Bermuda Race News

2020 Bulletin #2 – Safety Training Explained

This bulletin and its introductory letter from the race chairman provide a clear explanation of the safety training plan established for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race, both strengthening and simplifying requirements while adding some flexibility and several more training opportunities...

Onboard to Bermuda: Coast Guard Alumni Like the Sea and its Lore

The 51st Newport to Bermuda Race provided a true test of seamanship to several modern-day Coast Guard Academy adventurers. By Bob Lally ’08, Rear Adm. W. F. Merlin ’56, Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Shock ’06, and Capt. Chris Sinnett ’83 (Reprinted with...

Onboard to Bermuda: The Sequel is a Winner for YYZ

In both 2016 and 2018, Justin Bonar raced YYZ to Bermuda and made videos of the adventure. On the Jeanneau 53’s second trip to the Onion Patch, the team won its class, and the skipper doubled down on video production....

2020 Bulletin #1 – Race Date Set, Safety Training Updates

Newport Bermuda Race competitors and fans: The ink is barely dry on the 2018 race results, most boats have returned home and are carrying on with their seasonal sailing—and race organizers are already hard at work on the 52nd “Thrash...

Safety Training Requirements Increase for 2020 Race

Newport Bermuda Race competitors will see upgraded and simplified safety requirements in 2020 and will have additional options to receive hands-on training. By Mark Lenci Major East Coast races are taking steps to increase safety-at-sea crew training, and the Newport...

Chairman’s Letter: Leadership Transition and Other Notes

This letter was mailed to competitors today—a final note from Race Chair Jonathan Brewin on the 2018 Thrash to the Onion Patch—and included the announcement of his successor, Jay Gowell. Dear Competitors, Our photo galleries are complete and posted at 2018...

Race Survey – Seeking Input from Sailors, Shore Crew & Spectators

The race organizers would like feedback on the conduct and economic impact of this year’s Newport Bermuda Race. Race chairman Jonathan Brewin invites all those involved in the 2018 Race to provide important feedback to the organizers by completing a...