“Selkie” big winner in Marion Bermuda 40th Anniversary Race
By Laurie Fullerton
RHADC Bermuda- June 19, 2017: Bostonian G.J. “Chip” Bradish and his crew of three—Max Mulhern (Navigator), George Dyroff (Watch Captain) and Peter Sidewater (Crew) topped the overall awards list this year with the performance of his Class D, “Selkie”, a Morris Yachts Ocean. They took home the Founders Trophy, awarded to the yacht with the best overall corrected time, and BYC Polaris Trophy awarded to the yacht with the best celestially-navigated performance.
Marion Bermuda Race
RACE BOAT TRACKER SPONSOR - Kingman Yacht Center - Cataumet, MA 02534 508-563-7136
Updates are once per hour and are presented without added delays.Start: Friday June 9, 2017 - 40th Anniversary
The Marion Bermuda 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.
Latest News ---
- The tentative start of the next Marion Bermuda Race is June 14, 2019
- An interview with Allan McLean about the 2017 Marion to Bermuda Race
- Registration for the After Party on June 17 is being handled by the Duty Desk in Bermuda.
- 2017 Race Book is online.
About the Race
On behalf of the Beverly Yacht Club, Blue Water Sailing Club and the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, please accept our invitation to participate in the 2019 Marion Bermuda Race. This will mark the 22nd running of the Race. It has been a wonderful 42 years, starting from a race that began with two old sailing buddies talking about racing from Marion to Bermuda and inviting their friends, to each boat being tracked through satellite navigation for all the world to follow. It is and always has always been a race aimed at cruising boats and remains so today.