Bermuda Ocean Race 2012: Don't Just Read About History, Make It

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Seeking sailors who want to race from Annapolis to Bermuda: Be on the starting line for the 18th biennial Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) to be held June 8, 2012 in Annapolis, MD. The entry is $850 if received before January 2, 2012; $950 after. Entries may be made online at http://www.bermudaoceanrace.com. Dream it? Dare to? Do it!

The 18th biennial Bermuda Ocean Race (BOR) to be held June 8, 2012 is seeking competitors. The entry fee is $850 if received before January 2, 2012; $950 after. Entries may be made online at http://www.bermudaoceanrace.com. Final entry deadline is May 1, 2012.

The competition welcomes racing veterans, 1st timers and cruisers. It’s open to any single- or multi-hulled sailing yacht 28- feet length overall or greater. There will be spinnaker, non-spinnaker, double-handed and one-design classes. There will also be a separate demonstration class for the Mini 6.5s.

The 18th biennial BOR begins in Annapolis and finishes 753 nautical miles later in Bermuda. The race is known for its mix of great racers, cruisers and diverse sailing conditions. Starting on the Chesapeake Bay sailors must navigate busy coastal waters and cross the often tricky Gulf Stream. Largely invisible competition and treacherous reefs encircling Bermuda make it a race for the adventurous.

Competitors during the history of this 33-year-old race have included racing stars George Collins of Chessie Racing fame and Jim Muldoon in Donnybrook; numerous rising stars on the east coast racing scene, Sea Scouts, the U.S. Naval Academy Sailing Team and many spirited cruisers.

Get the Notice of Race and info on pre-race seminars covering weather, tactics and boat and crew preparation at bermudaoceanrace.com. See us on Facebook too.

Annapolis’ Eastport Yacht Club and Bermuda’s St. George’s Dinghy and Sports Club host it. Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies and Spinsheet are sponsors.

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