Marion Bermuda Race
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 ---
- Celestial Navigation Workshops
- Registration is open!
- Notice of Race has been posted and it was revised January 9, 2017 with minor changes to the Marion Bermuda Race Safety Requirements.
- 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!
- Bermuda Dock Request - Race Week: please process this early!
- Bermuda Dock Request - AC Finals Week: please process this early!
Presentation Dates and Times Announced
So You Want To Race To Bermuda - -That is the title of the Marion Bermuda Race Presentation series happening this fall in locations around New England. Many sailors, racers and cruisers alike, want to make the offshore passage to Bermuda and the Marion Bermuda Race is a great way to go.
There is an additional special reason in 2017 to make the passage…the Race will finish in Bermuda just prior to the finals of the 35th America’s Cup. A lot of planning and coordination has gone into the 2017 race to insure all participants that want to stay for the America’s Cup will have that opportunity. Limited special dockage arrangements are in place, spectator boats to the racing and special tours of the race compound are all on the agenda. So don’t miss the opportunity to have a front row seat to the America’s Cup while enjoying a wonderful offshore sailing event…the Marion Bermuda Race.
About the Race
On behalf of the Beverly Yacht Club, Blue Water Sailing Club and the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, please accept our personal invitation to participate in the Marion Bermuda Race. 2017 will mark the 21st running of the Marion Bermuda Race. It has been a wonderful 40 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 has always been a race aimed at cruising boats and remains so today.
So what’s new for the 2017 race? The big news is the Island of Bermuda is hosting the 35th America’s Cup and race participants will be there to see it! The race will arrive in Bermuda just prior to the start of the finals and special mooring/dockage arrangements have been made to accommodate those yachts that would like to stay through the finals. Because of this once in a lifetime opportunity, we have moved the start date one week earlier to June 9, 2017 to ensure everyone is in Bermuda for the America’s Cup finals.
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.
To reserve your copy with a special pre-publication price, please complete the information below and you will be contacted when the book is ready to launch for payment information.
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.
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