Nov 23, 2016
The notice of race has been posted and organizers of the 37th Marblehead to Halifax ocean race are looking for a robust turnout of competitors in picturesque and historic Marblehead Harbor on July 9th, 2017.
“Every other year this is one of the summer highlights in Marblehead,” Jennie Aspinall, vice commodore-elect of the Boston Yacht Club and race chair. “Our Canadian friends always bring an air of international excitement to our town.”
She said plans are well underway for shore-side parties and other social events over the weekend leading up to the start of the race on Sunday.
Billed as the “grand-daddy of ocean races”, the Marblehead to Halifax is co- sponsored by the Boston Yacht Club of Marblehead, MA and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron of Halifax, NS.
“We are already working to attract another strong fleet of entries from eastern Canada and the Squadron can’t wait to welcome everyone to Halifax,” says Will Greenwood, RNSYS race chair.
In keeping up with the needs of ocean racing, which continue to evolve over more than a century, the organizers of the 37th biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax have included a number of changes from the previous races in the current NOR.
Check them out on the NOR which is now up on the official race website www.marbleheadtohalifax.com. Registration forms will be posted and made available in December.
Photo credit: Craig Davis