Bermuda Race News

All Possible Assistance: A Classic Escorts a Competitor to Safety

  By John Rousmaniere and Chris Museler Hamilton, Bermuda, June 25.  With their big fleets, Newport Bermuda Races usually have a few retirements. This year is no exception, with 10 teams dropping out mostly due to relatively small but nagging...

Pulling the Plug

By Chris Museler It’s part of every offshore racer’s DNA: Never Give Up. The very challenge of overcoming everything Mother Nature throws at you is our reason for being. Therefore it is well understood across this year’s Bermuda fleet that...

Reports from Boats, June 25

  From Black Watch, Skipper John Melvin explains why they stood by Wandrian (with serious steering problems) for more than two days until they reached Bermuda: “Dorade came over when we came over and we decided we were the better platform...

The Grundoom Log #7: 37 Miles

Chris Museler sees the finish, just ahead We all have our moments. For me, it was cursing when I was trying to get my FWG bibs away from the nasty water on the cabin sole near the head and accidentally...

Constellation “Catches Train” to Bermuda

By Talbot Wilson Only six boats had finished the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race by late Tuesday afternoon in Bermuda— Shockwave, Bella Mente, Caol Ila, and Constellation have finished in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division. Kodiak and Stark Racing Mad VII...

The Grundoom Log #6: Blind-Sided

More meditations on food and drifting from Chris As this race ponders on, and with no fewer than 10 competitors joining us for a fifth park-up 58 miles from Bermuda, I will save the frustration of having Crazy Horse once...

Bermuda’s Finish Line Tradition

  By John Rousmaniere Hamilton, Bermuda, June 24.  Tonight and tomorrow, 120 or more boats will sail around Bermuda’s reef toward St. David’s Head and cross the finish line of the 49th Newport Bermuda Race. None of this will be...

Reports from Boats, June 24

June 24, 10 a.m. Bermuda Time. We have news from Spirit of Bermuda, Shockwave, and Gryphon Solo 2  following these reports: Recent Withdrawals:  Shine, owned by Giles Redpath, and Terrapin, owned by Jonathan Litt, have withdrawn due to scheduling obligations....

The Grundoom Log #5: The Bermuda Race’s Lower Key

Chris Museler finds something special in a trying voyage. Monday Evening. “I hate this boat. We’re not going anywhere. We’re not moving!” So exclaimed the frustrated Sam. His father, Jim, responded with the Johnny Cash song: “Son, this world is...