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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 ....
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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....
Crew of Sleijride, halfway to Bermuda.
Photo by Adam Cort

Bermuda Race Competitor Sleijride Featured in Sail Magazine

This past June, as I was getting ready for my own first go at the race, I couldn’t help wondering if I really belonged there. My ride to Bermuda was a fairly ordinary one—a vintage J/37 performance cruiser named Sleijride...
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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...
Credit: Pickthall/PPL

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...