2021 Marion Bermuda Race cancelled
Published on May 14th, 2021
The Marion Bermuda Race Board of Trustees has canceled the 2021 Marion Bermuda Race, planned to start on June 18, due to the current environment and unpredictable nature of COVID-19.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve unpredictably, the guidelines set forth by the CDC on international travel at this point have Bermuda listed as a “very high risk” travel designation meaning that all travel to Bermuda should be avoided.
“The Marion Bermuda Race established from the beginning of the planning process that we would not do anything that would place skippers, crews, volunteers or staff in harm’s way,” said Ray Cullumm, trustee chairman. “The Trustees felt strongly that if we were to run the 2021 race within the current Covid-19 environment and guidance we would be ignoring that position.”
The 2021 edition was to be the 23rd running of the 645nm race between Buzzards Bay off Marion, Massachusetts to the finish off St. David’s Head, Bermuda.