Registration underway for 2014 Annapolis Bermuda Race

Published on December 3rd, 2013

Annapolis, MD (December 3, 2013) – Sixteen competitors have already entered the 19th biennial Annapolis Bermuda Race (A2B). Formerly the Bermuda Ocean Race, A2B begins June 6, 2014, in Annapolis and finishes 753 nautical miles later in Bermuda.

The entry fee is $950. Boats entering before January 1, 2014, save $100 off their registration fee. Entries may be made online at www.annapolisbermudarace.com. Final entry deadline is May 1, 2014. The entry fee is refundable until May 1, 2014.

The competition welcomes racing veterans, first-timers and cruisers. Open to any single or multi-hulled sailing yacht of more than 28 feet, Annapolis organizers are anticipating up to 50 entries. There will be PHRF, IRC, cruising, double-handed and one-design classes. Three boats in any one class qualify for a start.

Prior to the start of the race, several seminars will cover all aspects of preparing for the race. They are free and open to competitors and non-competitors alike.

Annapolis’ Eastport Yacht Club and Bermuda’s St. George’s Dinghy and Sports Club host A2B. Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies, Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather, MISEA Group, Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association, Liberté the Schooner, SpinSheet, and West Marine are sponsors.

More details are available at www.annapolisbermudarace.com.

Tracy Leonard reporting

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