Marion Bermuda race delivers honors, tragedy

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The Meriten 65 named Mischievous grabbed the line honors in the 2015 Marion Bermuda Race with a splendid performance. She crossed the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse Bermuda during the twilight Lighthouse committee cocktail party at the finish tower on Monday evening at 6:42 EDT.

Mischievous was sailed by cadets from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and skippered by Charles Cahill. Dozens of spectators cheered her as she crossed between the buoys that set the boundaries of the bearing from the lighthouse.

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There was some unfortunate tragedy that marred the celebration.

On Saturday night the crew of Legacy V were enjoying a great sail with laughter and jokes all around when crewman Bill Fasnacht of Mystic Conn., fell over unconscious.

The crew tried CPR for an hour, used the onboard defibrillator and all other methods at hand but without success. The boat returned home to the U.S.