For Vernon Hultzer and his fellow Mini Transat Racers the glaring difference between the N2B and A2B races is that one wants them, and the other does not. Newport to Bermuda does not need Minis. Annapolis to Bermuda wants them! Read more here.
Time to register is running short! Don't get caught short! Register today to reserve your place and begin your adventure to Bermuda! Over 30 boats registered!
2016 will be the 20th running of the biannual Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race and we're working hard to make it the best race ever. We are proud to announce the Race has a new sponsor club in Bermuda, the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, located in the heart of the Island's center. We are also excited about our new Mentoring Program to help new racers get to the starting line.
Check back here, or sign up for email updates, to discover the latest developments such as seminars and social events during the coming year leading up to the Race's start.
News and Updates:
The Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race (A2B) Committee is proud to announce that Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies is the name sponsor of the 2016 race.
Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies has been outfitting sailors since 1959. Family owned and operated, Bacons began selling used sails in Annapolis and now provides the worldwide boating community with the best in Used Sails, New Sails and Canvas, Used Sailboat and Powerboat Hardware, plus all the brand new hardware and gear available in any marine store, but at a great price! Bacon’s long-term commitment to quality, service, and integrity has placed them at the forefront of the industry.
Bacon Sails in Annapolis, Maryland houses an enormous in-stock inventory of over 10,000 sails. They also offer thousands of items of new and used hardware!
Whether you are outfitting for the A2B, a circumnavigation, the next big round the marks race, or just a relaxing weekend on the water, let Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies and their knowledgeable staff help you get what you need, used or new, at a great price!
This year’s A2B has expanded and now offers six categories, including the latest addition: Mini 6.5’s. Currently there are 33 entrants, with more to come before the May 1 deadline.
Bacon Sails has been a sponsor of the A2B since 2014, and provides support for all A2B participants as well as the international sailing community. We are delighted that Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies has chosen once again to support this 2016 Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race.
The 2016 Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies Annapolis to Bermuda Race is pleased to announce THREE NEW categories for racing in 2016! In addition to the ORR, spinnaker, non-spinnaker and cruising classes, A2B now invites multihulls, double-handed racers, and owners of Mini-Transat boats to compete in the race.
The diversity of boats racing from Annapolis to Bermuda and the unique A2B Mentorship Program for new competitors makes the Annapolis to Bermuda Ocean Race the "must-do race" of the 2016 season. Register today at http://www.bermudaoceanrace.com
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From the 2016 Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race event:
Saturday 27 February 2016, 06:00pm - 08:00pm
The 2016 Bacon Sails Annapolis to Bermuda race is pleased to present world famous America's Cup sailor, veteran around the world racer, and all around sailing pioneer Dawn Riley. Ms. Riley will discuss her past America's Cup and Whitbread adventures, ocean racing, and the future of high level racing in the United States. As executive director of Oakcliff Sailing, Ms. Riley currently trains the next generation of champion racers in an America's Cup style compound. Oakcliff recruits the best of the best and should be on the radar of every young sailor who dreams of an America's Cup or Volvo Ocean race.
The long awaited opening of the Annapolis to Bermuda Ship's Store is here. Go to the link in the Navigation Bar above, click on the Polo Shirt on the sidebar to the right or juct click here
The 2016 Bacon Sails Annapolis to Bermuda Race committee is pleased to announce a special offer from Harney Rigging, your source for Grand Prix rigging services on the Bay. In support of the 2016 Bacon Sails Annapolis to Bermuda Race, Harney Rigging is offering a 20% discount on full rig inspections and rig tuning services for 15 racers. The discount is available on a first come, first served basis through a sign up sheet at the Saturday, February 6 Navigation Seminar, being held at 31 Rowe Blvd. in Annapolis, MD. For additional details please contact Harney Rigging at 703-283-2317 or visit harneyyachtrigging.com"
Info on the upcoming Skipper's and Crew Social on April 9th will be announced soon. Stay tuned and mark your calenders now!
If you missed it, we'll have the presentations uploaded to the website soon