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‘TI’ skippered by Greg Marston can now be confirmed as the overall winner of the 2015 Marion Bermuda Race Founders Division.  ‘TI’, an Alden Mistral 36 sailed under Celestial Navigation by a family crew grabbed the lead for the big prize. Her corrected time was 86hrs :35min :56sec. ©Fran Grenon Spectrum Photography
 
By late afternoon Atlantic Daylight time all of the yachts that had continued racing had finished in Bermuda. ‘Bacchanal’ (60435) a Hunter 380 Skippered by Mike Crawford won the last Cook’s Trophy for being the last Class C boat to physically finish the race..©Fran Grenon Spectrum Photography

 
' Last Finishers Arrive in Bermuda
‘TI’ Takes Founders Trophy and Overall Marion Bermuda Win
 'Mischievous' wins Line Honors Blue Water Sailing Club Board of Governors Trophy
   By Talbot Wilson
 
Preliminary class results are posted at Scoring
               Note: All results are preliminary.
 
RHADC, Bermuda- June 25, 2015: By late afternoon Atlantic Daylight time all of the yachts that had continued racing had finished in Bermuda. ‘Bacchanal’ a Hunter 380 Skippered by Mike Crawford won the final Cook’s Trophy for being the last Class C boat to physically finish the race and the last boat to finish overall.
 
Other Cook’s Trophy winners were ‘Icebear’ in Class A with an elapse time of 108:43:06, ‘Eagle’ in Class B with an elapse time of 108:01:31, and ‘Gemini’ a Shannon 39 skippered by Mark Competiello with an elapse time of 121:19:27.
 
‘TI’ skippered by Greg Marston was confirmed Wednesday as overall winner of the 2015 Marion Bermuda Race Founders Division. ‘TI’, an Alden Mistral 36 sailed under Celestial Navigation by a family crew to take the big prize. Her corrected time was 86hrs :35min :56sec.
 
The crew of ‘TI’ consisted of the skipper Greg Marston, navigators Andrew Howe and Chase Marston, Watch Captain Peter Stoops, and crewmembers John Omeara and Jake Marston. They are all related, and all are from Falmouth Maine.
 
Looking back to Monday, ‘Mischievous’, sailing for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy grabbed line honors in the 645-mile race. She crossed the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse Bermuda during the twilight Lighthouse Committee cocktail party at the finish tower on Monday evening at 6:42 EDT.
 
‘Spirit of Bermuda’, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s sail training vessel chartered by Jim Butterfield for an employee team building adventure, had a strong fourth for line honors and first in the Classic Division. This is her best showing ever in a Bermuda Ocean Race by ‘Spirit of Bermuda’.
 
The fleet from the fastest to slowest boats experienced many hours of gale force winds with sustained winds noted at 40-50kts. One late arrival, Joe Cummings skipper of a Tashiba 40 ‘Shuang Hsi’, asked his navigator Skip Gresko what the top wind speed was. Gresko confirmed they saw 120 on their dial. Cummings said that may have been caused by recovering quickly from a knock down when they were in an intense white-out squall. “The rain was horizontal, like bullets,” Cummings said. “We had sustained winds of 40-50kts.”
 
Preliminary Results Founders Division
Note: Results and corrected times may change when compliance penalties are applied.
Preliminary class results are posted at Scoring.

Class A (Finishers)
Division
Rank
Class
 
RankRan Class
Yacht Name
(Sail Number)
Skipper Corrected
+ Penalty
7 1     MARGALO (USA11772) Chip Johns 3d 17:58:13  
13 2 ARIEL (USA60510) Bob Anderson 3d 19:24:58  
17 3 DEFIANCE (51868) Peter Noonan 3d 21:20:43  
19 4 ORONOCO (USA60426) Adrian Ravenscroft 3d 23:23:09  
21 5 MISCHIEVOUS (50065) Charles Cahill 4d 01:11:55  
22 6 LUCY GEORGINA (60492) Peter Bacon 4d 01:16:41  
30 7 FEARLESS (33555) Shaun Ensor 4d 09:08:39  
31 8 BALLYHOO (43744) Wes McMichael 4d 09:33:26  
33 9 SCARLET (MON2323) Barry Feldman 4d 11:28:33  
34 10 ICEBEAR (48601) Kurt Harrington 4d 12:36:35  
35 11 SPIRIT (35753) Priscilla Stoll 4d 14:24:04  
 
Founders Division
Class B (Finishers)
Division
Rank
Class
Rank
Yacht Name (Sail Number) Skipper Corrected
+ Penalty
3 1 SWIFT (NA11) Kyle Briggs 3d 15:21:45  
5 2 DEFIANCE (NA23) Jared Valeske 3d 16:24:45  
6 3 INTEGRITY (NA22) Tom Wester 3d 16:26:32  
14 4 MAHINA KAI (GBR5402C) Arthur Haubner 3d 19:55:25  
16 5 ARIEL (51444) Eric Eichler 3d 21:09:12  
25 6 EAGLE (42788) Dana Oviatt 4d 03:10:02  
26 7 CONVERJENCE (50903) Bill Bowers 4d 03:54:43  
28 8 MOMENTUM (51020) Paul Kanev    
             
 
Founders Division
Class C (Finishers)
Division
Rank
Class
Rank
Yacht Name (Sail Number) Skipper Corrected
+ Penalty
2 1 SILHOUETTE (USA42605) David Caso 3d 15:03:16
8 2 BLACK MALLARD (40866) Tracy Day McRoberts 3d 18:07:11
11 3 ATTITUDE (USA52571) Shawn Dahlen 3d 18:55:06
12 4 CORSAIR (74044) David Risch 3d 19:05:38
18 5 ETOILE (60205) Anne Kolker 3d 22:52:01
20 6 ESCAPADE II (8516T) Tom Bowler 4d 00:10:52
23 7 JOVINI (60609) John Rizzi 4d 02:22:54
27 8 PANACHE (41992) Robert Scribner 4d 03:56:18
29 9 SPIRIT (USA5181) Manny Hontoria  
 
 Founders Division
Class D (Finishers)
Division
Rank
Class
Rank
Yacht Name (Sail Number) Skipper Corrected
+ Penalty
1 1 TI (1863) Gregg Marston 3d 14:35:56
4 2 TRUST ME (USA60475) Jeff Dowling 3d 15:39:41
9 3 ROUST (USA37) Ian Gumprecht 3d 18:10:03
10 4 FREE SPIRIT (24) Thomas Stokes 3d 18:30:41
15 5 HOTSPUR II (2175) Ron Wisner 3d 20:44:24
24 6 SPARKY (42023) Rob McAlpine 4d 02:23:16
32 7 WISPER (61034) Peter Helmetag 4d 09:56:08
36 8 QUE SERA SERA (12) Edwin E. (Ted) Geiger 4d 20:30:14

All of the positions are preliminary.  Thirty-nine boats have finished.
‘Gemini’ and ‘Bacchanal’ have finished, but have not reported their times. They are not listed in the finishers chart.
 
Six boats have retired and one did not start:
Class A boat ‘Kiva’ an Aerodyne 47 ripped her mainsail and ‘Free Range Chicken’ had a rigging failure. Both returned to the US.
 
‘Legacy V’ from Class B retired after one of her crew, Bill Fasnacht, died of natural causes. His crewmates could not revive him after an hour of CPR. ‘Legacy V’ has returned to Connecticut. ‘Restive’ also from Class B also retired.
 
‘Swell’, Class C, did not start and Class D entry ‘Is Fearr Cara’ retired earlier and returned to Maine while classmate 'Shuang Hsi' motored to Bermuda.
 
 
 
Contact
Talbot Wilson- e Talbot@talbotwilson.com c 850 217-7138
  
About the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association
 
Since its inception in 1977, the biennial Marion Bermuda Race has been a premier 645 mile ocean race and sailing event which appeals to a broad range of cruising and racing enthusiasts. The spirit of the race is one focused on Family and Fun, and all yachts and crew are participating for the joy and pleasure of sailing, competition, and the camaraderie that accompanies such an offshore event. 
 
The Marion Bermuda Race encourages the development of blue water sailing skills on seaworthy yachts that can be handled safely offshore with limited crew. The Marion Bermuda Race is a 501(c)(3) organization and among other educational efforts, supports and encourages Youth Sailing programs. The Marion to Bermuda Race is organized and run entirely by hundreds of volunteering members of The Beverly Yacht Club (BYC), The Blue Water Sailing Club (BWSC) and The Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) for the Marion 

Looking back to Monday, ‘Mischievous’, sailing for the Massachusetts Maritime Academy grabbed line honors in the 645-mile race. She crossed the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse Bermuda during the twilight Lighthouse Committee cocktail party at the finish tower on Monday evening at 6:42 EDT. .©Fran Grenon Spectrum Photography.

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