We’re here to help you prepare. We have a group of individuals standing by ready to assist race participants with preparation assistance. Our copilots are available by phone, email and, when mutually convenient, informal in-person meetings. (If you require more extensive consultation, for instance, someone to spend a day with you aboard your boat to review your systems and provide more detailed and thorough suggestions customized for your situation, please let us know and we’d be happy to refer you to people who specialize in offshore passage-making preparation consulting.)
The program is informal. Each new entrant brings particular areas of experience and expertise and also diverse needs. Our overall mission is to welcome sailors who have always wanted to experience an adventure like the Marion to Bermuda race. We know you have time constraints and we hope to provide you ready answers from trusted sources so that your goal of race participation can become a reality for you.
Many skippers say preparation is by far the most challenging component of the race (paling in comparison to the actual passage itself). The Marion Bermuda Race mentor program will help you make the most efficient use of your preparation time by consulting with people who have been there and done that before.
Please let us know of your interest in the Race as soon as possible - and if you would like to be paired with a Mentor, we will connect you. Send an e-mail to and we will match you up with your own copilot.