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Ingham Meets Young Sailors In South Africa

Ingham Meets Young Sailors In South Africa

Mustafa Ingham, an aspiring professional sailor who is participating in an apprenticeship opportunity with the Volvo Ocean Race, recently had the opportunity to speak with young sailors in South Africa as part of his role as a Volvo Ocean Race Academy Apprentice. After speaking with the students, Mr. Ingham said, “I tried to get the message across... Read more of this article

Volvo Ocean Race Apprenticeship For Ingham

Volvo Ocean Race Apprenticeship For Ingham

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and XL Catlin have teamed up with the Volvo Ocean Race and Turn the Tide on Plastic to grant an apprenticeship opportunity to Bermudian Mustafa Ingham, an aspiring professional sailor. BTA’s Glenn Jones with Mustafa’s mother Mandy Ingham:In joining Turn the Tide on Plastic, one of the seven teams in the 2017-18... Read more of this article

Paris Postpones Third Attempt Around World

Paris Postpones Third Attempt Around World

Earlier this month, Dr. Stanley Paris embarked on his third attempt to solo circumnavigate the globe – starting from St. Augustine, Florida and going by way of Bermuda to challenge the existing 150 day, 6-hour record from Bermuda back to Bermuda set by Dodge Morgan in 1986. Dr. Paris’ first attempt was in 2014, but his deck fittings came loose... Read more of this article

Interested In A Career In The Maritime Industry?

Interested In A Career In The Maritime Industry?

Endeavour Community Sailing and the Bermuda College Division of Professional and Career Education are teaming up on a new initiative for youth in Bermuda, offering a course for Bermudian residents ages 16 to 24 years old who are interested in pursuing a maritime industry career. “Potential candidates do not need a sailing background to apply for... Read more of this article

Dr Paris Makes Third Attempt Around The World

Dr Paris Makes Third Attempt Around The World

Earlier this month, Dr. Stanley Paris embarked on his third attempt to solo circumnavigate the globe – starting from St. Augustine, Florida and going by way of Bermuda to challenge the existing 150 day, 6-hour record from Bermuda back to Bermuda set by Dodge Morgan in 1986. Photo courtesy of Dr. Paris’ website:The 80-year-old, originally... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Bermuda Optimist Sailing

Photos & Results: Bermuda Optimist Sailing

Ahzai Smith was crowned the Bermuda Optimist National Champion, while Stephen Baker from the USA was named the Bermuda Open Champion as the 2017 Bermuda Optimist National & Open Championship concluded. Smith finished on top of the Bermuda Fleet finishing 9th overall with 86 Net Points, Christian Ebbin finished second and 11th overall with 97 Net... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host 2019 World Sailing Conference

Bermuda To Host 2019 World Sailing Conference

Bermuda hosting the World Sailing Annual Conference in 2019 ”will not only bring incremental air arrivals, direct spending and occupied hotel rooms,” it will also bring influential event organisers that will be “test-driving the island for additional events,” the BTA said today. “World Sailing, the global governing body... Read more of this article

Bid To Host World Sailing Conference Approved

Bid To Host World Sailing Conference Approved

Bermuda’s bid to host the 2019 World Sailing Annual Conference was voted on and approved at the World Sailing AGM in Mexico this weekend. The World Sailing website said, “The Bermudian Tourism Authority put forward a bid for Bermuda to host the 2019 edition of the World Sailing Annual Conference. Following a vote by the members, this was... Read more of this article

Nagel Completes First Leg Of Volvo Ocean Race

Nagel Completes First Leg Of Volvo Ocean Race

On October 30, Team AzkoNobel, including Bermudian sailor Emily Nagel, finished fourth in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 – a six-day passage from Alicante, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal. The team AkzoNobel crew, led by Simeon Tienpont, crossed the finish line in the Tagus river adjacent to the Volvo Ocean Race Village six days, six hours... Read more of this article

Eight International Sailing Events Set For 2018

Eight International Sailing Events Set For 2018

Two entirely new sailing events headline the 2018 Bermuda Sailing Calendar, released today by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “Oyster Regatta Bermuda and Atlantic Anniversary Regatta – scheduled for May and July respectively – were inspired to add Bermuda legs as a result of the 35th America’s Cup,” the BTA said. “Meantime, the... Read more of this article

Students Begin ‘Spirit Of Bermuda’ Voyages

Students Begin ‘Spirit Of Bermuda’ Voyages

The Spirit of Bermuda has commenced the 2017-18 school year with Dellwood Middle School, continuing its rite of passage for middle school students on the island. M3 students learn how to be part of a team in a unique environment that promotes community without the usual comforts of home. Self-discovery, interdependence, cooperation and working as teammates... Read more of this article

BODA National Squad Sailors Surge Into Top 10

BODA National Squad Sailors Surge Into Top 10

Another tough, breezy day on the Great Sound along with a few scattered rain showers did nothing to dampen the spirits of the 38 RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup sailors. Upon completion of six races, and at the halfway mark, Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association [BODA] National Squad sailors Magnus Ringsted, Sebastian Kempe, Ahzai Smith and Christian Ebbin... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

The opening races of the 15th annual RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup were held in “glamour” conditions out on the Great Sound today [Oct 25]. Breeze was 20-22 knots from the ESE all day under mostly sunny skies. Straight out of the gate in it looked to be a South American drag race with Jose Rother from Argentina and Santiago Pacheco from Uruguay... Read more of this article