Information Sessions to help sailors prepare for an offshore race to Bermuda will be presented by the Marion Bermuda Race team and will be held at West Marine store locations throughout New England. Many sailors want to make the passage to Bermuda and the Marion Bermuda Race is a great way to go, but there are so many questions that must be answered.
Lilla at the finish of the Marion Bermuda Race 2011
During these sessions, you will learn about:
- Boat qualification
- Boat Preparation
- Crew Preparation
- Communication equipment needed
- Safety equipment needed
- Watch schedules
- Customs requirements
- Costs and Logistics
- When to begin preparations
- The nuances and Strategies for navigating Buzzards Bay, the Gulf Stream and the Approach to Bermuda
- The hands-on Mentoring program provided by the Marion Bermuda Race support team
Race organizers are sure you can think of twenty more questions that are just as important. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to see what it takes for you, your crew and your boat to race to the beautiful island of Bermuda safely (and maybe win a little silver along the way).
Race Start: June 14, 2013. The Notice of Race for the 2013 event is now posted on the website.
Dates and Locations for Marion Bermuda – West Marine info sessions:
Saturday, January 5: 10am Portland, ME - 2pm Portsmouth, NH
Sunday, January 6: 10am Seabrook, NH - 2pm Danvers, MA
Saturday, January 12: 10 am Woburn, MA - 2pm Braintree, MA
Sunday, January 13: 10 am Fairhaven, MA - 2pm Middletown, RI
Sunday, Jan 19: 10am Mystic, CT - 2pm Old Saybrook, CT
Marion Bermuda website