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A rail dips into the Gulf Stream. (John Rousmaniere)

CCA Half-Day Boat Prep-Medical Seminar Set for Sunday March 20

A half-day seminar on ocean sailing and racing — including detailed discussions of medical issues and boat preparation — will be held Sunday morning, March 20, at the Marriott Hotel, Newport, RI. Organized (like the all-day Saturday safety seminar) by...
2012 Newport Bermuda Race
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100-Plus Boats Quickly Apply to Enter 50th Bermuda Race

Talbot Wilson reports on the rapid pace of applications to enter the Thrash to the Onion Patch. Boats include Comanche, Actaea, and Bella Mente. Entries will close on April 1 for a fleet limited to 200.  Newport RI, January 19: Only...
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CCA Safety Seminar Targets Racers, Delivery Crews, Cruisers

The March 19-20 Safety at Sea Seminar at Newport RI will provide valuable advice and information for all who race to Bermuda, sail in a return voyage, or cruise or race in any waters. Organized by the Cruising Club of America,...
The J-44s Runaway and Stampede leap away from the Newport starting line. (Barry Pickthall, PPL)

Looking Back: Great Rides in 2012

John Rousmaniere reports on a new course record and other excitements of the breezy 2012 race, the fastest in the Newport Bermuda Race’s 110-year history.  “An out of body experience.” That’s how offshore veteran Larry Glenn described the 2012 Newport...
Warren  Brown joins Olin Stephens, Thomas Fleming Day, and other  great sailors in the Bermuda Race Roll of Honor.

Warren Brown Named to Bermuda Race Roll of Honour

Talbot Wilson reports on the Newport Bermuda Race’s recognition of the late Bermudian “consummate yachtsman,” Warren Brown:  captain of the War Baby fleet, 20 Bermuda races, 300,000 miles under sail, Blue Water Medal winner, Onion Patch Series co-founder. Hamilton, Bermuda,...

The 2016 Notice of Race is Posted

The Notice of Race for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race is available on this website’s Official Notice Board. Responses to common questions and highlights of the Notice of Race’s changes will be posted on the race website’s FAQ page soon. A...
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Looking Back: The Bermuda Race’s freshwater connection

“It is not the salt in the water that makes sailors.” What was said of a talented crew of Great Lakes sailors who raced to Bermuda many years ago can be repeated about the many other Midwest sailors who have...
Moderator Bruce Brown demonstrates a life raft at a safety seminar.(Rousmaniere)

CCA/Bermuda Race Safety Seminar to be held in March at Newport

Registration is open for the Cruising Club of America’s biennial US Sailing-sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar, March 19-20, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in Newport, RI.  This seminar addresses the needs of participants in the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race. Like...
The beautiful Westray show her stuff at the start of the 2008 Bermuda Race. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Looking Back: Newbies sail their first race to Bermuda

There’s a first time for everything: first steps, first unassisted bike ride, first kiss. And if you’re lucky enough, you will have a first Newport Bermuda Race. Here are first-time sailor stories from the 2014 race. Chris Museler reports.  Like...