drop-offs from the water after this time must be made at the Public Wharf or other public area.

“The Non-Mariner’s Race is a fun family event. Please support it safely and responsibly, whether in the public areas of Mangrove Bay or at the Sandys Boat Club.”

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