The Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race announced the opening of registration for its 20th anniversary, which will commence on June 19, 2015.
Supported by the Beverly Yacht Club of Marion, Mass., the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club of Paget, Bermuda, and the Blue Water Sailing Club of Boston, the race is open to seaworthy yachts appropriate for an offshore ocean race as defined in the U.S. Safety Equipment Requirements.
The Marion to Bermuda course traverses three distinct bodies of water-Buzzards Bay, the Gulf Stream, and the approach to Bermuda.
"The Marion to Bermuda race offers a unique opportunity for sailors who truly love sailing. While a competition, the race truly focuses on being fun -- both on the open water and in both ports," said Allan McLean, Executive Director of the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association. "Marion Bermuda is a highly accessible race - perfect for the novice or experienced ocean racer. We provide many resources to help newer yachts get ready to sail and a robust agenda to keep alumni boats returning race after race."
Registration is now open for the race. Interested participants can register online at www.marionbermuda.com. The entry fee is $950, plus $50 for each additional crewmember. Service academies or university sailing clubs are eligible for a reduced rate of $475, plus $50 per additional crewmember.
Additional details on registration, fees and requirements can be found in the Notice of Race, available online at http://www.marionbermuda.com/archive/2015/nor2015.pdf.