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Win-tron Bermuda crossing is delayed

High winds and rough seas in the North Atlantic forced a rescheduling of the July 29 start of the Win-tron Electronics/Contender Boats Bermuda Challenge Run.

The 673-nautical mile (774-mile) crossing from Manhattan to Georgetown, Bermuda, is now tentatively set for the week of Aug. 20, according to Chuck Arnold, Northeast sales manager of Contender Boats and the man who will pilot the run.

The team will make the crossing in a new stepped-hull Contender 39 center-console fishing boat called "The Big Dog." The boat is equipped with a full complement of electronics, underwater lighting and other gear supplied by Win-tron Electronics.

The team's goal is to set a new crossing record to Bermuda of 18 to 19 hours, which would beat the current mark of 22 hours and 23 minutes.

"Then we have a 10-day window to look for some good weather," Arnold said in a statement. "Stay tuned. We will make news in August."

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