Solo class for Marblehead to Halifax Race
Published on February 16th, 2021
For the first time in its storied history, the biennial 363nm Marblehead to Halifax Race is reaching out to singlehanded sailors.
“Singlehanded is growing more popular,” said Richard Hinterhoeller of the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron, co-race director of the event. “We are delighted with the interest that we’ve seen to date and are pleased to be supporting this aspect of the sport.”
While the Canadian border is still closed, there remains optimism for the 39th Marblehead to Halifax Race to stay on schedule with its start on July 11 in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
“We have 34 boats registered as of early February,” said co-race director Karen Tenenbaum of the Boston Yacht Club. “Due to last year’s offshore race cancellations necessitated by the pandemic, we believe there will be a lot of pent-up demand to get out on the water.
“If there’s any way we can safely hold this regatta, either because of the border reopening (to Halifax), or by using a different race format within our respective borders, we will.”
Source: Ed Bell