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2016 Newport to Bermuda Race

Comanche chops hours from Newport Bermuda line honours record

Dateline- Hamilton, Bermuda: June 19, 2016— Comanche has set a Newport Bermuda Race record celebrating her line honours victory in the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, Newport Bermuda 2016. Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s 100 foot screamer, skippered by Ken...
2014 Newport Bermuda Race

Race Bulletin No. 14

Dear Sailors, No reminder is necessary that the fun part of this is just one week away.  Here are a few other reminders we have compiled based on the most frequently asked questions during the final week before the race....
2014 Newport Bermuda Race

Race Bulletin No. 13

Dear Sailors, There’s very little time left to get your Crew List in order before the Crew  Deadline — 1700, Friday, June 3 — about one week away. We have posted a Preliminary Crew List containing all sailors who have been...
The diverse St. David’s Lighthouse fleet ranges from cutting-edge racers to classics such as the 1938 Sparkman & Stephens yawl Black Watch (right), winner of a special seamanship prize in 2014.  (Talbot Wilson)

Race Bulletin No. 12

Dear Sailors, The Measurement Deadline is one week away — Thursday, May 26. ALL yachts are required to submit an application, revalidation, or amendment of their ORR (or ISYR certificate for those few yachts) by the Measurement Deadline (1700, May...
The J-44s Runaway and Stampede leap away from the Newport starting line. (Barry Pickthall, PPL)

Race Bulletin No. 11

Dear Sailors, The Entry Fee of $1,250 plus $70 per person aboard is due Monday. Here’s a list of boats that need to go to the entry system and make payment arrangements by the deadline. Fees appear under My Account...
Start.True.14.lores.Forster

Race Bulletin No. 10

Dear Sailors, The Entry Deadline is just one week away — Monday, May 16, 2016. We recently updated the entry list to show divisions, Captain/Owner names, and clubs. Please review the entry list for errors, and check your Live Entry...
Winner of Class 7 in 2014, High Yield (GER 5335 ) short tacks off Castle Hill at the start of the 2014 race. (Talbot Wilson)

Race Bulletin No. 9

Dear Sailors, The large entry list is a good reason to complete the entry process early. This email is intended to provide an abbreviated road map from here toward a complete entry. There are several hurdles and deadlines along the...
A. J. at helm

Race Bulletin No. 8

Dear Sailors, With over 200 Applications for Entry and more than 180 invitations to enter issued to date, the 50th Bermuda Race promises to showcase its most exciting fleet ever.  It’s no surprise there’s already a lot of buzz. And the...
The Coast Guard Academy's Glory approaches St. David's Head. She's been top J/44. (Charles Anderson/PPL)

Race Bulletin No. 7

Dear Sailors, As of Friday afternoon, February 19, we had received Applications for Entry from over 182 yachts, and invited 143 of those to enter. If you have not yet applied, the deadline to submit an application is 1700, April...
Sailors prepare to board the demo boats at the New York Yacht Club dock.

Race Bulletin No. 6:

Dear Sailors, Entry for the race will open at Noon EST tomorrow, January 12, 2016.  The Entry System may be accessed via several links on the race website, including one at the upper right corner of every page.  You can also bookmark it now. Remember: time...