Marion Bermuda Race Cancelled Due To Covid

May 16, 2021

The Marion Bermuda Race Board of Trustees have cancelled the 2021 Marion Bermuda Race due to Covid-19.

Marion Bermuda Race Chairman, Board of Trustees Ray Cullum said, “The Marion Bermuda Race Board of Trustees has made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Marion Bermuda Race due to the current environment and unpredictable nature of Covid-19.

“The Organizing Committee has worked hard over the last several months to develop a viable plan that would work for all involved in the execution of the race. The government in Bermuda has been as accommodating as possible considering their first priority is to protect the citizens of Bermuda.

“The Covid-19 situation continues to evolve unpredictably. The guidelines set forth by the CDC on international travel which at this point have Bermuda listed as a “very high risk” travel designation meaning that all travel to Bermuda should be avoided.

“The Marion Bermuda Race established from the beginning of the planning process that we would not do anything that would place skippers, crews, volunteers or staff in harm’s way. The Trustees felt strongly that if we were to run the 2021 race within the current Covid-19 environment and guidance we would be ignoring that position.

“We will be sending out additional information to all skippers within the next few days.

“We would like to thank all competitors for your support and understanding during this difficult time. I would also like to thank the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, Beverly Yacht Club and Blue Water Sailing Club and all of the committee members and volunteers that have spent countless hours planning the event.”

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