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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...
Sarah Angell (center) with her crewmates aboard-Jacknife II in Bermuda. (Chris Museler)

The Newbies: First Time to Bermuda

  By Chris Museler There’s a first time for everything: first steps, first unassisted bike ride, first kiss. And if you’re lucky enough, you will have a first Newport Bermuda Race. Like all of the “good” firsts in our lives,...
Actaea's crew, skipper, Michael Cone, Connie Cone (sitting). John Chiochetti, James Dalton, George J. Fallon, Rex Miyashiro, Stewart Rose, William Sneath. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Following the 5 Ps: From Galley Slave to Lighthouse Winner

  By Chris Museler Michael Cone was depressed when he walked into the Prize-Giving ceremony for the 1996 Newport Bermuda Race. “I swore that I’d never ever do this race again,” he remembered. His Bermuda 40 yawl Actaea was the last boat...
The powerful classic yawl Black Watch has been racing to Bermuda for many decades. She won a special Seamanship Award in the 2014 for assising an competitor in trouble. (Daniel Forster/PPL)

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...