Bermuda Race News

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2016 Newport Bermuda Retrospective: Wind and Stream

Skippers and navigators can learn lessons about both Gulf Stream and weather forecasts with a look back at the last race. Story by W. Frank Bohlen. It has been said that races are won in preparation and lost on the...
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Offshore Racing Rule Performance Guide

Best-practice tips in preparing to race the Newport Bermuda Race under the Offshore Racing Rule. By Bjorn Johnson Sailing teams preparing for the Newport Bermuda Race in March are understandably concentrating on registering their boats, settling crew lists, and filing...
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Merlin – Newport Bermuda Spotlight

His name is Merlin, the boat’s name is Merlin, so he had to have it. By Chris Museler The story of how Chip Merlin bought the Transpac Race trend-setting, record-setting Bill Lee design to sail in the 2018 Newport Bermuda...
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Safety at Sea Seminar Comes to Newport, June 13

The Cruising Club of America will offer a seminar two days before the Newport Bermuda start to ensure entrants receive required safety training. Newport Bermuda Race rules require that 30 percent of each crew complete vital safety training. That requirement, combined...
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Round-Trip Preparation, Bermuda and Back

For those racing from Newport to Bermuda or joining a return-trip crew, this article explains the value of a pre-race safety at sea seminar and provides a road map for making best use of the opportunity to train the whole...
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Bulletin #8 – Race Preview, Safety, LRH and Elvis

In this bulletin: safety, medical and race-prep seminars; the official race preview; the ORR’s allowance for large roach headsails and more. Chairman’s Update: Energy and enthusiasm for the Race continue to build. Since last week’s bulletin, our Race Preview has been posted...
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Large Roach Headsails Allowed by ORR for 2018

The Offshore Racing Association (ORA) has introduced Large Roach Headsails (LRH) into the 2018 Offshore Racing Rule (ORR), which will allow their use in most divisions in the Newport Bermuda Race (see NOR). Here’s the explanation from ORA Technical Director, Jim...
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Some March Safety Seminars Sold Out; Great Options Remain

The upcoming Hands On Training Courses during the CCA’s Newport (RI) Safety at Sea seminars on March 10 and 11 are full with waiting lists, but there is still space in the Medical and Race Prep Seminars on Sunday morning,...