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Sailor Dies in Newport Bermuda Race

The Newport Bermuda Race has announced that Colin Golder, from New Providence, N.J., has died after going overboard. The Fleet Communications Office received a report from the crew of the 42-ft sloop Morgan of Marietta during the afternoon of June 19 that their captain had gone overboard.

The fleet was approximately 325 miles from Bermuda and experiencing strong winds. After extensive effort the crew was able to retrieve Mr. Golder’s body. Mr. Golder’s next of kin has been informed.

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, the Cruising Club of America, and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club wish to express sincere condolences to the family and crew of Mr. Golder.

Officials said further details will be provided as they become available.

Last week we wrote about Stan and Sally Honey’s entry in the race, and can only imagine the conditions they might be facing. Though according to the latest report, a dozen boats have now reached the finish line, and as the bulk of the fleet closes in on the final 100 miles the winds are “getting lighter making the last bit the slowest.”

We offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Golder’s family and the crew of Morgan of Marietta.



  1. Murphy Sackett 2 years ago

    Rest In Peace Captain

  2. Sean 2 years ago

    R.I.P Capt

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