As the official prize sponsor of the 2011 Charleston Bermuda Race, Chelsea Clock is pleased to congratulate the finishers of this historic ocean challenge. Crews of the Tucana – winning first place in the PHRF Racing Class and IRC Racing Class – J/130 – taking first place in the PHRF Doublehanded Division - and the Spirit of Juno – capturing second place in the PHRF Racing Class – were among those presented with Chelsea Clock trophies during a formal awards ceremony held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.
Among the crew of the yacht Spirit of Juno was comedian Stephen Colbert who, upon receiving the award, said “For those of you who’ve not done this race, it’s not always easy, but it’s always beautiful.” He expressed his gratitude to his fellow crewmembers, adding “their English accents made us calm with their quiet sense of authority.”
Colbert and other Race participants were joined at the awards gala by a number of Bermudian dignitaries, including the Deputy Governor, the Premier, the Minister of Development and Tourism, and the Mayor of Hamilton.
All of us at Chelsea Clock are delighted to have been a part of this exciting sailing event and applaud the tremendous spirit and perseverance of all who participated. A special thanks to Ondeck for organizing a great event. We look forward to the next Charleston Bermuda Race in 2013! For more information about the race and results, visit www.charlestonbermuda.com.
Click here to see a humorous video of Stephen Colbert displaying his trophy and recounting his race experience.