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Bluenose Yacht Sales Sponsors All-Female Team For Bermuda Short-Handed Return

Jun 22 2022
cat hunt and sarah stone

Bluenose Yachts is pleased to support professional sailors Sara Stone and Cat Hunt who will be racing Alchemist in the inaugural Bermuda Short-Handed Return, a post-Newport Bermuda Race return to Newport for Single and Double-Handed sailors. With over 20 boats entered for the race and boats ranging in size from 32ft to 53ft, it is lining up to be a highly-contested event. All eyes will be on Sara and Cat to see if they can repeat Alchemist’s strong performance in the Newport Bermuda Race.

Sara Stone ​ is a professional sailor with experience racing on a wide variety of boats, including 49ers, M32s, TP52s, and Class 40s. She just completed the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race as coach/navigator on MudRatz Youth Sailing, which was the first youth boat to cross the line. Prior to becoming a professional sailor, Sara trained and worked as an epidemiologist and risk manager and has extensive experience with emergency medical care, provisioning, and project management. Sara is a mentor with The Magenta Project, a group dedicated to developing pathways and creating opportunities for women in sailing. Sara’s previous athletic experience includes rowing competitively at Division I level at Dartmouth College in the United States.

Cat Hunt is a 22-year old British Shorthanded Offshore Sailor aiming for the Solitaire du Figaro 2023. She holds the World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of Ireland by two people, a 2nd place in the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race, 3 Fastnet Races (1 double-handed), and a 4th place in the Ocean Race Europe Tour with The Austrian Ocean Racing Project. She is currently campaigning a Beneteau Figaro III in the Double-Handed Circuit.

“Bluenose Yachts is excited to sponsor Sara and Cat, two up and coming double-handed sailors,” said Glenn Walters. “It’s important to give back to the sport and we’re happy to support women’s competitive sailing and double-handed racing.”

“We are really excited for the opportunity to sail Alchemist in the doublehanded race back to Newport, which will be our first race together as a team,” commented Sara Stone. “The forecast is looking markedly less thrilling than it was for the race down! Quite a bit lighter and flukier at the moment, so it should be a good challenge. Thank you to Glenn and Bluenose Yachts for the amazing opportunity to race such a great boat, the Sun Fast 3300!”

Click here for more information about the race.

Sara Stone

Sara Stone

Cat Hunt

Cat Hunt

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