Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage

WELCOME

Cedar + Sail was developed by BDA, SailGP and AAC to highlight the remarkable contributions that Black sailors made to Bermuda’s rich maritime history.  These stories, pulled from a variety of historical sources, are collected here and help tell a story of resilience.  We encourage you to learn about the boats, the people and the places that influenced Bermuda’s maritime history and shaped sailing as we know it today.

The Boats

The Bermuda Sloop

https://scholarworks.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4892&context=etd

 

HMS Pickle, a Bermuda Sloop

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Pickle_(1800)

 

The Bermuda Fitted Dingy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Fitted_Dinghy

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Bermuda_Fitted_Dinghy

 

The IOD

https://www.iodfleet.bm/index.php/14-the-fleet/history

 

The Comet

https://nmb.bm/2020/08/06/the-elusive-history-of-comet-class-sail-racing/

https://www.bermudacometclass.com/

 

The Hydrafoil and The Rig

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_rig

 

The People

 Venturilla

https://jaraethompson.wixsite.com/stgeorgescrown/single-post/2018/12/19/The-History-of-Venturilla

 

James ‘Jemmy’ Darrell

http://www.bermudabiographies.bm/Biographies/Biography-JamesDarrell.html

 

Stephen Benjamin Richardson 

https://nmb.bm/2020/08/12/memories-are-made-of-this/

https://bermudianheritagemuseum.com/2016/02/13/the-price-of-freedom/

 

Charles ‘Roach’ Ratteray

http://www.bermudabiographies.bm/Biographies/Biography-CharlesRoachRatteray.html

 

Howard Lee

https://repeatingislands.com/2012/08/29/bermuda-sailing-family-pay-tribute-to-late-olympic-sailor-lee/

 

Raymond Deshields

https://sgf.bm/raymond-deshield-and-his-link-to-the-deliverance/

https://www.royalgazette.com/other/lifestyle/article/20181127/the-deliverance-of-raymonds-pride/

 

Colin Egbert Clarke

https://www.royalgazette.com/sailing/sport/article/20141219/clarkes-legacy-to-be-honoured-with-regatta/

https://www.sail-world.com/photo/289483

 

Rudy Bailey

https://www.royalgazette.com/sailing/sport/article/20190827/bailey-retains-comet-title/

https://www.royalgazette.com/sailing/sport/article/20170617/bailey-keeps-it-in-the-family-on-my-new-mary/

https://bernews.com/2019/08/sailing-bailey-wins-international-comet-regatta/

 

Stevie Dickinson

http://bermudasun.bm/Content/Default/Crime/Article/Dickinson-wins-most-exciting-Comet-race-ever/-3/1274/67547

https://www.royalgazette.com/sailing/sport/article/20190610/smith-and-dickinson-among-challengers/

https://www.sail-world.com/USA/Bermuda-International-Race-Week-Dickinson-and-Young-top-Comet-Class/-96453?source=google

 

The Places

Jemmy Darrell Home

http://bernews.com/bermuda-profiles/pilot-james-jemmy-darrell/

 

Bermuda Island Native Club

A full account of the Bermuda Island Native Club can be found at the Bermuda National Library

Sailing in Bermuda by Jack Arnell (pg. 30), Historical Research by Shirley Pearman & Maxine Esdaille

 

West End Boat Club

https://www.bermudacometclass.com/clubs/west-end-sailboat-club/

https://nmb.bm/2020/08/06/the-elusive-history-of-comet-class-sail-racing/

 

Mid Atlantic Sailing Club

https://www.bermudacometclass.com/clubs/mid-atlantic-boat-club/

 

Spanish Boat Club

https://www.spanishpointboatclub.com/#about-us

East End Sailing Club

https://www.bermudacometclass.com/clubs/east-end-mini-yacht-club/

The Seafarers Tour – Coming in May

Thank You

Thank you to our local collaborators that helped bring this project to life

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Milton Hill

Qian Dickinson