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Elapsed record for Marion Bermuda Race

Published on June 19th, 2023

(June 19, 2023) – Early this morning, Richard Moody’s Boudicca crossed the Marion Bermuda Race finish line off of St. David’s Lighthouse, having completed the 645 nm course in 2 days, 17 hours, 26 minutes, 27 seconds.

This elapsed time beats the previous record set in 2011 by the 76-foot Briand sloop Lilla, owned by Simon and Nancy DiPietro, which was 2 days, 20 hours, 58 minutes, 45 seconds.

Boudicca is a King Marine Reichel-Pugh 66 based out of Jamestown, RI. Boudicca sailed in the performance class, a new addition to the Marion Bermuda Race for 2023 that looked to expand race eligibility to more performance-focused cruising vessels. The new class has four entries this year.

After the start on June 16, the majority of the fleet is haggling with light wind and low boat speed as they have crossed or are crossing the Gulf Stream. The X49 Lyric, currently in second place, has approximately 201 nm to go as of 1100 EDT.

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