Tag: Bermuda sailing

Photos: Tall Ship Lord Nelson Visits Bermuda

Photos: Tall Ship Lord Nelson Visits Bermuda

The tall ship Lord Nelson stopped off in Bermuda on July 19th on its way from Anguilla to Halifax, with Deputy Governor Ginny Ferson and Deputy Mayor of St. George’s Quinell Francis, Councillor Donnie McLaughlin, and Chairman of the Sail Training Association of Bermuda John Wadson paying a courtesy visit yesterday morning [July 21].The Spirit of... Read more of this article

Young Bermuda Sailors Show Talent In Europe

Young Bermuda Sailors Show Talent In Europe

Four young Bermuda sailors have just finished competing in the Optimist European Championships in Dublin, Ireland, with young competitors Campbell Patton showcasing his sailing talents within a highly competitive international fleet of over 250 sailors. A spokesperson said, “Every year the Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association [BODA] holds Trials... Read more of this article

Evans & Bernard Win Memorial Championship

Evans & Bernard Win Memorial Championship

Rockal Evans & Christina Bernard are the 2014 Stickers Hendrickson Memorial Comet Race winners with action taking place off the Mid Atlantic Boat Club this past weekend. Evans and Bernard finished the three race series with 4 points after recording 2 wins. Stephen Dickinson and his crew Pat Young finished second with 7 points recording 1 win and... Read more of this article

Video: 2014 Onion Patch Race Series Highlights

Video: 2014 Onion Patch Race Series Highlights

The Onion Patch series had two winners in 2014, Jim Madden’s Swan 601 Stark Raving Mad VII won the traditional IRC series and the Henry B. DuPont Memorial Trophy. William Riley in his Pearson 39 Simpatico won the new ORR scored Navigator’s Race Series and the new Richard Kempe Memorial Trophy. Organizers had added a new, more relaxed Navigators... Read more of this article

“Unhappy That Bermuda Is Under Consideration”

“Unhappy That Bermuda Is Under Consideration”

According to a report from the Associated Press, some of the potential America’s Cup participants are “unhappy that Bermuda is under consideration” to host the event as they “feel it will be a logistical nightmare.” This comes after news that the Australians have withdrawn, with the AP saying it is the “first public... Read more of this article

‘Crimson Kathryn’ Towed Into St Georges

‘Crimson Kathryn’ Towed Into St Georges

Yesterday [July 17] Canadian-registered sailing yacht Crimson Kathryn, which had a broken engine, was towed into St Georges Harbour. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “Canadian-registered sailing yacht Crimson Kathryn calls Bermuda Radio on VHF Ch16. The yacht has two persons onboard and is 35 nautical miles north of the... Read more of this article

Video: Newport-Bermuda Team Films Journey

Video: Newport-Bermuda Team Films Journey

A team that participated in the recent Newport-Bermuda Yacht Race took the time to record their adventure using a GoPro camera, revealing the many skills and constant effort required to sail the open seas. The video, created by Team Checkmate, features the crew of an Alden 44 boat which sails out of Essex Yacht Club. The vessel’s crew is seen... Read more of this article

Premier Highlights America’s Cup Hosting Bid

Premier Highlights America’s Cup Hosting Bid

In the House of Assembly today [July 11], Premier Michael Dunkley highlighted the successes that Bermuda has enjoyed on the road to bidding to host the 2017 America’s Cup, following news that the island had been narrowed down to two finalists, alongside San Diego, California. Premier Dunkley said, “With Bermuda making it to this final stage... Read more of this article

BHA Supports Bermuda’s America’s Cup Bid

BHA Supports Bermuda’s America’s Cup Bid

The Bermuda Hotel Association [BHA] said that it gives its full support to all the efforts currently being made to have the America’s Cup sailing competition hosted in Bermuda in 2017. Mr. John Harvey, Chief Executive Officer of the BHA, said, “All of Bermuda residents must be delighted with the efforts that have been made to date to secure... Read more of this article

Chicago Not Windy Enough For America’s Cup

Chicago Not Windy Enough For America’s Cup

According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago was taken out of contention to host the 2017 America’s Cup as there was concern the location would not produce race-quality breezes on a consistent basis. Earlier this week the organisers had announced that the shortlist for potential hosts was down to two, with Bermuda shortlisted alongside... Read more of this article


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