Navigate over to the Ship's Store to order your gear. You can have the name of your yacht and/or sail number stitched on the left sleeve of your polo. Customizing for one shirt is $10; to customize 4 or more shirts the price drops to $6 per shirt.
Get together and make one order for everyone needing the same custom logo and save $$$!
The March 1st Weather Seminar by Dr. Gina Henderson was a huge success with a great turn-out! The slides are now available here and contain all the web-links from the presentation.
Win A Free Sail Contest
For those not in the know, one of the 2014 Annapolis Bermuda Skippers is going to win a FREE CUSTOM SAIL made for them by A2B Sponsor Bacon Sails & Marine Supplies.
How? View the entries here and later this month we are going to open voting on the A2B Facebook page, and YOU decide who wins the sail. Everyone gets to vote once for their favorite racer and the boat with the largest number of votes wins.
Had a custom sail made lately? Not insignificant.
We have 13 registered racers competing in the contest:
Alpha Papa (Albert Holt) Bad Cat (James Whited) Breezing Up (Robert Maher) Chaotic Flux (James Chen) Impromptu (Steve Sharkey) Medley (Mike Boylan) Mazal Tov (Arne Fliflet) Poco a Poco (Nate Owens) R.F.S. Patriot (Rick Kunkle) Rover (Lauren Anthone) SunBreak (Rob Sainsbury) The Office (Joel Aronson) Warrior's Wish (Don Gray)
So, what's next? We are going to be posting everyone's 'stories' on BermudaOceanRace.com soon for everyone to read. Learn more about the skippers, why they are sailing in the race, and we promise, there are some great stories and surprises in what they wrote!
Be sure you've LIKE the A2B page so you get the notices when the 'stories' are there to read as well as the contest start date. YOUR FAVORITE SKIPPER NEEDS YOU!
Seminar: Annapolis to Bermuda Weather
Saturday, March 1, 2014 9:00am – 12:00 pm
St Paul's Lutheran Church
31 Rowe Blvd Annapolis, MD 21401
Lee Chesneau of “WeatherbyLee” and Dr. Gina Henderson, professor of Meteorology at the Naval Academy, will hold a seminar on forecasting weather during the race. The seminar is free but RSVPs are required. RSVP to email@example.com
Offshore Saftey Requirements Updated
Yachts competing in the 2014 Annapolis to Bermuda Race must comply with the safety standards outlined in the Offshore Saftey Requirements posted on the Forms page. Every yacht entered in the race is subject to inspection both before and after the race. Failure to comply may result in invalidation of entry or protest. The Annapolis to Bermuda Race Offshore Safety Requirements (A2BOSRs) are a version of US Sailing's United States Safety Equipment Requirements (USSERs), which can be found on the US Sailing website (ussailing.org).
New Safety Rules from US Sailing
US Sailing just released new clarified rules recommended for race authorities.These new rules are based on the ISAF Offshore Sailing Regulations, but include clearer language and some modified requirements. Mike Lehmkuhl (A2B Safety Chair) said, "the A2B Race Committee will likely adopt these new rules but with some modifications specific to the A2B race. The Safety Committee is reviewing the new rules for Ocean Races and will address this in Saturday's Safety Meeting."