Marion MA: June 28, 2013: Make plans NOW… Friday June 19, 2015 is the scheduled date for the 20th biennial Marion Bermuda Race. The Board of Trustees of the Marion to Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association (MBCYRA) made the decision as they met at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club in Bermuda in their post-mortem meeting following the 2013 race. The starting date was announced at the 2013 prizegiving.
Commenting on the date, His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Mr. George Fergusson said he was pleased that the 2015 race would start on June 19th. This year the race conflicted with Bermuda’s National Heroes Day and the Queen’s Birthday, so he had to stay on the island for official duties. “In 2015 the holiday will fall on the previous weekend,” he noted. And to loud applause from the sailors, Governor Fergusson said, “I’m making plans now to sail with you in the next Marion to Bermuda Race.”