HAMILTON, BERMUDA. (THECOUNT) — Colin George Golder, of New Providence, New Jersey, has been identified as the boat captain who drowned after going overboard while competing in the Newport Bermuda Race Sunday.

The body of Golder, 74, was recovered by the boat’s crew and is returning to the mainland.


Race officials say Golder went overboard about 325 miles from Bermuda. Golder was the captain of the yacht Morgan of Marietta, a 42-foot sloop.

The race began Friday off Castle Hill in Newport and ends 635 miles away off St. David’s Light, Bermuda.

In a news release, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee, the Cruising Club of America, and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club expressed their condolences to Golder’s family and crew, reports Boston25.


Geo quick facts: Hamilton is the capital city of Bermuda, a British island territory in the North Atlantic. Along the harbour, Front Street features pastel-coloured colonial buildings and high-end shops. The stone Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity has a tower with city views. The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute offers ocean discovery exhibits. Northeast is the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, home to sharks and turtles – wikipedia.

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