The 41st Oyster Regatta will be welcomed to Bermuda by the island’s Tourism Authority whose Chief Executive has committed his team to giving the fleet a wonderful combination of glorious sailing and fine dining on this historic island. Also welcomed by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, we have mapped out a programme that will offer four days of Corinthian racing around three different parts of the island. May is the best month of year we’re told; sunshine and sailing winds but without the humidity of June and July, later in the summer.
Starting in the capital city of Hamilton with racing in the Great Sound, the event will include private parties in art galleries, amazing forts, the landmark Commissioner’s House and the historic Naval Dockyard. Race three will take the fleet around to St. George at the Eastern end of the island. ‘St. George’s Towne’, as it was once known, was where it all started around 500 years ago.
Around 750nm due north from the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda is only a little left of track for those yachts en route from a Caribbean season to the Mediterranean and just a little right of track for those heading to the Eastern Seaboard USA. Give yourselves time to enjoy this visit. The island will make us very welcome and sponsorship has been secured to ensure this will be a very memorable event in the history of Oyster Regattas.
More details to follow closer to the event.