Photos & Video: Non Mariners Race Underway

August 2, 2015

[Updated with live video & more photos] The annual Non-Mariners Race is getting underway today [Aug 2] at the Sandys Boat Club, with the always popular ‘non-event’ seeing strange and unusual watercraft taking to the water, most sinking within minutes.

Update 7.22pm: 4 hour replay of the live stream is below:

The Non-Mariners Race started decades ago when a group of drinking friends debated the flotation properties of baby carriages, and ended up trying to sail a baby carriage from Albuoy’s Point to Whites Island. This unsuccessful boating attempt was the start of what is now an annual tradition.

For more Non-Mariners Race coverage, photo and video set #2 can be seen here and all our Non-Mariners Race coverage can be seen here.


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  1. Terry says:

    Hard times.

  2. Barbara D Cooper says:

    what recession ????

  3. Just sayin says:

    Hard times Recession starts again tomorrow lol

    • Terry says:

      4 day weekend.
      Not many in this world get one, get paid>

      Now let me doc the boat.

      Wife has to go do the paperwork for Gov. benefits…..

      • Onion juice says:

        Thanks to my ancestors who worked for a few centuries for FREE and then took two days holiday without authorization.

  4. Raymond Ray says:

    Bernews, thanks for the, “live video” of the annual Non-Mariners Race!

  5. Raymond Ray says:

    Hi there Patricia. From the publics view point; maybe we can have the cameras moving more often…and showing close-ups of boat set off in the distance? Just a thought :-)


    • Wake up Bie says:

      If you want a close up BUY a boat or come down there with a rubber raft.

    • Lazy says:

      Yeah, how about leaving the house to participate/spectate?

  6. See dat? Don’t doo data! Why didn’t you do it when I told u not too? Just put the dohicky where the cornswoggles supposed to go and be done with it get it? Got that? Good! Define this confusion…What would confusius say…well say something …never mind that..

  7. Triangle Drifter says:

    Missed it again this year. No loss. Big non event of nothng but drunk people & a non non event that it has become. Everywhere but Mangrove Bay was peaceful & quiet.

    • Non Boat day says:

      Sounds like someone is bitter, no friends to go with or what?

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        On the contrary, the Castle Harbour was very nice thankyou. Not even an obnoxious blasting sound system to be heard.

  8. Northshore says:

    You know its one thing to raft up for non-mariners and have a good time, but when these big rent-a-boats show up and anchor next to you and play their noise so loud you can`t have a normal conversation on your own boat! That is just nasty and soooo not in the spirit of non-mariners. Bann those idiots!

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      They are not even there for the event. They are there to party & the fact that their noise annoys others does not matter at all.

      All those charterboats should take their noise & go anchor below Ft Scaur in the sound.

  9. ron,b says:

    hard times or not people wana impress