DANBoater will provide free emergency medical advice

The 2016 Bacons Sails Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race Committee is thrilled to announce DAN Boater as a new sponsor for 2016! In addition to their generous financial support, DANBoater will provide free emergency medical advice to all racers for the duration of the race! For 35 years DANBoater has been giving boaters peace of mind when offshore and overseas.  Having completed over 10,000 emergency medical evacuations, and fielded 40,000 emergency calls, DAN knows how to keep you safe during your travels! Find out more about their cost effective benefits at www.danboater.org

Bacon Sails Becomes Name Sponsor

he Annapolis 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 Bermuda Ocean Race.

Three New Categories Added for A2B 2016 Race!

The 2016 Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies Annapolis Bermuda Ocean 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 Bermuda Ocean Race the "must-do race" of the 2016 season. Register today at http://www.bermudaoceanrace.com

For more information please contact entries@bermudaoceanrace.com

EYC Dawn Riley Event Registration

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. 


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