Registration is underway for the 37th biennial Marblehead to Halifax ocean race on July 9, 2017.
“Early signups are on pace with previous years and we are looking forward to a great time this summer, “said Jennie Aspinall, vice commodore of the Boston Yacht Club and co-chair of this year’s event.
The 363-nautical mile race is co-sponsored by the Boston Yacht Club of Marblehead and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron of Halifax.
Registration is now active on www.marbleheadtohalifax.com. The website also details rules and classes under the Notice of Race section. A safety at sea seminar is scheduled for March 11 & 12 at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Registration for that is also on the website.
The fleet will be competing for trophies at every level including best combined result with the Annapolis to Newport and Marion to Bermuda races. There will also be prizes for teams such as U.S. vs Canada, double handed, all women crew, maritime academies, schooner ketch or yawl and over the hill gang.
“The Halifax” known as the “grand daddy” of ocean races began in 1905 and is one of the highlights of summer on Marblehead Harbor.