Bermuda Race News

The goal: St. David's Lighthouse. (Talbot Wilson/PPL)

50th “Thrash to the Onion Patch” to race under one rule

When the Newport Bermuda Race is next sailed in 2016, it will be scored by one handicapping system, the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR). The ORR calculates each boat’s speed potential based entirely on its measurements, using a Velocity Prediction Program...
Crew of Sleijride, halfway to Bermuda.
Photo by Adam Cort

Bermuda Race Competitor Sleijride Featured in Sail Magazine

This past June, as I was getting ready for my own first go at the race, I couldn’t help wondering if I really belonged there. My ride to Bermuda was a fairly ordinary one—a vintage J/37 performance cruiser named Sleijride...
The goal: St. David's Lighthouse. (Talbot Wilson/PPL)

Simpatico awarded Mitchell Trophy for Bermuda Race Cruiser Division

Aug. 23, 2014.  The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has reported a change in the results of the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. After correction of a scoring error in the previously announced results, Simpatico, Captain William F. Riley (Chatham, MA), has...
The USNA 44 Swift starts the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race with her crew of midshipmen. (Talbot Wilson/PPL)

Navy Prepares Swiftly for Bermuda Race; Chessy Boats Win Silver

  By Bill Wagner, CapitalGazette.com, July 10, 2014 It was no small feat for members of the Naval Academy Varsity Offshore Sailing Team to get Swift ready for the Newport-to-Bermuda Race. Swift is one of Navy’s old McCurdy & Rhodes 44-foot...
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Newport-Bermuda Race 2014: Cruising Lessons from Ocean Racers

Following is an excerpt from a thoughtful blog post written by a one of this year’s entrants… Participating in the Bermuda Race last week (my first), got me thinking about the differences between ocean racing and ocean cruising, and what the...
2014 Newport Bermuda prize giving at Pier 6, HamiltonGibbs Hill Lighthouse trophy - SHOCKWAVE

2014 Newport Bermuda Race Prize Giving

By Talbot Wilson Hamilton, Bermuda, June 29, 2014 – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club – It’s a quiet Sunday after the Saturday evening prizegiving, crew dinners and the last party at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for Newport Bermuda 2014. Return crews are now packing...
Joe Harris (Talbot Wilson)

Bermuda Race Fleet Heads Home

Many of today’s ocean sailors earned their sea legs during boat deliveries back from Bermuda.  The spirit of the “sail home” is a theme of Joe Harris’ article from his Gryphon Solo2 blog, posted with other sailors’ memories and observations...
(L-R) The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy, North Rock Beacon Trophy (for top IRC boat), and St. David's Lighhouse Trophy. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Race Results Posted; Prizes Awarded Saturday

  By John Rousmaniere Hamilton, Bermuda, June 27.Updated June 28.  The official results of the 49th Newport Bermuda Race have been approved by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee and the two sponsoring clubs, the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda...