2014 Newport Bermuda Race start:  Hap Fauth's mini maxi Belle Mente leads George  Sakellaris' Shockwave at the start. Brilliant Start to the 49th Newport Bermuda Race organized by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America. 164 boats started just off Castle Hill in the mouth of Narragansett Bay, off Newport, Rhode Island. Boats will finish off St. David's Lighthouse on Bermuda's South shore after racing 635 miles through the Gulf Stream  and the open atlantic Ocean.

Shockwave and Bella Mente

Start of 2014 Bermuda Race
Credit: Wilson/PPL Media

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