The view of the fleet at 1220 ADT Sunday, with Rambler just over 100 miles out and sailing at 16 knots.

More News from the Boats – Sunday

Bloggers report from Shearwater (Mason 43), Dreamcatcher, and Inisharon. Shearwater Reports June 17 – 1115 Good morning everyone and Happy Fathers Day – the fathers on board sure miss their kids about now (I hope this suck-up results in a...
Rambler 88 after start Newport Bermuda Race

Race Bulletin #17 – Five Boats Ahead of a Tightly Packed Fleet

The Saturday evening update from the Newport Bermuda Race media team. After a day of relatively light winds in the 51st Newport Bermuda Race, the competitors had made moderate progress down the 635-mile course toward the finish line at St....
Kat Malone and Kulli Kulinichenko repair spinnaker on Merlin

Merlin’s Path: Spinnaker Repair with the Usual Vlad

The euphoria of pacing with the Grand Prix fleet floated away as the wind backed north overnight and we tore our A2 kite from leech to leech. By Chris Museler. In the morning, the AIS and daylight showed us behind...

Text and Tweets from the Boats – Saturday

Updates from the fleet came in overnight in a variety of media formats, including a steady feed of tweets (see @bdarace and search at on #bermudarace). Below are more detailed reports we received, updated as of 1030 EDT, Saturday....
Merlin has good speed in the light going of the first evening

Merlin’s Path: Sliding Fast in the Evening

Onboard report several hours into what has been a light-air Newport Bermuda Race so far. By Chris Museler “It’s nice being famous.” Crewmate Chris Watt’s comment this afternoon pretty much sums up Merlin’s first start in a major East Coast...
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Crossing the Starting Line, 169 Boats Set Sail for Bermuda

The racing fleet is underway from Newport to Bermuda for the 51st time since sailors first raced to Bermuda in 1906. The combination of a light southeast wind and more than one knot of current flowing out of Narragansett Bay...
Nic Douglass, reporting at the Newport Shipyard.

How to Follow the Newport Bermuda Race

Fans of the Newport Bermuda Race can keep up with the action in several ways. First, our Pantaenius Tracker system will show the courses and progress of the 170 boats in the fleet, thanks to their YellowBrick satellite transmitters. A...

Skippers Briefing Livestream

The official skippers briefing from the Jane Pickens Theatre…  Stream brought to you by Adventures of a Sailor Girl – Nic Douglass where you can watch the start live tomorrow from 1230 EDT.
The composite satellite view of the Gulf Stream as of June 9, 2018.

2018 Gulf Stream Pre-Start Analysis

In the final days before the start, the view of the Gulf Stream’s structure and flow is somewhat clouded. By W. Frank Bohlen Due to persistent cloud cover, satellite views of the Gulf Stream have been less than ideal for...
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