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CCA Make-Up Safety Seminar to be Held June 15 at Newport

Here’s a new safety-training opportunity for racers, delivery crews, and cruisers who were not among the 300 sailors at the Cruising Club of America Safety at Sea Seminar at Newport in March, or who haven’t attended other recent US Sailing-sanctioned...
The Pequot YC team accepts  the 2008 Pratt Trophy from His Excellency the Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, as RBYC Commodore Ralph Richardson looks on. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Special Entry Required for Family, Youth, Regional, & Other Prizes

  These five prizes require a Special Entry by June 17. They are based on cross-divisional scoring. Pratt Trophy. Top team consisting of three boats entered in one or more of these divisions: St. David’s Lighthouse, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Cruiser,...
2012 Bermuda Race finish at St David's Lighthouse True - USA 22 - J160 production yacht skippered by Howard B Hodgson Jnr

April 1 Entry Deadline Looms as Bermuda Race Fleet Nears 200

  By Talbot Wilson The June 17, 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, is shaping up to be the largest since the 2006 Centennial celebration. The call for Applications for Entry (AFE’s) in the ocean...
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***2014 Royal Bermuda YC Anniversary Regatta: CONSTELLATION skippered by Joshua Forgacs. His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Mr. George Fergusson sailed in the spectacular racing in the 2014 Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta, the final stage of the Onion Patch Series and the new Navigators Race Series. The series also included the New York YC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex and the Newport Bermuda Race. Mr. Fergusson was at the helm of the US Naval Academy 's Constellation for the final leg in Hamilton Harbour.Skipper Midshipman Josh Forgacs points the way to the finish.

New Initiatives Announced for Youth Sailors in Bermuda Race

The Newport Bermuda Race is well known as a long-distance ocean adventure with a special appeal for ambitious young sailors.  Many of today’s skippers, navigators, and watch captains first went to sea as teenage deck hands in a “Thrash to...
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,...