Final night for Marion Bermuda leader
Published on June 17th, 2019
(June 17, 2019; Day 4) – The Farr 63 Kiwi Spirit is in the final approach for the Marion Bermuda Race, reporting 51nm to go (at 17:00 EDT) as the elapsed and corrected time leader.
Background: The 22nd Marion Bermuda Race and the 42nd year for the 645-mile open ocean challenge attracted 39 teams for the 2019 edition on June 14.
The first Marion-Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race in 1977 saw 104 starters cross the line. Over the forty-two years since that first race the race has evolved into a true offshore challenge for cruising yachts, amateur, family and youth sailors. Special prizes abound to emphasis celestial navigation, short handed sailing, family crews and regional competition. The race is handicapped under the ORR rating system to assure the fairest scoring available for ocean racing yachts.