Charleston to Bermuda sailboat race (Update: Track them online)

Image by Flickr user estiImage by 20090529-bermuda.jpg

Update May 30: The Post and Courier has a story from the start of the race along with a nice photo gallery.

Oh, and you can follow the progress of boats with this nifty map.

First reporting:

The 777-mile Charleston to Bermuda sailboat race is starting, with the six boat race leaving from Charleston Maritime Center this afternoon, May 29, at noon.

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This will be the seventh year of the bi-annual race, which is held in honor of the deep cultural ties between Bermuda and Charleston. 


The boats are slated to arrive on June 5.

Thanks to The State for tipping us off on this exciting event.