Dec 21, 2016
“With more than 1500 ‘likes’ on Facebook we are excited about the early interest,” said Jennie Aspinall, vice commodore-elect of the Boston Yacht Club and chair of the 2017 event. “We are looking forward to a full fleet of competitors at the starting line in July,” she continued.
Registration is being accepted online at www.marbleheadtohalifax.com
The 363-nautical mile Marblehead to Halifax is one of the oldest races on the eastern seaboard. It began 1905 and has continued every other year except during wartime. It is cosponsored by the Boston Yacht Club in Marblehead, MA and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron in Halifax. Major support comes from the Steele Auto Group of Nova Scotia.
“Marblehead is the idyllic place for the start of this race,” Aspinall proudly declares. “There will be a round of parties and social events throughout the weekend before starting the race.”