Stephen Colbert To Race To Bermuda
This isn't such a strange move for Colbert. He's a Charleston native and competed in the race in 2005. In a 2005 interview with David Letterman he described that adventure saying that he is not a sailor, but "when your wife says you can go away for a week, you go." That time he was aboard a 45-foot ketch. He described the experience of going through the Bermuda triangle saying that the boat lost its power, toilets, sails and more. Colbert's boat came in dead last that time. In fact, BerNews says that Colbert's boat did so poorly that it reached Bermuda two days after the awards ceremony festivities were over and they had to listen to the event on the radio. Here's hoping he finishes stronger this go round.
If you've got a hankering to race like Colbert you can charter a boat for the event from Ondeck Racing. They are offering a Farr 65 Ocean Racing Yacht for $31,000 (individual berths are $2300) or a Shipman 63 Luxury Yacht for $34,000.