Press Releases and Presentations
Bermuda by the Stars - Marion, MA - March 19, 2017
The Marion Bermuda Race is the only US East Coast offshore race which features a Celestial Navigation Classification with Read More
So You Want To Race To Bermuda - Presentations will begin again in fall 2018
Sailors who have done the Marion Bermuda Race (MBR) will provide information specific to the race and many of the activities surrounding the race. The presentation will covers boat qualifications, boat and crew preparations, communications and safety equipment, watch schedules, customs requirements, cost and logistics, and the preparation process. Our talk also touches on strategies for Buzzards Bay, the Gulf Stream and the approach to Bermuda.
Corinthian Resolve - The Story of the Marion Bermuda Race
A Book by Mark Gabrielson -
For the past 40 years, the Marion Bermuda Race has offered Corinthian sailors the opportunity to sail competitively in a serious offshore ocean race. Read all about how it began and highlights through the years.
View a sample of the Forward, Contents and Introduction.
Front Row Seat for the 35th America’s Cup
Being a sailor and a self-described racing sailor, I wondered, “Who wouldn’t want a front row seat to the America’s Cup?” The America’s Cup Event Authority had several options for the venue for the 35th AC in 2017, and they selected the beautiful island of Bermuda. So, one might ask, “Why Bermuda?”
Well, the racing will take place on the Great Sound, a terrific enclosed body of water that offers flat seas and consistent wind…perfect for foiling multihulls. Bermuda is well known for its hospitality…wonderful restaurants, beautiful hotels and extensive use of their greatest resource, the water. Plus, they have a very engaged population that do all in their power to make you feel welcome while you are on their island.
So, how do you get to have that front row seat? Well, you can fly there – it’s only an hour and a half flight. You could book a cruise ship…fun, but doesn’t lend itself to the full island experience. The best way for we sailors is to sail there, and what better way to do that than with 60 or 70 of your closest friends as part of the Marion Bermuda Race.
Marion Bermuda Race Changes Start Date of 2017 Race
In an effort to provide the best possible viewing opportunity for the 2017 America’s Cup finals in Bermuda, the Trustees of Marion Bermuda Race have announced that they will move the Race start date up one week to June 9, 2017. This will enable all Race participants to arrive in Bermuda prior to the start of the America’s Cup finals on June 17, 2017.
A survey taken by the Marion Bermuda Race Organizing Committee in the fall showed a very high interest by past race participants to be in Bermuda for the America’s Cup. In keeping with the Race’s mission of supporting youth sailing in both North America and Bermuda, the race will be supporting the America’s Cup Endeavor Program, a community sailing program for Bermuda youth. This program was developed by the America’s Cup Committee to leave a sporting legacy in Bermuda after the America’s Cup.
More updates and documents for boats and crews will be forthcoming...
Sailing to a foreign country involves a great deal of planning and paperwork. The Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association is here to help. We have many years of experience and local knowledge of Hamilton and all of Bermuda.
From Customs to docking, provisioning and the much-recommended tourism of this beautiful island, we have many resources linked here; you are welcome to email us with questions and suggestions by using our online Contact Form.
Bermuda Customs Department
Bermuda Customs personnel will attend RHADC on arrival of vessels to provide a timely inward clearance at the premises.
For outward clearance, Bermuda Customs would be available at RHADC between the hours of 1200 to 1500 on Saturday, June 17th and 0900 – 1200 on Sunday, June 18th.
Should outward clearance be required after these stated times vessels will need to report to the Yacht Report Centre in St. George’s for clearance.
The first and only dedicated travel website for America’s Cup spectators to view and book packages to attend the 35th America’s Cup is now live! Each package includes hotel accommodation, on-water spectator tickets on official spectator boats to watch the racing live and up close, round trip airport transfers and Official America’s Cup merchandise. If you, your crew, or your family, are interested in attending the 35th America’s Cup as an add-on after the Marion Bermuda race, please visit www.americascuptravel.com for more information. If you are interested in booking hotel accommodation only, please email and a dedicated team member at Travel Places Bermuda Ltd., will happily assist you.
If you are interested in Bed and Breakfast accommodations or other Bermuda properties: www.bermudarentals.com