Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race

Prizes and Trophies

Trophies will be awarded to yachts based on their corrected time unless otherwise described. Corrected times will be adjusted for starting time and time credits or penalties at the decision of the Compliance Committee or Jury. Other prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the Race Committee.

2013 Prize Winners

Founders, Big Yacht and Classic Division Trophies: The following trophies will be awarded to yachts in the Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race.
Trophy photoBWSC Board of Governors TrophyThe yacht with the shortest elapsed time
 Commemorative Bulkhead PlaquesEach yacht finishing the race.
Exemplary Performance Trophy: This trophy may be awarded to any registered yacht at the discretion of the MBCYRA Trustees in recognition of truly outstanding seamanship or sportsmanship, independent of a yacht’s finishing position.
Trophy photoThe Robert N. Bavier, Jr. Seamanship-Sportmanship TrophyA yacht in any division.
Founders Division Overall Trophies: The following trophies will be awarded to yachts in the Founders Division regardless of their Starting Class.
Trophy photoFounders TrophyThe yacht with the best overall corrected time.
 BYC Polaris TrophyFirst celestially navigated yacht.
Trophy photoNavigator’s TrophyNavigator of the first celestially navigated yacht.
Founders Division Class Trophies: The following Trophies will be awarded in each starting class.
 First, Second and Third Place TrophiesFirst, Second, and Third place based upon corrected time.
 Cook’s TrophiesTo the cook of the last yacht in each racing class to physically finish.
Founders Division Special Trophies: Trophies established to foster competition in other ocean races designed for cruising yachts and between crews, teams, yachts of similar design. These trophies will be awarded if there are three or more such yachts starting the Race or at the discretion of the Race Committee.
Trophy photoL. Bryon Kingery, Jr. Memorial TrophyFirst ”short-handed“ yacht. A yacht is short-handed if there are only four people aboard.
 Double-Handed TrophyFirst yacht to finish with a crew of two (2) sailors.
Trophy photoBeverly Family TrophyFirst “family-crewed” yacht.
Trophy photoCommodore Faith Paulsen TrophyFirst yacht that is crewed entirely by females.
 Kingman Yacht Center Marion Bermuda Team TrophyTo the established yacht club, sailing club or similar organization whose team of three yachts has the lowest combined time. The organization’s Commodore must submit an application on behalf of the team by June 8, 2013.
 “Mini-class” TrophiesFirst yacht in each mini-class. When three (3) yachts of the same hull design start the race, they will constitute a “mini-class,” regardless of their Skipper’s Starting Class.
Trophy photoBartram TrophyBest performance by a US service academy, maritime college or ROTC yacht.
Trophy photoAncient Mariners Golden Teapot TrophyAwarded to the crew having the highest average age who finishes the race.
Trophy photoBermuda Ocean Cruising Yacht TrophyAwarded to the Skipper who has the best finish in consecutive Marion and Newport Bermuda Races Cruising Division. Sponsored by SAIL Magazine.
 New England Offshore Racing TrophyAwarded to the Skipper who has the best finish in consecutive Marion-Bermuda and Stonington, CT to Boothbay Harbor, ME Races.
Founders Division Regional and Club Trophies: Awarded to yachts which have not received an Overall Trophy. Only one Regional or Club trophy will be awarded per yacht.
Trophy photoAdams BowlA New England yacht.
Trophy photoDeborah Anne Domenie MemorialA New York, New Jersey or Connecticut yacht.
Trophy photoNaval Academy TrophyA Chesapeake Bay yacht.
Trophy photoCorporation of Hamilton TrophyA Bermuda yacht.
Trophy photoTown of Marion TrophyA Buzzards Bay yacht.
Trophy photoCommodore’s CupA Blue Water Sailing Club yacht.
Trophy photoBermuda Longtail TrophyA Beverly Yacht Club yacht.
Big Yacht Division Trophies: The following trophies will be awarded to yachts in the Big Yacht Division based upon the ORR handicap system unless otherwise noted.
 Big Yacht TrophyThe yacht with the best corrected time.
 First, Second and Third Place TrophiesFirst, second, and third place prizes will be awarded to the yachts with the best corrected times in each starting class.
Classic Yacht Division Trophies: The following trophies will be awarded to yachts in the Classic Yacht Division based upon the ORR handicap system unless otherwise noted.
 Captain Ed Williams TrophyThe vessel with the best corrected time.
 First Place TrophyIf more than 3 vessels finish the race, the vessel with the shortest corrected time will be awarded a first place prize.

Thank You to Our 2013 Sponsors

New England Boatworks
Stott Marketing
Converse Company Realtors
North East Rigging Systems
MacDougalls' Cape Cod Marine Service, Inc
Gosling's Rum
Bermuda Department of Tourism
West End Yachts Ltd.
Turks Seafood
Fairmont Southampton Hotel
The Royal Palms
Newport Bermuda Race
Marine Locker
Team One Newport
Bone Fish Bar & Grill
North Sails Direct
CellOne - Wireless Services
Briarwood Beach Motel

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