Bermuda Race News

Moderator Bruce Brown demonstrates a life raft at a safety seminar.(Rousmaniere)

Safety and Training Requirement Updates

The 2018 Newport Bermuda Race Safety Requirements (NBRSR) include changes to both the Safety at Sea training requirements and Personal AIS Beacons. Newport Bermuda Race Safety at Sea training requirements and how to meet them. For the 2018 race, the requirements have...
Class 2 St. David's Lighthouse Division start at the Newport to Bermuda Race 2012.

North American Offshore Sailors Study

  Dear Bermuda Race Participants and Friends, This is an important request, especially for NBR racers, and I strongly encourage you to participate in the survey described below. This season, the Newport-Bermuda Race and a few of North America’s premier...

Multihulls to be welcomed in the 2018 Newport-Bermuda Race

  March 27, 2017 – The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) is pleased to announce that multihulls will be welcomed into the 2018 edition of the Newport Bermuda Race.  Commodore Jim Binch of the Cruising Club of America, Commodore Leatrice...
2016 Plaque

PARTICIPANT PLAQUE “GARAGE SALE”

  2016 “50th Thrash” Plaques Now Available   Earlier years from 1998-2014 also available in limited numbers   Bob Darbee, long-time Newport Bermuda Awards Chair, has accumulated a miscellaneous stock of the (standard-sized) 3 1/4″x 4 1/2″ brass Participant Plaques traditionally given...
Here's a look at the fleet, and what they had to say about the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race.

Survey Results Now Public

A survey of the competitors in the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race that is now available here indicates strengthening interest in the race by first-time ocean racers as well as a range of concerns about boat and crew preparation and many sailors’...
Warrior Won's crew celebrates at the prize ceremony/ Chris Sheehan holds the St. David's trophy aloft, and H.L. DeVore waves a plaque. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Q&A with St. David’s Winner Warrior Won’s Captain and Navigator

July 21, 2016:  “Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” That’s the short version of navigator H.L. DeVore’s analysis of Warrior Won’s St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy victory in this enlightening interview with him and owner Chris Sheehan by David Schmidt, US...
The first award was one of the most popular of the ceremony. The new Stephens Brothers Trophy for the top boat with a youth crew went to High Noon, the American Yacht Club (NY) entry in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division with seven of her 10 sailors (two girls and five boys) ages 15-18.  Only 41 feet long, the very aggressively sailed High Noon was second boat to finish behind Comanche, beating many larger competitors. This was the one of several trophies won by the young crew and their three adult shipmates.

50th Thrash Prize List is Posted

The Prize List for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race is posted here.  A total of 114 prizes were awarded on Saturday, June 25, at a Government House ceremony presided over by His Excellency, The Governor of Bermuda, George Fergusson, with...