The Marion Bermuda Race is built upon the competitive spirit and good fellowship of Corinthian sailing. It offers the unique opportunity to enjoy the camaraderie that develops from an offshore passage while testing one’s ability to reach the highest levels of teamwork racing a well-founded yacht. The Race believes this teamwork begins with the youth who represent the future of sailing and racing. We believe that sailing helps build leadership, personal responsibility, communication, problem solving and teamwork skills that will benefit and enhance their lives in the future. To fulfill our charitable mission each of the sponsoring yacht clubs use the proceeds of the race operations to support local programs that offer sailing and racing instruction to a diverse group of junior sailors. We hope to encourage their stewardship of, participation in and love of the sport.