Please select your home edition
Edition
PredictWind.com 2014

Marion to Bermuda Race - Spirit of Bermuda sole Classic Yacht entry

by Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette on 7 Jun 2013
The Bermudian 3-masted sail training schooner Spirit of Bermuda Barry Pickthall/PPL © http://www.pplmedia.com
The Marion to Bermuda Race start is approaching and we now learn that the 90 foot ketch Belle Aventure has withdrawn from this year’s race, leaving local sloop Spirit of Bermuda as the sole entry in the new Classic Yacht Division.

'Due to unforeseen circumstances with the owners’ schedules, S/Y Belle Aventure will not be able to sail to Bermuda this year during the Marion to Bermuda Race,' read a statement from Belle Aventure captain Dave Thompson. 'We were looking forward to racing but will have to delay for another year. Both the crew and owners apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and wish all the participants luck in the race this year.'

Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) Commodore Allan Williams added: 'I don’t know the reasons (for the late withdrawal) but notwithstanding I’m very disappointed.'

Belle Aventure’s withdrawal has reduced this year’s overall Marion Bermuda race fleet from 39 to 38 boats.

Flying the Island’s banner along with Spirit of Bermuda in the biennial 645 mile ocean race is the 40-foot Hinckley, Alice Kay, that is competing in the Founders Division.

Since its inception the Marion Bermuda Race, jointly hosted by RHADC, Beverly Yacht Club and Blue Water Sailing Club has evolved into a premier ocean race and sailing event which appeals to a broad range of cruising and racing enthusiasts.

This year’s race is scheduled to get underway on June 14 in Buzzards Bay, Marion, Massachusetts and finish off St David’s Head, Bermuda.
Naiad/Oracle SupplierPredictWind.comPredictWind.com 2014

Related Articles

2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race Fleet building nicely
The record fleet is 122 set in 2014, and recent years have seen the number of participants regularly top 100 boats. The record fleet for the event is 122 set in 2014, and recent years have seen the number of participants regularly top 100 boats.
Posted today at 3:55 pm
PSP Logistics to feature once again in Clipper Yacht Race
More than 700 non-professional sailors, representing over 40 nationalities, will compete for eleven months. More than 700 non-professional sailors, representing over 40 nationalities, will compete for eleven months on a fleet of twelve identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, each led by a professional skipper.
Posted today at 1:34 pm
Owner-driver GC32s in the majority at 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE
Maris comes with a strong multihull background having previously competed in the Extreme Sailing Series. Maris comes with a strong multihull background having previously competed in the Extreme Sailing Series and the D35 catamaran circuit on Lake Geneva.
Posted today at 12:41 pm
Yacht Racing Forum extends partnership with Zhik for two more years
Top sailors choose Zhik gear to win world championships, and demand it for their OIympic campaigns. The company sells its products into an international network covering more than 40 countries, in Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific.
Posted today at 12:10 pm
Moth Worlds – Moth speed uncovered
C-Tech’s Tim Willetts takes time to reflect on changes in Moth class rig design and development over the past six years With the 2017 Moth world championship starting Tuesday, C-Tech’s Tim Willetts takes time to reflect on changes in Moth class rig design and development over the past six years. A lot has happened behind the scenes that is giving the top sailors the edge by staying ahead.
Posted today at 9:25 am
Newport Trophy Regatta for 12 Metres - A window onto the 2019 Worlds
The waters off Newport, R.I., were alive with 12 Metres when the Newport Trophy Regatta took place over July 21-23. The waters off Newport, R.I., were alive with 12 Metres when the Newport Trophy Regatta took place over July 21-23. The event, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, reflected the excitement growing for the 12 Metre World Championship set to take place here in 2019 as part of the New York Yacht Club’s 175th Anniversary Regatta. The historic fleet numbered ten boats
Posted today at 7:29 am
Rolex Fastnet Race - Raw challenge, compelling beauty
Near 400 yachts registered for the 47th running of the legendary 605-nm race represent a record number of participants. The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), race founder and organizer of the Rolex Fastnet Race, has said that the fleet that will contest the 2017 edition looks set to be the largest and most diverse in offshore racing history. The facts unanimously back up the statement. The near 400 yachts registered for the 47th running of the legendary 605-nm race represent a record number of participants.
Posted today at 6:05 am
52 Super Series – Rán Racing win Portals opener
On the second beat, Alegre closed slightly, but Ado Stead and Adam Beashel defended down the run to keep their win safe. On the second beat, Alegre closed slightly, but Rán Racing’s Ado Stead and Adam Beashel defended down the run to keep their win safe.
Posted on 24 Jul
52 Super Series – Azzurra is third in the first day at Puerto Portals
The first day of racing was characterized by unstable winds, unusual conditions in the bay of Palma. The first day of racing at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week was characterized by unstable winds, unusual conditions in the bay of Palma.
Posted on 24 Jul
Tour de France à la Voile – Super Final shakes Tahiti from top spot
This was one of the most physically demanding race days the 29 already-fatigued crews have experienced so far. This was one of the most physically demanding race days the 29 already-fatigued crews have experienced so far over seven acts of the Tour.
Posted on 24 Jul