The co-chair of the 2015 edition of the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race, David Stanfield likes to call this ocean race “the Grand-daddy of them all”. Stanfield is referring to the fact that MHOR goes all the way back to 1905, a year before the Newport Bermuda Race started and several decades before races like the Fastnet or Sydney-Hobart were conceived.
“When I talk to people about ocean racing, it always seems with sailors, it comes down to the classics,” says Stanfield. “Those other races have their challenges – the weather between Sydney and Hobart, the Gulf stream on the Bermuda race.”
But Stanfield points out the 363-mile Marblehead to Halifax course …
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