MudRatz Dreamcatcher Team!
Apply now to race to Bermuda aboard the MudRatz newly acquired Swan 48 Dreamcatcher! The team will be competing in the Stephens Brothers Youth Division of the Newport-Bermuda Race starting on June 15th. The crew will primarily consist of youth under age 30, with 50% of the team between the ages of 14 and 23. You will need to make a commitment to help prepare the boat in late April, practice the weekends of May 12-13 and May 19-20, compete in the Storm Trysail Club Block Island Race May 25-27, and race to Bermuda June 15-20. A Safety at Sea Course, US Sailing membership, and ISAF certification will also be required. But, all this will be coordinated with the team!
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send a letter of interest indicating why you want to be part of this team and your sailing resume to Anne Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2018. Please include your date of birth.
One lucky Dreamcatcher crew member will earn a spot on a transatlantic team next year!
Please note that there will be at least two veteran adult offshore sailors aboard Dreamcatcher.
If you are interested getting offshore sailing experience, but not necessarily racing, we are also looking for MudRatz to deliver Dreamcatcher back to CT/RI.
Special thank you to our sponsors – McMichael Yacht Brokers have signed on as the first donor to cover the full entry fee plus additional cash support. Veteran Volvo Ocean Race navigator and Whitbread winner Nick White has donated his tactical and navigation software from Expedition Marine, and Prudent Publishing has also volunteered significant cash support to help jumpstart the team’s funds. We are proud to add that Mystic Shipyard, through a generous donation by Jeff Marshall, will be the home for the offshore team and our new yacht this spring.
Check out this video from Charlie Enright, Volvo Ocean Race skipper of Vestas 11th Hour Racing, filmed by Mudhead Sam Greenfield: