Bermuda Race News

Rob and Jonathan Nye receive Richard S. Nye Bermuda Roll of Honour citation

Richard S. Nye Receives Roll of Honour Citation

One of the Newport Bermuda Race’s best-known skippers, Richard S. Nye, joined the Bermuda Race Roll of Honour last June. His family received the award on his behalf recently at their home club, Indian Harbour Yacht Club, from selection committee...
John Levinson Ted von Rozenvinge

Ted von Rosenvinge – Gulf Stream Society Profile

Meet a 10-time competitor in the first of an occasional series on sailors who have joined the Newport Bermuda Race’s society for those completing the race at least five times. By Channing Reis If you ask any Newport Bermuda Race...
Safety at Sea life-raft training

2020 Bulletin #2 – Safety Training Explained

This bulletin and its introductory letter from the race chairman provide a clear explanation of the safety training plan established for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race, both strengthening and simplifying requirements while adding some flexibility and several more training opportunities...
Bob and Kathyrn Lally finish Newport Bermuda Race 2018

Onboard to Bermuda: Coast Guard Alumni Like the Sea and its Lore

The 51st Newport to Bermuda Race provided a true test of seamanship to several modern-day Coast Guard Academy adventurers. By Bob Lally ’08, Rear Adm. W. F. Merlin ’56, Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Shock ’06, and Capt. Chris Sinnett ’83 (Reprinted with...
Newport Bermuda Race 2018 YYZ Performance Trophy winners

Onboard to Bermuda: The Sequel is a Winner for YYZ

In both 2016 and 2018, Justin Bonar raced YYZ to Bermuda and made videos of the adventure. On the Jeanneau 53’s second trip to the Onion Patch, the team won its class, and the skipper doubled down on video production....
Before dawn on Wednesday, dozens of boats cut silhouettes like this one as they beat to the finish at St. David's Lighthouse. Adventures of a Sailor Girl photo

2020 Bulletin #1 – Race Date Set, Safety Training Updates

Newport Bermuda Race competitors and fans: The ink is barely dry on the 2018 race results, most boats have returned home and are carrying on with their seasonal sailing—and race organizers are already hard at work on the 52nd “Thrash...
It looks easy, but flares are very hot and a little risky and require very careful handlling. This is part of the hands-on segment at the Cruising Club of America seminar in March (Ernie Godshalk)

Safety Training Requirements Increase for 2020 Race

Newport Bermuda Race competitors will see upgraded and simplified safety requirements in 2020 and will have additional options to receive hands-on training. By Mark Lenci Major East Coast races are taking steps to increase safety-at-sea crew training, and the Newport...
Jay Gowell's Temptress, a Taylor 41, begins the 2018 Race. Dan Nerney/PPL photo.

Chairman’s Letter: Leadership Transition and Other Notes

This letter was mailed to competitors today—a final note from Race Chair Jonathan Brewin on the 2018 Thrash to the Onion Patch—and included the announcement of his successor, Jay Gowell. Dear Competitors, Our photo galleries are complete and posted at 2018...