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Arrival in Bermuda

2012 Race, a Retrospective

Here’s how a Bermuda Race veteran of long ago described his first steps when he staggered ashore after a Thrash to the Onion Patch: “We made tracks for the yacht club, and now, at last, with one foot on the...
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The Fastest Race

Out of Body Experiences – Reflections on the 2012 Race When the boats in the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race poured into Hamilton Harbour a day earlier than usual after their record-breaking sprint across the Gulf Stream, the crews made tracks...
Carina, once owned by Nye family, now owned by Rives Potts. Credit: PPL Media

The Nyes Swing for the Fences

  Only one other Bermuda Race boat has done as well as three-time winner Carina (1980, 2010, 2012) and that’s the famous Finisterre of Carleton Mitchell, winner of three straight races (1956-60).  Today Carina is owned by Rives Potts, but...
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Circa 1906: The gaff rigged yawl 'Tamerlane' winner of the first Bermuda Race.
PHOTO CREDIT: Ian Dear Archive/PPL

Information on Past Bermuda Race Winners

Newport Bermuda Race cooperates with Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea for archival services of all past race documentation.  To schedule a visit to the library’s rare books and documents section to view historic content, contact Mystic...
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How to Win the Bermuda Race – Words from Past Winners

Everybody knows there are plenty of ways to lose a Bermuda Race, but only a very few people actually know how to win one.  We’ll pass along their wisdom in a series of articles culled from the race’s official history,...