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Newport-Bermuda Race 2014: Cruising Lessons from Ocean Racers

Following is an excerpt from a thoughtful blog post written by a one of this year’s entrants… Participating in the Bermuda Race last week (my first), got me thinking about the differences between ocean racing and ocean cruising, and what the...

Mini-Maxis swap lead, Sinn Fein pushing hard

The predicted battle for the elapsed time victory in the Newport Bermuda Race between the three Mini-Maxis in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division is coming to fruition. Based on the tracker report as of 5 AM on Saturday with 485...

2014 Bermuda Race Crew Lists Posted

The crew list and sailor classifications for each yacht in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race® have been posted on the Official Notice Board. Competitors are reminded that protests with respect to crew ISAF Sailor Classifications must be received by the...

Don’t Leave Hardware on the Table (Trophy Hardware, That Is)

  Don’t overlook the three Special Entry Prizes in the Newport Bermuda Race. They qualify for Cross-Divisional (X-DV) competition, which means boats from different divisions compete head to head for the same prize.  Entries will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Friday...

Travel Tips for Sailing to/from Bermuda

Participants in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race and members of return crews can make their lives and those of Bermuda Immigration agents easier by following a few simple steps: Racing crew: Bermuda Immigration agents will once again be posted at...

How ORR Scoring works in the Bermuda Race

Just how is the Newport Bermuda Race scored under ORR?  For the answer, including an explanation of the race’s handicapping system, watch this video by Technical Committee member Jim Teeters.  

Notice of Race Amendment no. 3

Amendment No. 3 to the Notice of Race and a revised Notice of Race incorporating that amendment  have been posted in the race website’s document area.  The amendment is designed to provide relief from the May 22nd Measurement Deadline to...

March Newsletter – Application Deadline Approaching Fast

Application Deadline ~ 1 Week away Applications for Entry are due by 1700 hours, April 1, after which applicants may incur a time penalty.  To date, 161 boats have filed Applications for Entry.  Many boats long identified with the race are coming back, and...

Bermuda Race Fleet Grows – Application Deadline Looms

Sailors are reminded that the deadline for Applications for Entry, 1700 hours, April 1, 2014, is rapidly approaching, with only four weeks remaining in which to apply without incurring a time penalty. Applications for Entry may be filed in the...

February Newsletter

Greetings Sailors, This Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) newsletter is designed to keep you abreast of developments for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race®. This is an informal document and to the extent any information herein differs from that in formal...