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Multihulls back for 2021 Marion Bermuda Race

by Marion Bermuda Race 1 Jun 2020 07:25 PDT
2021 Marion Bermuda Race will be reinstating a multihull class © Tom Devins, Past Commodore, BWSC

The 2021 Marion Bermuda Race will be reinstating a multihull class!

In 2005, the Marion Bermuda Race was the first offshore race to offer a multihull class. That first year there were seven boats on the line with a Saturday start - monohulls started on Friday, as is the tradition. The class then stopped sailing in 2009...until now.

The class in 2021 will be open to multihulls between 32 and 80 feet LOA, the same as the monohull class. They will be rated using the same ORR VPP handicap system as monohulls but developed specifically for multihulls, ORR-Mh. All other requirements match the monohulls. The one change from the past is the race will start all classes together on June, 18, 2021. The race is looking forward to a strong turnout for the multihull class in 2021.

Though gaining acceptance quickly in the charter trade, multihulls were relatively few and far between in the northeast as a cruising yacht back in 2005. This has dramatically changed over the past fifteen years, and every harbor is seeing more and more multihulls swinging on moorings each season. They are a proven offshore cruising yacht and continue to gain in popularity as a capable family cruiser. We look forward to sailing to Bermuda together!

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