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Gulf Stream Note #1 - May 5, 2015

It’s time to start looking seriously at the Gulf Stream, its location, structure and probable evolution over the next 4-5 weeks. Those planning to participate in the Marion Bermuda Race are encouraged to begin systematic study of the Stream. Read more.


Notice of Race / Sailing Instructions

After receiving several questions and concerns about the celestial class, we have clarified the requirements. Notice of Race has been revised as of May 5. See Notice of Race Amendments for description of changes. The Sailing Instructions have been posted.

Gosling Rum

Marion Events Registration is Open

Please register for the Marion-Bermuda Reception and Dinner on Wednesday June 17 and the Marion-Bermuda Crew Supper in Marion, MA on Thursday June 18.

Crew Finder

Crew FinderNEW!! There is now a crew finder application on the website. This allows crew looking for a yacht or a skipper looking for crew to exchange information.

Offshore Youth Challenge Trophy

The 2015 Marion Bermuda Race is the first USSER Oceans sanctioned event to offer a youth specific trophy for crews 16 to 23 years of age. See details.

If you have a boat that is capable of qualifying for an USSER Oceans level offshore event, consider enabling a group of young enthusiastic sailors the opportunity to experience a voyage of a lifetime.

Race Boat Tracker and Trophy Sponsor
Kingman Yacht Center
Official SAS Sponsor
Landfall Navigation
Official Gear Sponsor
Team One Newport
Official Bermuda Cellular Sponsor
Digicel Bermuda

Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race

Start: Friday June 19, 2015

Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association, Inc.

Marion, Massachusetts, USA

Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race will start in Buzzards Bay off Marion, Massachusetts, and finish off St. David’s Head, Bermuda.

Since its inception in 1977, the Marion-Bermuda Race has been a Corinthian event, and yachts are accepted by invitation. The spirit of the race is that all yachts and crew are participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition, and the camaraderie that accompanies such an off-shore event. The race provides an opportunity for cruising yachts and amateur crews to participate in an ocean race and a rendezvous in Bermuda. It encourages the development of blue water sailing skills on seaworthy yachts that can be handled safely offshore with limited crew. Prizes are awarded in various categories with a bonus for celestially navigated yachts.

Beverly Yacht Club
Marion, Massachusetts USA
Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club
Paget, Bermuda
Blue Water Sailing Club
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Bermuda Department of Tourism

Official Host Sponsor of the Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race

Bermuda Department of Tourism

2013 Photographs and Video
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Integrity - Winner Class B Roust - Overall and Class C winner All woman crew and Ancient Mariner Trophy
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Class A yacht Shindig Class C yacht Seeadler Class B batch Talisman at the start
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Kismet finishes in Bermuda Alibi finishes in Bermuda Lady B in Bermuda
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Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Hinckley Company
Fairhaven Shipyard
Cruising World
Headsync LLC
Ocean & Coastal Environmental Sensing
Life Raft + Survival Equipment
MacDougalls' Cape Cod Marine Service, Inc
Harding Sails
West Marine
Dock & Harbor Maine
Points East Publishing, Inc.