10th September, 2016
Welcome participants and visitors to the 2017 Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race. We are thrilled to host this prestigious Atlantic Ocean crossing and know that you will be thrilled to find the Americas Cup in full swing as you arrive.
The 2017 Marion to Bermuda race marks a 40-year tradition of goodwill, camaraderie and competition and we commend the race committee, sailors, family and crew for their commitment to this exciting and challenging race.
Bermuda's sailing pedigree is undeniable, making it the perfect destination and host. From our renowned friendliness to the exquisite beauty of our island, your stay is sure to be a memorable one.
Once on land, set your course east to explore the distinctive architecture and tiny lanes of our 17th century Town of St. George, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or centrally to the tree-lined streets of the vibrant and cosmopolitan City of Hamilton or west to the nautically inspired Royal Naval Dockyard. We encourage you to immerse yourself in this uniquely Bermudian twist of British charm and island soul.
So drop anchor, flake your sails, coil those sheets and let the island's culture and charm unfurl as your navigate your way through this idyllic Atlantic por of proper fun called Bermuda.
William A. Hanbury
Chief Executive Officer
Bermuda Tourism Authority