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The first award was one of the most popular of the ceremony. The new Stephens Brothers Trophy for the top boat with a youth crew went to High Noon, the American Yacht Club (NY) entry in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division with seven of her 10 sailors (two girls and five boys) ages 15-18.  Only 41 feet long, the very aggressively sailed High Noon was second boat to finish behind Comanche, beating many larger competitors. This was the one of several trophies won by the young crew and their three adult shipmates.

50th Thrash Prize List is Posted

The Prize List for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race is posted here.  A total of 114 prizes were awarded on Saturday, June 25, at a Government House ceremony presided over by His Excellency, The Governor of Bermuda, George Fergusson, with...
2014 Newport Bermuda prize giving at Pier 6, HamiltonGibbs Hill Lighthouse trophy - SHOCKWAVE

2014 Newport Bermuda Race Prize Giving

By Talbot Wilson Hamilton, Bermuda, June 29, 2014 – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club – It’s a quiet Sunday after the Saturday evening prizegiving, crew dinners and the last party at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for Newport Bermuda 2014. Return crews are now packing...
Gryphon Solo2 at the start. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Reports from Boats, June 22

From Spirit of Bermuda, Captain Karen McDonald Saturday, June 21, 0800. It was an exciting yet slow start to the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race yesterday.  At 1300, Spirit’s start time, the gradient wind (NW) was being overtaken by the sea breeze...
Shockwave
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...
RBYC after 2012 Bermuda Race

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...
Glenn Family Participation Prize

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...
Jim Teeters ORR

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.