Limited-Offer Rig Tuning Special Available from Harney Tuning

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

Thanks for a great seminar!

Thanks to Mike Lehmkuhl, Alex Zahl, and other committee members who volunteered for the Prepare Your Boat seminar at which over forty attendees took advantage of the opportunity to learn from two seasoned ocean racers and safety specialists what will be required to prepare their boats and their crews for the 2016 Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race. 

If you're interested, the powerpoint presentation used by Mike and Alex during the seminar is available here.

 

Prepare your Boat Seminar

Title: Preparing your boat to comply with the offshore safety equipment rules for the 2016 Annapolis to Bermuda Race.

For: skippers and crew who are racing, preparing to race or thinking about racing their boat from Annapolis to Bermuda.

Join experienced ocean racers Captain Mike Lehmkuhl and professional surveyor Alex Zahl as they cover all aspects of preparing your boat for an ocean race, from meeting the USSER/ISAF safety requirements to rigging your boat for racing and crew comfort. Topics will include acquiring and using necessary equipment, boat modifications and updates, and an overview of crew training and preparation.

Where: Eastport Yacht Club, 317 First Street, Annapolis, MD 

When: Saturday, October 31st. 2015 starting at 9:00 am.  Costumes optional.

No fee, but registration is required by sending your name, and boat name if already entered, to seajuniper@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Please direct questions to AnnapolisEvents/Seminars:  annapolisevents@bermudaoceanrace.com, and Safety:  safety@bermudaoceanrace.com

The Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race Committee and Eastport Yacht Club Announce New Bermuda Host Club for 2016 Race

The A2B Race committee is pleased to announce the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club as the Bermuda host club for the 2016 Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race.

COMMITTEE CHAIR BETH BERRY AND COMMITTEE MEMBER BUCK DOWNES AT EASTPORT YACHT CLUB WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON AMATEUR DINGHY CLUB DURING THEIR RECENT VISIT FROM BERMUDA

COMMITTEE CHAIR BETH BERRY AND COMMITTEE MEMBER BUCK DOWNES AT EASTPORT YACHT CLUB WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ROYAL HAMILTON AMATEUR DINGHY CLUB DURING THEIR RECENT VISIT FROM BERMUDA

Founded in 1882, The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club, located in Paget, near Hamilton,has a rich history as a host for offshore racers and cruisers and offers full facilities for the visiting yachtsman. For more information on the club, please visit http://www.rhadc.bm.

In addition to the new host venue, the committee has created a new mentorship program to assist first time participants with race preparation. For more information on the program, please visit the Mentor page in Resources on this site.