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Boating Magazine's Bermuda Challenge

The Bermuda Challenge is a 780-mile open ocean run from New York Harbor to Gates Fort, Bermuda.

The Bermuda Challenge is a 780-mile open ocean run from New York Harbor to Gates Fort, Bermuda. The current record of 15 hours and 48 minutes was set by Tyson Garvin and Chris Fertig in August, 2013. It is open to boats of 40-foot LOA and less. BOATING is the keeper of record.


Chris Fertig and Tyson Garvin crossed the finish line in Bermuda at 12:39 a.m. ADT on August 22, 2013, setting a new record of 15 hours and 48 minutes!

Watch video below of their arrival in Bermuda and an interview detailing their record-setting run, courtesy of Bernews.

Fertig and Garvin's 2013 Bermuda Challenge Attempt Sponsored By:

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Fabio Buzzi and his crew set a Bermuda Challenge record on September 28, 2012. Watch as they celebrate the new record in Bermuda.