Doublehanded leg for Bermuda One-Two underway
Published on June 18th, 2015
St George’s, Bermuda (June 18, 2015) – The second leg of the Bermuda One-Two started today at 1100 EDT in about 10 knots of WNW breeze, allowing a few boats to fly their spinnakers out of St. George’s Harbour and through the Town Cut. Twenty three boats started the doublehanded leg to Newport, with one boat left behind due to a scooter accident to skipper and crew; they have already flown home.
Later in the day the wind shifted to the NW at 10 knots. Very light winds are expected until they run into the remnants of Tropical Depression Bill somewhere around Monday, June 22. Boats may start finishing by Monday night and Tuesday.
Complete results and blog of the race can be seen at the website www.bermuda1-2.org
Background: The Bermuda One-Two is a shorthanded race and is the only race that races both to Bermuda and back. The Bermuda One-Two Race started in 1977 and races every other year. This is the 20th race. The race consists of two legs; a single handed leg to Bermuda from Newport, RI and after a short stay in St. George’s the boats pick up a crew and race back double handed to Newport, RI. Each leg is 635 nm. Twenty six boats started the singlehanded leg June 5 with 23 boats starting the doublehanded leg on June 18.
Report by Roy Guay.