Race News - 2019 Race
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6/22/2019: The 2021 Marion Bermuda Race will start on June 18, 2021.
See A Gallant Victory By Christian E. Hoffman - MIDN USN, Varsity Offshore Sailing Team Captain
Marion Bermuda Wrap up
Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) BERMUDA, June 23, 2019: The 2019 Marion Bermuda Race is in the books. 39 Founders Division entries and two Classic Division boats lined up for their starts in Buzzards Bay on Friday June 14. One of the classics failed to start, but sailed with the fleet heading south in Buzzards Bay for the finish in Bermuda and the hospitality of the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club.
The race started with a gusty beat out of Buzzard’s Bay. Some boats like Riley family’s scratch boat Kiwi Spirit suffered gear failures in the 30-knot gusts. The tack of their mainsail blew out and they had to sail the rest of the race with shortened sail. Kiwi Spirit was first to finish but was off the podium on handicap in class and finished 37, second to last, in fleet.
On the course, one yacht— Mahinia Kai, an Oyster 54 skippered by Arthur Haubner and Arthur Auclair of Salem NH— withdrew with a steering malfunction. They headed back to Newport RI.