Tag: Bermuda sailing

Bermuda Sailors Make Early Mark In Europe

Bermuda Sailors Make Early Mark In Europe

This week, more than 1500 of the world’s best Optimist sailors are competing in Europe, including five hailing from Bermuda, one of which finished in second position overall in the regatta warm-up. The regatta is being held in four nations, with Italy hosting over 800 optimists, and Slovenia hosting nearly 500, Holland hosting more than 200, with... Read more of this article

New Hamilton Princess Marina To Open In July

New Hamilton Princess Marina To Open In July

As part of the $90 million redevelopment, the Green Family, owners of The Fairmont Hamilton Princess, today announced that the new marina will open in mid-July. The new state-of-the-art marina will have up to 60 permanent berths available for locals who are interested in marina facilities in Hamilton Harbour. There will be additional space available... Read more of this article

Junior Sailors Competing In IODA Championship

Junior Sailors Competing In IODA Championship

[Written by Talbot Wilson] A team of young Optimist Sailors left Bermuda this week for Punta del Este, Uruguay to represent Bermuda at the International Optimist Dinghy [IODA] South American Championships. They are the cream at the top of a crop of up and coming and very talented young Bermuda sailors. Racing will begin 12 April and conclude 19 April. The... Read more of this article

180 Boats Apply For Newport Bermuda Race

180 Boats Apply For Newport Bermuda Race

[Written by John Rousmaniere] As of the April 1 deadline, 180 applications for entry have been received for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race that will start on June 20 off Castle Hill in Newport. Broken down by the biennial race’s five divisions, the entries are: St. David’s Lighthouse, 91 boats; Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, 10; Cruiser, 36; Double-Handed,... Read more of this article

Tour Card Holders ‘All In’ for Argo Gold Cup

Tour Card Holders ‘All In’ for Argo Gold Cup

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Argo Group issued 17 initial invitations for Bermuda’s 2014 Argo Group Gold Cup. All of the 8 Alpari World Match Racing Tour [Alpari WMRT] Card Holders have told Alpari Tour management that they will sail in Bermuda. Match racing for the King Edward XVII Gold Cup Trophy is scheduled to start... Read more of this article

1964 Transatlantic Crossing In 12 Ft “Sea Egg”

1964 Transatlantic Crossing In 12 Ft “Sea Egg”

Attempts to set sailing records by crossing the Atlantic Ocean were nothing new even in 1964, but one man’s attempt stands out for the small size of his sea-crossing vessel, a 12 foot boat named “Sea Egg.” John Riding, an Englishman, left Plymouth, England, in July of 1964 in the “Sea Egg,” stopping in Bermuda as he completed... Read more of this article

“Spirit of Bermuda” Intends To Return Tonight

“Spirit of Bermuda” Intends To Return Tonight

The Spirit of Bermuda hopes to cruise back to land late this evening [Mar 27] after heading some 325 nautical miles off Bermuda to drop off Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba. Mr. Doba is attempting to become the first person to travel from Europe to North America in a kayak, and stopped in Bermuda in order to have his kayak repaired. He started his journey... Read more of this article

Pirates Of Bermuda 2014 Raises Over $150,000

Pirates Of Bermuda 2014 Raises Over $150,000

The Pirates of Bermuda raised more than $150,000 with their 2014 fundraiser held on Sunday, March 9, in an event that saw them take a number of “hostages” aboard the “Spirit of Bermuda.” Organised by the Bermuda Sloop Foundation as part of its fundraising for the “Spirit of Bermuda” sail training programmes, friends and family... Read more of this article

SS Sørlandet Tall Ship Arrives In Bermuda

SS Sørlandet Tall Ship Arrives In Bermuda

After seven months at sea, 40 Class Afloat students arrived in Bermuda today [Mar 19] aboard the Norwegian tall ship SS Sørlandet, one of the world’s oldest operating fully-rigged tall ship. According to a spokesperson, “With the guidance of a dedicated team of academic faculty and professional mariner crew, high school and university students... Read more of this article

158 Boats File Applications For Newport Race

158 Boats File Applications For Newport Race

With two weeks to go before Applications for Entry close on April 1st for the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, 158 boats have filed applications. The Newport Bermuda Race is a 635-mile ocean race usually lasting three to six days which is hosted every two years in mid-June. The official website said, “The variety of entries is notable. Among the returnees... Read more of this article