Date(s): 06/04/2021 - 06/10/2021
Start time: All Day
The Bermuda 1-2 was conceived and founded in 1977 by the Society of Lone Offshore Sailors (SOLOS) under the direction of OSTAR competitor Jerry Cartwright. In 1979, it became the sole management responsibility of Goat Island Yacht Club, Ltd. Until 1992 when a joint agreement with the Newport (RI) Yacht Club was enacted, making both clubs co-organizers of the race. The St. George’s Dingy & Sports Club has been the host club in Bermuda for the event’s entire history.
The objective of this particular race is and remains the making of a single-handed/shorthanded passage, which encourages safety, good seamanship, communication, and on-going gear and technique development and testing. It is an event designed to accommodate and challenge both singlehanded cruisers and racers—from the “rock star” to the Corinthian “every man.”
The original intent of event organizers was to formulate a race that would be attractive to racing and cruising sailors who seek the adventure, camaraderie, and experience of singlehandedly undertaking a 635-mile bluewater passage.