Bermuda Race News

The J-44s Runaway and Stampede leap away from the Newport starting line. (Barry Pickthall, PPL)

Looking Back: Great Rides in 2012

John Rousmaniere reports on a new course record and other excitements of the breezy 2012 race, the fastest in the Newport Bermuda Race’s 110-year history.  “An out of body experience.” That’s how offshore veteran Larry Glenn described the 2012 Newport...
Warren  Brown joins Olin Stephens, Thomas Fleming Day, and other  great sailors in the Bermuda Race Roll of Honor.

Warren Brown Named to Bermuda Race Roll of Honour

Talbot Wilson reports on the Newport Bermuda Race’s recognition of the late Bermudian “consummate yachtsman,” Warren Brown:  captain of the War Baby fleet, 20 Bermuda races, 300,000 miles under sail, Blue Water Medal winner, Onion Patch Series co-founder. Hamilton, Bermuda,...

The 2016 Notice of Race is Posted

The Notice of Race for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race is available on this website’s Official Notice Board. Responses to common questions and highlights of the Notice of Race’s changes will be posted on the race website’s FAQ page soon. A...
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Looking Back: The Bermuda Race’s freshwater connection

“It is not the salt in the water that makes sailors.” What was said of a talented crew of Great Lakes sailors who raced to Bermuda many years ago can be repeated about the many other Midwest sailors who have...
First to finish Shockwave's navigator Robbie Doyle won the 2014 Schooner Mistress Award. (Talbot Wilson.PPL)

Race Bulletin #4: NoR Posted, Safety at Sea Seminar Announced

Dear Sailors, As anticipation grows for the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, we are pleased to report a few exciting developments in this race: The Notice of Race is now available on the race website’s Official Notice Board ....
Moderator Bruce Brown demonstrates a life raft at a safety seminar.(Rousmaniere)

CCA/Bermuda Race Safety Seminar to be held in March at Newport

Registration is open for the Cruising Club of America’s biennial US Sailing-sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar, March 19-20, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in Newport, RI.  This seminar addresses the needs of participants in the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race. Like...
The beautiful Westray show her stuff at the start of the 2008 Bermuda Race. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Looking Back: Newbies sail their first race to Bermuda

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. Here are first-time sailor stories from the 2014 race. Chris Museler reports.  Like...
Race chair A.J. Evans at the helm of Vamp. (Matt Marciano)

A.J. Evans: The thrash is special

The Newport Bermuda Race Chairman announces a new prize, and praises the race experience — the “indescribable blue” water, the camaraderie of shipmates, and the race’s historic focus on the sailors. (This profile first ran in Windcheck Magazine.)    ...