Yacht Race Readies for Launch

The biannual Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race is set to start on Friday, June 14, with First Attention Signal scheduled for 11:30 am, preceded by the final days of preparation in Marion.

On Thursday, registration runs from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, followed by the Skippers’ Meeting and Weather Briefing at Tabor Academy at 5:00 pm and Gosling’s Captains and Crew Dinner at 6:00 pm. Officials expect “beautiful” conditions for the race, which is a 645-mile course to Bermuda, where an action-packed week awaits.

The starting line is approximately four nautical miles off of Sippican Harbor. Fans and followers can track the progress of the anticipated 40 crews – including 2011 runner-up Pescatore of Marion – at www.marionbermuda.com.

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