2013 Marion-Bermuda Race Faces Blustery Start

Photographer Fran Grenon sent us these amazing shots of the race start in upper Buzzards Bay. Photo by Fran Grenon/Spectrum Photo

There should be no shortage of wind for the start of the 2013 Marion Bermuda Race, which kicks off Friday, June 14, in Sippican Harbor, Massachusetts. Winds of 20 to 25 knots, with gusts up to 35 knots, are expected through much of the day as the region faces a spring nor’easter.

Since its inception in 1977, the Marion-Bermuda Race has been a premier 645-mile ocean race and sailing event. It appeals to a broad range of cruising and racing enthusiasts. The Corinthian spirit of the race is one focused on Family and Fun, and all yachts and crew are participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition, and the camaraderie that accompanies such an offshore event.

The Marion-Bermuda Race “encourages the development of blue water sailing skills on seaworthy yachts that can be handled safely offshore with limited crew.” The race is organized and run by hundreds of volunteering members of The Beverly Yacht Club (BYC), The Blue Water Sailing Club (BWSC) and The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) for the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association.

To learn more and to follow the progress of the racers via Yellowbrick, CLICK HERE.

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