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July 2013 Newsletter

Greetings Sailors, This is the sixth of a series of newsletters from the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) which we hope have kept you abreast of developments as we prepare for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race®. We expect to introduce...
Every two years, scores of boats set out from Newport, RI to Bermuda in the historic Newport Bermuda Race

Bermuda Race Improvements for 2014

A year before the June 20, 2014 start of the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has announced initiatives to make the race easier to enter and more appealing to prospective entrants. Simplified Entry Requirements: Responding to...
Brewers YYG

Brewer Yacht Yard Group Named Official Boat Preparation Resource

Newport RI, July 11, 2013— The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has named the Brewer Yacht Yard Group as the Official Boat Preparation Resource of the Newport Bermuda Race. Said BROC Race Organizing Committee Chairman Fred Deichmann, “We are very happy to...

June 2013 Newsletter

Greetings Sailors This is the fifth in a series of newsletters from the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) which we hope will keep you abreast of developments as we prepare for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race®. Please keep in mind...
Arrival in Bermuda

Bermuda Race Announces New Division Assignment Method

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has introduced a performance screen for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. The purpose is to identify modern lightweight, high-performance boats with large sail plans for assignment to the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division, and more traditional...

April/May 2013 Newsletter

Lifelines in 2014 Race BROC will accept lifellines constructed of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (“HMPE”) (examples include Dyneema® and Spectra®) for the 2014 Race, allowing skippers the choice of this increasingly popular material. Offering great strength, HMPE lifelines must be...

March 2013 Newsletter

Greetings Sailors This is the third in a series of newsletters from the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) which we hope will keep you abreast of developments as we prepare for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race®. Please keep in mind...

February 2013 Newsletter

Greetings Sailors This is the second in a series of newsletters from the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) which we hope will keep you abreast of developments as we prepare for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race®. Please keep in mind...

January 2013 Newsletter

Greeting Sailors As we begin preparations for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, we will use this Newsletter from the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) to keep you abreast of developments.  The Newsletter will be issued as we have topics of...
Avenir experienced rudder failure on return to US after Newport Bermuda Race Credit: PPL Media

Trouble on Return Delivery

HAMILTON BERMUDA, June 26, 2012- The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee learned from Bermuda Harbour Radio on Tuesday that two boats returning from the Newport Bermuda Race had faced emergency situations that are being managed by Bermuda Radio and the US...