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Big Winner In Marion Bermuda Race: “Selkie”

Big Winner In Marion Bermuda Race: “Selkie”

[Written by Laurie Fullerton] Bostonian G.J. “Chip” Bradish and his crew of three—Max Mulhern [Navigator], George Dyroff [Watch Captain] and Peter Sidewater [Crew] topped the overall awards list this year with the performance of his Class D, “Selkie”, a Morris Yachts Ocean. They took home the Founders Trophy, awarded to the yacht with the... Read more of this article

Little ‘Selkie’ Wins Marion Bermuda Overall

Little ‘Selkie’ Wins Marion Bermuda Overall

[Written by Talbot Wilson] ‘Selkie’, Chip Bradish’s 1988 Morris Ocean 32.5 footer from Jamaica Plain near Boston, was the overall corrected time winner of Class D and the entire 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race. She was the smallest boat in the race and was sailed using only celestial navigation. ‘Jambi’, the Bermuda 50 that was line... Read more of this article

‘Jambi’ Takes Marion Bermuda Line Honors

‘Jambi’ Takes Marion Bermuda Line Honors

[Written by Talbot Wilson] ‘Jambi’, a new Hinckley Bermuda 50 skippered by John Levinson crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 12:47:00 ADT to take line honors in the 40th Anniversary Marion Bermuda Race. ‘Jambi’ had an unofficial elapsed time of 4 days 23 hours 36 minutes 11 seconds. Based on her starting time of 12:55 EDT... Read more of this article

Marion Bermuda Race Fleet Down to 42 Boats

Marion Bermuda Race Fleet Down to 42 Boats

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Tuesday afternoon the fleet in the boat Marion Bermuda Race fleet got smaller by three more boats. Ray Cullum in ‘Frolic’ a McMullen & Wing Dixon 44 was becalmed, Robert Purcell’s ‘Swell’ a Beneteau 40 had no wind and Kenneth Olsen’s ‘Skellum’ an Oyster 47 in persistent light air have all retired. The... Read more of this article

47 Boats Continue Marion Bermuda Yacht Race

47 Boats Continue Marion Bermuda Yacht Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Monday morning the forty-seven boat Marion Bermuda Race fleet was in a bunch from 225nm away from Bermuda to about 310nm out. They are trying to make their way, but having a tough go of it. Boats at the top of the YB Tracker’s Leaderboard are ‘Lucy Georgina’, XP44 skippered by Peter Bacon, the scratch [fastest] boat... Read more of this article

BTA: Big Week For Nautical & Cultural Tourism

BTA: Big Week For Nautical & Cultural Tourism

Nautical and cultural tourism activity intensifies in the east and central parts of the island this week with the Marion to Bermuda Race, Superyacht Regatta, J Class Regatta and Bermuda Carnival activities unfolding almost simultaneously, the BTA noted, adding that in addition, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup gets started in the Great Sound, featuring... Read more of this article

Smooth Sailing For Marion Bermuda Race

Smooth Sailing For Marion Bermuda Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Forty-seven boats are enjoying a pleasant sail so far in the Atlantic Ocean near or in the Gulf Stream. They are racing from Marion to Bermuda in the 40th Anniversary of the Marion Bermuda Race. The scratch [fastest] boat ‘Jambi’, a new Hinckley Bermuda 50 skippered by John Levinson and race veteran ‘Defiance,’ a Swan... Read more of this article

50 Yachts Start Marion Bermuda Race

50 Yachts Start Marion Bermuda Race

[Written by  Talbot Wilson] Fifty boats are now hard on the wind in Buzzards Bay or just reaching the Atlantic Ocean. They are racing from Marion to Bermuda in the 40th Anniversary of the Marion Bermuda Race. This classic ocean race is always a challenge. Paul Hubbard skipper of ‘Bermuda Oyster’ [435] the only Bermuda boat in this year’s race... Read more of this article

Marion Bermuda Race To Start On Friday

Marion Bermuda Race To Start On Friday

The clock is counting down to this Friday’s start of the 40th anniversary Marion Bermuda Race. The 51-boat fleet in the 645nm race from Marion, Massachusetts heading south out of Buzzard’s Bay to the finish line of St. David’s Lighthouse in Bermuda will arrive in Bermuda just in time for the start of the America’s Cup Match. All entries this... Read more of this article

51 Boats Enter Marion Bermuda Yacht Race

51 Boats Enter Marion Bermuda Yacht Race

[Written by  Talbot Wilson] Entry closes for the 40th anniversary and 21st biennial Marion Bermuda Race this Saturday, May 27, 2017 and all information required on the entry forms must be completed by then. Entries now stand at 51 yachts. The start of this blue-water classic is June 9 from Marion, The race finishes in the midst of America’s Cup activity... Read more of this article

60 Yachts Enter 2017 Marion Bermuda Race

60 Yachts Enter 2017 Marion Bermuda Race

Entries now stand at 60 yachts for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race and there is still time to get off the fence and enter this 40th Anniversary Race. The start of this extravaganza is June 9 from Buzzard’s Bay near Marion, Massachusetts and the race finishes in the midst of Bermuda’s America’s Cup activity with its traditional St. David’s... Read more of this article

‘Sail By The Stars’ In Marion Bermuda Race

‘Sail By The Stars’ In Marion Bermuda Race

The Marion Bermuda Race is the only US East coast offshore race which features a Celestial Navigation Classification with appropriate time credits. It is the only one that offers prizes for yachts that sail by the stars. The Beverly Yacht Club Polaris Trophy is offered for the first celestially navigated yacht and that yacht’s navigator is recognized... Read more of this article

Five Months To Go For Marion Bermuda Race

Five Months To Go For Marion Bermuda Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Over the fall and winter, volunteers from the Marion Bermuda Race organizing committee have been making presentations to various yacht clubs and sailing groups from Maine to New York. This year the turnout has been the largest since they started making presentations six years ago. Entries may be in the 75 plus boat range—... Read more of this article