Bermuda Race News

Winner of Class 7 in 2014, High Yield (GER 5335 ) short tacks off Castle Hill at the start of the 2014 race. (Talbot Wilson)

Race Bulletin No. 9

Dear Sailors, The large entry list is a good reason to complete the entry process early. This email is intended to provide an abbreviated road map from here toward a complete entry. There are several hurdles and deadlines along the...
rough weather helm

CCA Make-Up Safety Seminar to be Held June 15 at Newport

Here’s a new safety-training opportunity for racers, delivery crews, and cruisers who were not among the 300 sailors at the Cruising Club of America Safety at Sea Seminar at Newport in March, or who haven’t attended other recent US Sailing-sanctioned...
The Pequot YC team accepts  the 2008 Pratt Trophy from His Excellency the Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, as RBYC Commodore Ralph Richardson looks on. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Special Entry Required for Family, Youth, Regional, & Other Prizes

  These five prizes require a Special Entry by June 17. They are based on cross-divisional scoring. Pratt Trophy. Top team consisting of three boats entered in one or more of these divisions: St. David’s Lighthouse, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Cruiser,...
2012 Bermuda Race finish at St David's Lighthouse True - USA 22 - J160 production yacht skippered by Howard B Hodgson Jnr

April 1 Entry Deadline Looms as Bermuda Race Fleet Nears 200

  By Talbot Wilson The June 17, 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, is shaping up to be the largest since the 2006 Centennial celebration. The call for Applications for Entry (AFE’s) in the ocean...
A. J. at helm

Race Bulletin No. 8

Dear Sailors, With over 200 Applications for Entry and more than 180 invitations to enter issued to date, the 50th Bermuda Race promises to showcase its most exciting fleet ever.  It’s no surprise there’s already a lot of buzz. And the...
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***2014 Royal Bermuda YC Anniversary Regatta: CONSTELLATION skippered by Joshua Forgacs. His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Mr. George Fergusson sailed in the spectacular racing in the 2014 Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta, the final stage of the Onion Patch Series and the new Navigators Race Series. The series also included the New York YC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex and the Newport Bermuda Race. Mr. Fergusson was at the helm of the US Naval Academy 's Constellation for the final leg in Hamilton Harbour.Skipper Midshipman Josh Forgacs points the way to the finish.

New Initiatives Announced for Youth Sailors in Bermuda Race

The Newport Bermuda Race is well known as a long-distance ocean adventure with a special appeal for ambitious young sailors.  Many of today’s skippers, navigators, and watch captains first went to sea as teenage deck hands in a “Thrash to...
The Coast Guard Academy's Glory approaches St. David's Head. She's been top J/44. (Charles Anderson/PPL)

Race Bulletin No. 7

Dear Sailors, As of Friday afternoon, February 19, we had received Applications for Entry from over 182 yachts, and invited 143 of those to enter. If you have not yet applied, the deadline to submit an application is 1700, April...
A rail dips into the Gulf Stream. (John Rousmaniere)

CCA Half-Day Boat Prep-Medical Seminar Set for Sunday March 20

A half-day seminar on ocean sailing and racing — including detailed discussions of medical issues and boat preparation — will be held Sunday morning, March 20, at the Marriott Hotel, Newport, RI. Organized (like the all-day Saturday safety seminar) by...