The 1966 Bermuda Race was my first. The boat(“Gunievere” belonging to George Moffett, designed by Alan Guerney) on which I sailed is shown very briefly tied to the dock at Port O’ Call (now Bannister’s Wharf). We were never out of sight of our nearest competitor: Thor Ramsing’s “Solution”; finishing within a minute of one another.
I was working for John Nicholas Brown on his boat in Newport. He had given me the time off to do the race. I always considered that it was very generous of him because he did not use his own boat while I was away. I sailed another Bermuda race with “Guinevere” and a Transatlantic Race.

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2 thoughts on “1966 BERMUDA RACE”

  1. Steve, thanks for this post. Sad to see Nina (2) prominently shown in the piece. Brings back memories as I sailed that Bermuda Race on CCA Commodore Fred Adams yawl Katama. I couldn’t make her out but I’m sure we were hobby-horsing asa badly as all the others!

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