Before dawn on Wednesday, dozens of boats cut silhouettes like this one as they beat to the finish at St. David's Lighthouse. Adventures of a Sailor Girl photo

2020 Bulletin #1 – Race Date Set, Safety Training Updates

Newport Bermuda Race competitors and fans: The ink is barely dry on the 2018 race results, most boats have returned home and are carrying on with their seasonal sailing—and race organizers are already hard at work on the 52nd “Thrash...
It looks easy, but flares are very hot and a little risky and require very careful handlling. This is part of the hands-on segment at the Cruising Club of America seminar in March (Ernie Godshalk)

Safety Training Requirements Increase for 2020 Race

Newport Bermuda Race competitors will see upgraded and simplified safety requirements in 2020 and will have additional options to receive hands-on training. By Mark Lenci Major East Coast races are taking steps to increase safety-at-sea crew training, and the Newport...
Jay Gowell's Temptress, a Taylor 41, begins the 2018 Race. Dan Nerney/PPL photo.

Chairman’s Letter: Leadership Transition and Other Notes

This letter was mailed to competitors today—a final note from Race Chair Jonathan Brewin on the 2018 Thrash to the Onion Patch—and included the announcement of his successor, Jay Gowell. Dear Competitors, Our photo galleries are complete and posted at 2018...
After 635 miles of sailing, a competitor approaches the finish at St. David's Lighthouse, Bermuda. Nic Douglass - AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com photo

Race Survey – Seeking Input from Sailors, Shore Crew & Spectators

The race organizers would like feedback on the conduct and economic impact of this year’s Newport Bermuda Race. Race chairman Jonathan Brewin invites all those involved in the 2018 Race to provide important feedback to the organizers by completing a...
Swift US Naval Academy page Krumwiede Newport Bermuda Race

Women Skippers Set the Pace at Onion Patch

Swift and Dorade won the two divisions of the Onion Patch Series, skippered by Paige Krumweide and Pam Rorke Levy, respectively.  Two divisions of boats sailed in the 2018 Onion Patch Series, with combination scoring based on results from the...
St. David's Lighthouse Trophy Jim Grundy Grundoon

51st Race Prize-Giving Highlights Diverse Fleet, Family, Youth

The St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy, and 100-plus more awards were presented to conclude the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race.  His Excellency, the Governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, hosted the Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving on Saturday, welcoming hundreds...
Dorade S&S yawl at Anniversary Regatta

Evolving Fleet Competes for the Dorade Trophy

Racing “vintage” boats in the Newport Bermuda Racing is changing. By Chris Museler Once upon a time, racing for an award like the Dorade Trophy for boats “25-plus years of age” was mostly for classic wooden boats such as the ubiquitous...
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