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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

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

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

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

Entries Mount For 2017 Marion Bermuda Race

Entries Mount For 2017 Marion Bermuda Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Entries continue to come in for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race. In the first 15 days after entries opened some 30 boats entered. Now the total has reached 48 including 18 newcomers to the Race. That’s two more than the final entry total for the 2015 race. Racing starts in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts on Friday June 9th. Yachts... Read more of this article

Marion Bermuda Race Entries At ‘Record Pace’

Marion Bermuda Race Entries At ‘Record Pace’

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Applications for entry in the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race have flowed in at a record pace for the 2017 race since registration opened on September 15th. In the first 15 days, 30 yachts entered the 645-mile amateur classic. The Founders division claimed 29. The Big Boat Division has only one applicant so far… it’s ‘Lilla’,... Read more of this article

Marion Race Offers Front Row To America’s Cup

Marion Race Offers Front Row To America’s Cup

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Sail the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race starting June 9th from Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, enjoy all the post-race fun and activities at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club and stay on for your front row seat at the 2017 America’s Cup on Bermuda’s Great Sound. In an effort to provide the best possible viewing opportunity... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

[Written by Talbot Wilson] His Excellency, The Governor of Bermuda, George Fergusson did his duty Saturday night on the podium in front of Government House. The seasoned diplomat shook hands, shared awards and trophies, and posed for photos 114 times with skippers and crews of more than 50 yachts. Sharing duties with the Governor were Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Awards 114 Prizes

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Awards 114 Prizes

[Written by Talbot Wilson] An international group of sailors and guests at the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race prize-giving will celebrate the final moments of a spectacular week after starting the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch Friday, June 17 in Newport, RI. Of the 185 boats officially registered to race, 133 boats set out expecting be sorely tested by... Read more of this article