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Next Generation Sailing Fund Raises Over $11K

Next Generation Sailing Fund Raises Over $11K

Due to the support of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club [RBYC] membership and corporate donors, the Next Generation Sailing Fund raised $11,335 in its first year. The fund is the brainchild of Geovanni Hayward, a sailing coach at RBYC. A spokesperson said, “The Next Generation Sailing Fund is a scholarship Fund that helps continue a child’s journey... Read more of this article

Video: Sailing SV Delos Features Bermuda

Video: Sailing SV Delos Features Bermuda

The popular ‘Sailing SV Delos’ YouTube channel — which documents their trip around the world — has featured Bermuda in a new video, attaining almost 100,000 views in the first two days.The video’s description says, “After 3 busy days in Bermuda we decide to move Delos to one of the most beautiful anchorages we have seen!... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Clipper Ambassador Crew Train In UK

Bermuda’s Clipper Ambassador Crew Train In UK

Bermuda’s two “ambassador crew” recruits for the Clipper 2019–20 Round the World Yacht Race have successfully made it through the halfway point, passing the first two levels of intensive training over recent weeks in the United Kingdom. Chanara Smith-Rookes, 20, a private in the Royal Bermuda Regiment, and Matthew Stephens, 18, an Endeavour... Read more of this article

Photos/Results: Bacardi Keelboat Sailing Regatta

Photos/Results: Bacardi Keelboat Sailing Regatta

The Bacardi Keelboat Regatta [BKR] in its fifth year came to a conclusion today [Nov 23] with the group of competitors — both local and international — sailing in the J105, International One Design [IOD] and Etchells classes. A spokesperson said, “What a glorious day out on the water today for the final day of Bacardi Keelboat Regatta 2019. “Winds... Read more of this article

Bacardi Keelboat Regatta To Get Underway

Bacardi Keelboat Regatta To Get Underway

The Bacardi Keelboat Regatta [BKR] is in its fifth year and once again as a stellar group of competitors — both local and international — will be sailing in the J105, International One Design [IOD] and Etchells classes. A RBYC spokesperson stated “North American East Coast and European sailing is finished by early October and November... Read more of this article

Greta Thunberg Sails ‘Close To Bermuda’

Greta Thunberg Sails ‘Close To Bermuda’

Teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg recently sailed ’close to Bermuda’ as she makes her way towards Europe from the United States, tweeting about her proximity to the island. She is best known for sparking the ‘school strike’ movement when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call... Read more of this article

Endeavour Offers Maritime Springboard Training

Endeavour Offers Maritime Springboard Training

Endeavour Community Sailing is partnering with the Bermuda College Division of Professional & Career Education to offer the opportunity for local youth to gain experience and develop skills to better prepare them for entering the maritime workforce. A spokesperson said, “Endeavour Community Sailing, a non-profit dedicated to engaging Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Celebrates 175 Years

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Celebrates 175 Years

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club — which was established on November 1, 1844 –  recently celebrated its 175th anniversary, and the center of the celebration is the launch of a new scholarship fund which, in addition to existing bursaries, will make year-round sailing more accessible to young sailors. A spokesperson said, “The Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

118 Young Sailors Compete In Bermuda

118 Young Sailors Compete In Bermuda

Racing in winds gusting to 30 knots and torrential rain, 118 youth sailors from Bermuda, USA, Canada, Cayman Islands and Great Britain produced an exciting display of sailing in the PwC Bermuda National and Open Optimist Championships over the Remembrance Day weekend. In the Great Sound, Bermudian Christian Ebbin defended his National Title in the Championship... Read more of this article

Youth Sailors Take Part In Their First Regatta

Youth Sailors Take Part In Their First Regatta

Nineteen youth sailors from the Endeavour Graduate Programme have been commended for their dedication and tireless efforts during their participation in the green fleet of the 2019 Bermuda National and Open Optimist Championships presented by PwC. The green fleet serves as an introduction for sailors who are newer to the sport, with the focus on learning... Read more of this article

Bermuda National & Open Championships Final

Bermuda National & Open Championships Final

The 2019 Bermuda National and Open Championships concluded on the Great Sound and the Hamilton Harbour as one hundred and eighteen young sailors took to the waters for the final day of racing. Christian Ebbin was crowned the Bermuda Optimist National & Open Championships Champion, as his strong performances in 2019 continued. Ebbin led after the... Read more of this article

Bermuda National, Open Championships Begin

Bermuda National, Open Championships Begin

The 2019 Bermuda National and Open Championships got underway in the Great Sound and the Hamilton Harbour, with over 100 young sailors taking to the waters. Christian Ebbin is leading the Championship Fleet after 4 races in the Great Sound. Ebbin has 8 points after finishing 3rd in the first race, second in the second race, second in the third race... Read more of this article

Open Optimist Championships This Weekend

Open Optimist Championships This Weekend

One hundred and eighteen young sailors will take to the waters of Hamilton Harbour and the Great Sound this weekend to compete in the 2019 PwC Bermuda National and Open Optimist Championships. Competitors, ranging in age from 8-14 years, will be representing Bermuda’s major sailing programmes, in addition to 28 sailors from overseas, including 21... Read more of this article