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CCA Safety at Sea

Safety at Sea Seminar in Newport, March 10-11, 2018

     The Cruising Club of America’s pre-race Safety at Sea seminar will be held again in Newport, RI on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th & 11th.  Registration is now open. This training is required for 30% of all racing crew members.  Please...
Personal AIS Overboard Beacon

Personal AIS Overboard Beacon Discounts available

Personal AIS devices are required for all crew members for the 2018 race.  We are very pleased to announce that Mark Lenci of the CCA Safety at Sea committee has arranged with three different suppliers an opportunity to receive discounts...
Moderator Bruce Brown demonstrates a life raft at a safety seminar.(Rousmaniere)

Safety and Training Requirement Updates

The 2018 Newport Bermuda Race Safety Requirements (NBRSR) include changes to both the Safety at Sea training requirements and Personal AIS Beacons. Newport Bermuda Race Safety at Sea training requirements and how to meet them. For the 2018 race, the requirements have...
2016 Plaque

PARTICIPANT PLAQUE “GARAGE SALE”

2016 “50th Thrash” Plaques Now Available   Earlier years from 1998-2014 also available in limited numbers Bob Darbee, long-time Newport Bermuda Awards Chair, has accumulated a miscellaneous stock of the (standard-sized) 3 1/4″x 4 1/2″ brass Participant Plaques traditionally given to each...
Warrior Won's crew celebrates at the prize ceremony/ Chris Sheehan holds the St. David's trophy aloft, and H.L. DeVore waves a plaque. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Q&A with St. David’s Winner Warrior Won’s Captain and Navigator

July 21, 2016:  “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” That’s the short version of navigator H.L. DeVore’s analysis of Warrior Won’s St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy victory in this enlightening interview with him and owner Chris Sheehan by David Schmidt, US...
Newport Bermuda Race trophies, at Government House. (Scott King)

Bermuda Race Prizes Presented

Talbot Wilson and John Rousmaniere report from the traditional Newport Bermuda Race prizegiving ceremony at Government House, attended by hundreds of competitors and their friends following the finish of 122 boats at St. David’s Head, Bermuda. An international group of...
Gray Benson adds to Aura's growing collection of drifting party balloons.

The Road to Bermuda: Finding the Trash to the Patch

Chris Museler tells how his oceanic environmental consciousness was raised during a long-distance race by the sight of a few colorful balloons. Hearing “This happens every year” made him even more depressed.   The 2016 Block Island Race was my training...
The visiting Chinese crew and their media team received a special recognition at the prize ceremony. Talbot Wilson/PPL

An International Race Gains its First Chinese Entry

The Newport Bermuda Race’s international race course has long attracted sailors and boats from many countries. The 185-boat entry list in early June included sailors from 23 countries and 21 boats with non-US sail numbers. Fifty-five of the crews included...
Sunrise over Warrior Won on the last day. She won St. David's, the largest division.

A Race Summary: Spectacular Weather, Intense Competition

Bermuda: June 23, 2016. By John Rousmaniere.  The fleet’s diversity was matched by the range of conditions (calm to stormy), beauties (full moon and thunderheads), and aggressive tactics many boats employed. It is, after all, a race. Results are posted...