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2020 Race to Open Downtown Newport HQ

2020 Race to Open Downtown Newport HQ

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee announced that the headquarters for the next running of the 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race will be centrally located on Newport’s storied harbor. “The Bowen’s Wharf Company and the Seamen’s Church Institute, adjacent to each other, will anchor the race headquarters, providing easier access to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Comet Class Mid-Winter Regatta

Bermuda Comet Class Mid-Winter Regatta

The 2019 Bermuda Comet Class Race Season got underway off the West End Sailboat Club. The duo of Maxwell Curtis and Wesley Tucker won the Mid-Winter Regatta with 3 wins in the three races on the day. Gladwin Lambert and his crew Ross Smith finished second with 7 points, while Quinton Simons and Greg Proctor finished third with 8 points. Dale Brrangman... Read more of this article

Sailors Conclude In South American Regatta

Sailors Conclude In South American Regatta

The Optimist South American Championship competition came to an end with 169 sailors from 17 countries including Bermuda in the Nautical Association of the Pacific of Chile failing to complete a race for a second straight day due to a lack of wind. Christian Ebbin led the Bermuda Fleet, in 17th with 31 Net Point, Rachel Betschart was in 45th place with... Read more of this article

Photos: Endeavour Honours Participants

Photos: Endeavour Honours Participants

A commencement ceremony was held on March 22 for participants of the Endeavour Maritime Career Springboard Programme, with Minister Diallo Rabain presenting certificates alongside Endeavour Director Dr. Melvyn Bassett. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s rich cultural identity is linked to the island’s maritime heritage and historically Bermuda... Read more of this article

Sailors Begin South American Championships

Sailors Begin South American Championships

A day after the Opening Ceremony, Bermuda sailors joined 160 sailors from 16 other countries as they took to the water for the 2019 South American Championships in Algarrobo, Chile. After three races on the Opening Day, six of the Bermuda sailors are in the top 100 in the Fleet.Christian Ebbin is leading the Bermuda Fleet as he is in 13th place with... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sloop Foundation Holds Skiller Voyage

Bermuda Sloop Foundation Holds Skiller Voyage

During the half-term holiday April 1-5th, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation hosted a ‘Skiller Voyage’ for twenty middle school students. A mixed voyage of teens from Clearwater, Dellwood, Sandys, Tatem and Whitney all experienced a 5 day and 4 night adventure that included circumnavigating Bermuda, providing students with the opportunity to learn... Read more of this article

June 17: Edward Cross Long Distance Race

June 17: Edward Cross Long Distance Race

The 75th annual Edward Cross Long Distance Race, between the West End Sailboat Club, Mid Atlantic Boat and Sports Club and East End Mini Yacht Club, is set to take place on June 17. To commemorate the 75th anniversary, the Long Distance Race Committee hosted a logo competition which was open to schools in order to develop a logo for the event. More... Read more of this article

Women’s World #1 Among Entrants To Gold Cup

Women’s World #1 Among Entrants To Gold Cup

The addition of four of the world’s top match racers, including Women’s World No. 1 Pauline Courtois of France, makes the field for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup one of the most diverse and cements its status as the preeminent match race regatta, the organisers said today. Courtois and World No. 3 Harry Price of Australia, World No. 5 Maxime Mesnil... Read more of this article

Youth Sailors Attend Women On The Water Clinic

Youth Sailors Attend Women On The Water Clinic

Twenty one female sailors ranging in age from nine through 15 years old recently took part in a ‘Women on the Water Clinic’ in honour of International Women’s Day. Endeavour Community Sailing teamed up with Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association [BODA] to host the event. A spokesperson said, “Endeavour Community Sailing, a non-profit... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Pelican Of London’ Ship Visits Bermuda

Photos: ‘Pelican Of London’ Ship Visits Bermuda

[Updated with video] The Pelican of London is presently visiting the island, with the sail training trip having an aim to provide young people with “vital skills such as communication, team work, lateral thinking and building self-confidence.” According to their website, “Originally named ‘le Pelican’ the ship was built... Read more of this article

Marion Bermuda Sailing Race Starts June 14

Marion Bermuda Sailing Race Starts June 14

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The 2019 Marion Bermuda Race starts June 14. More than 90 days to go seems like a lot of time to get all of your preparations done; but when that last week comes, every skipper and every crew member wants more time to finish the last minute details. Now is the time to slip your mooring and enter this historic, “Race to... Read more of this article

“Pirates Of Bermuda” Event Set For Saturday

“Pirates Of Bermuda” Event Set For Saturday

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s [BSF] annual Pirates of Bermuda fundraising event will take place on Saturday [March 16] from 2.30pm – 4.30pm, just off the #1 Car Park in Hamilton. A spokesperson said, “On Saturday, March 16, 2019, this group of willing hostages, will be “captured” and taken on ‘Spirit of Bermuda’ to anchor just off... Read more of this article

Photos: Tall Ship “Thor Heyerdahl” Visits Island

Photos: Tall Ship “Thor Heyerdahl” Visits Island

The ‘Thor Heyerdahl’ tall ship is visiting the island, with the German-flagged training ship currently docked in St George’s. Their website notes, “This triple-masted Topsail-schooner, with an overall length of 50 metres, offers room on board for 32 students and young adults. We aim to bring young people in the age group 15 –... Read more of this article