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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...
Sailors prepare to board the demo boats at the New York Yacht Club dock.

Race Bulletin No. 6:

Dear Sailors, Entry for the race will open at Noon EST tomorrow, January 12, 2016.  The Entry System may be accessed via several links on the race website, including one at the upper right corner of every page.  You can also bookmark it now. Remember: time...
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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,...
Race chair A.J. Evans at the helm of Vamp. (Matt Marciano)

Race Bulletin No. 5

Happy New Year! Registration for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race opens via the race website in approximately two weeks, on January 12, 2016.  A Guide to Entry and schedule of important deadlines and events is provided below for your planning...
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...
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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...