Up for a Challenge?
The purpose of the Bermuda Challenge is to encourage the improvement of offshore boats and to inspire a higher level of seamanship, setting an example of what well-prepared boats and crews can do.
The Challenge is open to production boats of 40 feet and under, with two classes: outboards and inboards (including sterndrives, surface drives, pods, etc.)
The run is from the Hudson River, just off the entrance to Liberty Landing Marina in New Jersey at buoy C1, to Bermuda off Gates Fort on the Town Cut Channel to St. George. Boating is the only official timer. Besides this, there are no other rules.
One for each class, being reissued as the record is broken in each class.
From Our Lawyers
“The Bermuda Challenge is a promotional event for which Boating provides only timing and judging. All logistics for a Bermuda Challenge attempt, including timing, publicity, liability coverage, safety and crew support are the sole responsibility of the entrant. Bermuda Challenge attempts are conducted at the entrant’s own risk. Boating recommends that all entrants file a float plan with the appropriate authorities in the U.S. and Bermuda.”