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Goslings Named Newport Bermuda Race Official Rum Sponsor

Once again, Bermuda’s own rum company will sponsor the Newport Bermuda Race, providing sailors with multiple opportunities to sample its products. It’s a perfect match—the Newport Bermuda Race and the hand-crafted rums of Goslings Rums of Bermuda. That’s why Goslings...
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FEO: Newport Bermuda Spotlight

Izze Best will lead a youth crew to Bermuda in June aboard FEO, a 40-foot Joshua steel ketch. By Chris Museler This will be the third Newport Bermuda Race for the stout, steel ketch FEO, but it’s going to be...
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2018 Gulf Stream Analysis, First Take

Gulf Stream navigation begins well before the race with a close watch on the evolution of the form and structure of the Stream across the route to Bermuda. By W. Frank Bohlen With 30 days to go to the start...
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Bulletin #13—Deadlines, Prizes, Jackhammer, AIS MOB Lessons

  Chairman’s Update Those of you competing in the 2018 race have heard from me recently on upcoming Inspections Deadlines (see Official Notice Board), setting up your AIS MOB devices, and registering for the Onion Patch Series. Consider this another friendly reminder, along...
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AIS Man Overboard Devices: Lessons Learned in Set-up and Usage

Personal AIS Man Overboard devices are required for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race, and their set-up and use requires advance attention. By Mark Lenci. AIS MOB devices are expected to significantly increase the probability of locating a crewmember who has...
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Smell the Sargasso En Route to Bermuda

Three distinct stretches of water define the racecourse to Bermuda from Newport, RI. By Andrew Burton The span of water between Newport and Bermuda is furrowed with sailboat wakes. Mysterious currents whirl, challenging and frustrating navigators. Weather systems move rapidly...
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Jackhammer: Newport Bermuda Spotlight

Owner Andrew Hall chooses a traditional ballast set-up for his hot new J/121. By Chris Museler. It seems odd that Andrew Hall decided not to install the water-ballast tanks offered in his brand new J/121 Jackhammer. This turbo boost feature...
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Bulletin #12—Clean Regattas, Selkie, Competitor Deadlines

  Chairman’s Update: In this week’s bulletin, we’re spreading the word about our continued commitment to the Clean Regattas program. This is the third consecutive race in which we have partnered with Sailors for the Sea on this critical effort...
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6 Tips for Acing Your Pre-Race Inspection

These recommendations will help Newport Bermuda Race competitors pass inspection easily—and provide useful guidance for anyone sailing offshore. By James Phyfe, on behalf of sponsor Safe Harbor Marinas. Of the most anxiety-provoking steps on the path to the Newport Bermuda...
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