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Marion Bermuda 2019 Prizes And Party

Marion Bermuda 2019 Prizes And Party

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The 2019 Marion Bermuda Race is in the books. 39 Founders Division entries and two Classic Division boats lined up for their starts in Buzzards Bay on Friday June 14. One of the classics failed to start, but sailed with the fleet heading south in Buzzards Bay for the finish in Bermuda and the hospitality of the Royal Hamilton... Read more of this article

Sailing: Tabor Boy ‘Ecstatic’ About Marion Race

Sailing: Tabor Boy ‘Ecstatic’ About Marion Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] James Geil, Master of Tabor Boy, Tabor Academy’s 92-foot iron schooner, was ecstatic about the outcome of the boat’s first Marion Bermuda Race. Will Tabor Boy come back for Marion Bermuda 2021? “Absolutely!” Captain Geil said. “We will block of this window of time for that… Absolutely, Absolutely.” The next... Read more of this article

Sailing: Cordelia Racing With Roy & Gail

Sailing: Cordelia Racing With Roy & Gail

[Written by Talbot Wilson] What’s it like racing offshore with Roy and Gail Greenwald on Cordelia, the overall winner of the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race? In a champagne cork-popping get-together in the cockpit of the 42 foot Valiant double ender, crewmate Daniel Begg pegged it. “Awe, Man!” Begg quipped, “It’s just a lot of fun. They do a... Read more of this article

Cordelia Wins Overall, Gosling Founders Trophy

Cordelia Wins Overall, Gosling Founders Trophy

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Roy and Gail Greenwald’s Valiant 42 Cordelia has finished first in fleet on corrected time in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race. She will win the Goslings Founders Trophy. The Greenwalds sail out of Mairon MA. Cordelia is also the Class D winner. Among other prizes, Cordelia will win the coveted Beverly Yacht Club ‘Polaris... Read more of this article

Marion Bermuda: Kiwi Spirit Takes Line Honours

Marion Bermuda: Kiwi Spirit Takes Line Honours

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Kiwi Spirit was the line honors leader from start to finish in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race. The Farr 63 finished off St. David’s Lighthouse at 2:27:59 Tuesday. Francis Seldorff’s Kinship, a Baltic 52, was second across the line at 5:01:02. Friends and families and volunteers have all commented on how straightforward... Read more of this article

Marion Bermuda: Kiwi Spirit Pushes For The Line

Marion Bermuda: Kiwi Spirit Pushes For The Line

[Written by Talbot Wilson] At 1630 ADT Monday afternoon Kiwi Spirit, the Line Honors leader of the Marion Bermuda fleet, was 68 nautical miles from the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse, Bermuda. According to ‘Predict Wind’ and YB tracking, Kiwi Spirit was sailing at 7+ kts in a 4.5 kt west-southwest breeze. They are expected to finish in... Read more of this article

MachBuster Pushes Kiwi Spirit For Line Honors

MachBuster Pushes Kiwi Spirit For Line Honors

[Written by Talbot Wilson] At 0730 ADT Monday morning Kiwi Spirit, the Line Honors leader of the Marion Bermuda fleet, was 125 nautical miles out from the finish. That’s a little more than 143 statute [land] miles. Finishers are not expected for at least another 20 hours. Estimated time of arrival off St David’s Lighthouse is 0 ‘dark’ 0300 or... Read more of this article

Marion Bermuda Leaders Approach Half-Way

Marion Bermuda Leaders Approach Half-Way

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The 2019 Marion Bermuda Race is shaping up to be a close line honors and handicap race for overall prizes. But with 300 or more miles to go and the Happy Valley/Parking Lot between the fleet and the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club’s finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse in Bermuda, a lot can happen. The leaders are... Read more of this article

Marion Bermuda Sailing Race Underway

Marion Bermuda Sailing Race Underway

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The fleet of 39 Marion Bermuda yachts is on its way to Bermuda. 38 of the boats are in the Founders Division and one is a Classic yacht. The first start between the classicsTabor Boy and Spirit of Bermuda set the pace with an aggressive move by Spirit running down the starting line, crossing close ahead of Tabor Boy. But... Read more of this article

Sailing: Rush Is On For Marion Bermuda Racers

Sailing: Rush Is On For Marion Bermuda Racers

[Written by Talbot Wilson] When the race office at Beverly YC in Marion MA opened Thursday morning 12 of the 41 boats still had to do their final registration check-in and final paperwork. The rush was on. Skippers also had to pick up their YB tracking transponders, so race officials, friends and families and other race watchers on land and at the... Read more of this article

Father & Son To Sail In Marion Bermuda Race

Father & Son To Sail In Marion Bermuda Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The Class ‘A’ boats in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race hope that the new handicapping ‘Anti-Bias’ adjustment added to this edition of the race will give them a better chance of winning the Founders Trophy for first place on corrected time. However that settles out, they still have their sights set on the Blue Water Sailing... Read more of this article

2019 Marion Bermuda Race Win & Have Fun

2019 Marion Bermuda Race Win & Have Fun

[Written by Talbot Wilson] For Steve Gordon, the 22nd Marion Bermuda Race will be his first. Starting Friday [June 14] he will race his Alden 50 sloop ‘Elena’ in the 645 nautical mile ‘Race to the Rock’ with two goals in mind— win and have fun. He will enjoy all the adventure his first Marion Bermuda Race promises to deliver. Steve and ‘Elena’... Read more of this article

‘Tabor Boy’ Enters Marion Bermuda Race

‘Tabor Boy’ Enters Marion Bermuda Race

SSV Tabor Boy, the 92 foot sail training schooner owned by Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts, will be crossing the starting line on June 14 on her way to Bermuda as one of the classic yacht entries in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race. A spokesperson said, “The Race Committee expects around 100 boats on the line for the race. Just two vessels... Read more of this article