The Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron are pleased to announce the 36th Biennial Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race. The Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race has run regularly on alternate years from the Newport Bermuda Race, as one of the pre-eminent ocean races of the North Atlantic. The race began in 1905 as an informal competition among sailors from the Boston, Eastern, and New York Yacht Clubs. The race was run sporadically until 1939, when the Boston Yacht Club (BYC) joined with the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron (RNSYS) to formalize a biennial event.
The race will start on 5 July 2015, and is open to all yachts meeting the requirements published in the Notice of Race and which are accepted by MHORC. The race will offer scoring under IRC, ORR, PHRF Racing, PHRF Cruising and HPR. The race will start in Marblehead, Massachusetts, and will finish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is an ISAF Category 2 event.
This race is a qualifier for the Northern Ocean Racing Trophy for IRC yachts, the New England Lighthouse Series for PHRF yachts and the ORR East Coast Championship. Special competitions will include double handed crew in the spinnaker divisions, club teams, and elderly crews.
We are delighted to be working once again with The Boston Yacht Club and the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron to provide live tracking during their Marblehead to Halifax race 2015 . Incorporating a very user-friendly interface based on Google Earth, YB Tracking is allowing family, friends and supporters of the ships to follow their progress during the races with half hourly updates. For more information and to view the race player please visit the official race website.