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James Phyfe explores a manual bilge pump.

6 Tips for Acing Your Pre-Race Inspection

These recommendations will help Newport Bermuda Race competitors pass inspection easily—and provide useful guidance for anyone sailing offshore. By James Phyfe, on behalf of sponsor Safe Harbor Marinas. Of the most anxiety-provoking steps on the path to the Newport Bermuda...
Sailboat cruising Bermuda's waters

Media Update: Bermuda Race Partners with Sailors for the Sea

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has set a goal to achieve Clean Regattas certification, working with Sailors for the Sea. Newport, RI,  April 19, 2018– The Newport-Bermuda Race is again proud to join the race to restore ocean health with the Sailors for the...
Selkie won the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race navigating with sextants only.

Selkie – Newport Bermuda Spotlight

Her skipper says he’s attending finishing school, but little Selkie could stir things up in the Finisterre Division this year. By Chris Museler. For Chip Bradish, who is preparing for his seventh race to Bermuda, all this ocean sailing between...
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Bulletin #11 – Newport Bermuda Race Entries Close at 195

  Chairman’s update Spring is moving in, and for all of us preparing for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race, it’s an exciting time. I’m pleased to share with you the Media Update we distributed last week, highlighting our current applications...
2014 Newport Bermuda Race Start

Media Update: 195 Entries for 51st Newport Bermuda Race at Deadline

With the passing of the April 1 entry deadline, the Newport Bermuda Media Team sent this assessment of the fleet to interested media. The 195 boats that submitted entries before the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race “application for entry” deadline are anchored...
Stark Raving Mad 163RD NYYC ANNUAL REGATTA PRESENTED BY ROLEX

Onion Patch Notice of Series Posted

The Onion Patch Series and the Onion Patch Navigators Series are unique events for individual yachts and teams ready to race in two countries and across the 635-mile gap in between. By John Burnham The recently released Onion Patch notice...
Beneteau Oceanis 523 Sunflower

Sunflower – Newport Bermuda Spotlight

First-time race skipper Mark Lenci and crew lead the pack by one crucial measure. Story by John Burnham Experienced cruising sailors raise the bar a notch when they enter the Newport Bermuda Race, and Sunflower’s owner Mark Lenci knows it...
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Bermuda

Bulletin #10 – 2018 Race Entry Tips; 2016 Wind & Stream Retrospective

Chairman’s Update We’re 12 days shy of our April 1 application-for-entry deadline, and I’m pleased to report 188 applications so far in our SailGate entry system. In this week’s race bulletin, we would like not only to encourage applications for entry by...
St. David's Lighthouse Division entries start the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race

Tips for Completing Race Entry

With 188 applications in Sailgate, the Newport Bermuda Race entry system, we offer tips for completing final information. By Bjorn Johnson. Introduced in 2016, Sailgate is currently being used for its second Newport Bermuda Race, and the benefits of the...
Gulf Stream three months before race

2016 Newport Bermuda Retrospective: Wind and Stream

Skippers and navigators can learn lessons about both Gulf Stream and weather forecasts with a look back at the last race. Story by W. Frank Bohlen. It has been said that races are won in preparation and lost on the...