Dates from this section apply to the 2016 race. Updated information is forthcoming.
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You may begin to complete your entry immediately upon acceptance of your AFE. Data collected here, including crew lists, boat particulars and other information, will be retained to streamline entries to future Bermuda Races. Except as noted below, all forms must be completed and filed, the balance of your entry and crew fees paid and your Captain’s Waiver filed not later than 1700, May 16, 2016. You may enter and re-enter the registration system multiple times using your id and password to complete your entry.
Captains are responsible for arranging an appointment with an Inspector (available from the Official Notice Board) at a mutually convenient time for their pre-race inspection. Captains are also responsible for preparation of their yacht and its equipment in advance of the agreed inspection time so as to make most efficient use of their Inspector’s time. Inspection may begin as early as March 10, 2016, and must be completed not later than 1700, June 3, 2016.
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club requires yachts to pre-register for dock space by submitting a form (pdf). Space is limited and captains are encouraged to sign up early.
Note that at least 30% of a yacht’s crew (including the Captain and the Navigator or a Watch Captain) must have completed a US Sailing sanctioned Safety At Sea Seminar within 5 years of the Race’s June 17, 2016 start. The Newport Bermuda Race will sponsor a seminar on March 19-20 in Newport. If this time is not convenient, US Sailing schedules Safety At Sea Seminars at many locations around the country, however some Safety at Sea Seminars do not satisfy Newport Bermuda Race Requirements.
Your entire crew must complete their individual registration and waivers not later than 1700, June 3, 2016 using the SailGate system. A link for this entry system will be posted on the front page of the race website on January 12, 2016.
8: Make sure each crew member has applied for and received a World Sailing/ISAF Sailor Classification
Each sailor in the race must have a Sailor Classification (1 for amateur sailors or 3 for professionals). Most divisions limit the number of 3’s in the crew. Classifications are valid for two years or earlier depending on his or her professional circumstances. For more about the Sailor Classification Code and instructions for applying for a Classification, go to http://members.sailing.org/classification/.
There are a variety of special trophies for which you may wish to compete. These include regional and team trophies, the family trophy, combined Newport-Bermuda and either Annapolis-Newport, Marion-Bermuda or Marblehead-Halifax race awards. The Onion Patch series include results from the New York Yacht Club’s Annual Regatta, the Newport Bermuda Race and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Anniversary Regatta.
Register at Race Headquarters at NYYC’s Harbour Court Sailing Center – hours are 1200-1600, Sunday, June 12; 0900-1700 Monday and Tuesday June 13 & 14; and 0900-1600 Wednesday, June 15, 2014. The Captains’ Meeting will be at the Jane Pickens Theater at 1700 on Thursday, June 16, 2016.
First gun is scheduled at 1450. We’ll see you there.