Bermuda Race News

St. David's Lighthouse Trophy Jim Grundy Grundoon

51st Race Prize-Giving Highlights Diverse Fleet, Family, Youth

The St. David’s Lighthouse Trophy, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy, and 100-plus more awards were presented to conclude the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race.  His Excellency, the Governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, hosted the Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving on Saturday, welcoming hundreds...
Dorade S&S yawl at Anniversary Regatta

Evolving Fleet Competes for the Dorade Trophy

Racing “vintage” boats in the Newport Bermuda Racing is changing. By Chris Museler Once upon a time, racing for an award like the Dorade Trophy for boats “25-plus years of age” was mostly for classic wooden boats such as the ubiquitous...
Cookies aboard Verissimo

Cruising with Cookies

Aboard the larger boats in the Finisterre Division, the ride is comfortable, the varnish gleams, and the menus are more refined. By Chris Museler. “Look at that amazing boat,” Nic Douglass told her media boat driver at Friday’s race start....
The Prizegiving at Government House offers sparcatular views of landscape and silvereare. (PPL)

Watch the Prize-Giving Livestream

For those unable to attend the Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving Ceremony at Government House, the event was live-streamed on Facebook. The ceremony began shortly after 6pm ADT, Saturday, June 23. To watch future live-streamed events or previously recorded videos, visit...
Zoe II Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta

Zoe II and Black Watch Earn Anniversary Regatta Honors

Two divisions of sailboats competed on Bermuda’s Great Sound on Friday in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s Anniversary Regatta. Eighteen competitors from the Newport Bermuda Race took part in the RBYC’s Anniversary Regatta on Friday, with eight boats sailing a...
Jim Binch and damaged door on Killua

A Finish-Line Challenge for the Past Commodore

A story in which Commodore Jim Binch and crew Andrew McTavish work out a successful exit strategy. By Chris Museler   Becoming a Cruising Club of America member requires thousands of miles of hard-earned experience and resulting wisdom. The commodore of...
Morris Justine 36 Yankee Girl Zachary Lee Double-Handed Division winner

Small Boats Rule in 51st Thrash to the Onion Patch

Except in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division, the smaller boats scored best throughout the fleet. None more so than in the Double-Handed Division, won by a 36-foot Morris Justine named Yankee Girl. By Chris Museler. They call it the rubber band....
winning crew of Mary and Harry Guidotti's head

Finisterre Division Winner Orca: Sweet Surprise

Nobody was more surprised at Orca‘s Finisterre Division victory than the crew of the Island Packet 38. By Chris Museler “I can’t possibly understand how we won,” exclaimed watch captain Dave Gilmore when he was told Thursday that his team...