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.

Bermuda Accommodations

americascupThe 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

A Book by Mark Gabrielson -

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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.

SampleView a sample of the Forward, Contents and Introduction.

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.

Full article by Ray Cullum in Windcheck magazine