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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...
Race chair A.J. Evans at the helm of Vamp. (Matt Marciano)

Race Bulletin No. 5

Happy New Year! Registration for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race opens via the race website in approximately two weeks, on January 12, 2016.  A Guide to Entry and schedule of important deadlines and events is provided below for your planning...
First to finish Shockwave's navigator Robbie Doyle won the 2014 Schooner Mistress Award. (Talbot Wilson.PPL)

Race Bulletin #4: NoR Posted, Safety at Sea Seminar Announced

Dear Sailors, As anticipation grows for the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, we are pleased to report a few exciting developments in this race: The Notice of Race is now available on the race website’s Official Notice Board ....
Royal Mail

Race Bulletin #3, August 20, 2015

Dear Sailors, The 2016 Newport Bermuda Race will include new opportunities for high-performance yachts to compete in celebration of the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch. We are making a slight change to the St. David’s Lighthouse Division description to...
A. J. at helm

Race Bulletin, June 17, 2015

Dear Sailors, There’s something special about the Bermuda Race. I can’t help but smile when I try to explain it to someone unfamiliar with the race, or exchange stories with someone, perhaps like yourself, who has done the race before....