The Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race provides a unique combination of inshore and offshore racing through its route down the Chesapeake Bay, across the Gulfstream, and onto Bermuda. It enables many sailors to fulfill a lifelong ambition: a blue water passage to a coral island with white sandy beaches and legendary hospitality.
The Race covers 753 miles, making it the longest ocean race on the east coast of the U.S.
A number of PHRF and class divisions ensure a competitive experience for both seasoned racers and more casual cruisers. A major objective of the Race is to promote the art of navigation for more sailors. A2B provides these challenges within a framework designed for safe offshore sailing.
The fleet is limited to 50 entries which allows the committee and host clubs to be responsive to the needs of each entrant--a major objective of the race organizers.
The Eastport Yacht Club hosts pre-race social events leading up to the race start, while the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club provides participants with a wonderful venue upon their arrival in Bermuda. The Club provides dockage, a restaurant and bar, showers and laundry and is conveniently situation across from the harbor from downtown Hamilton.