Bermuda Race News

Race Report; Tips for Spectators

  By John Rousmaniere Newport, June 21, 2014, 9am (updated 10:30)– The predicted battle for the elapsed time victory between the three Mini-Maxis in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division is coming to fruition. Based on tracker report as of 5 a.m.,...

It Was a Little Messy, but the Bermuda Race Fleet has Started

By John Rousmaniere Newport. RI, June 20, 2014, 7 PM.  Who would have thought that spinnakers would be flown at the starts of two Newport Bermuda Races in a row?  The race did not gain its well-known nickname, “The Thrash...

Newport Bermuda Race Preview

Follow the race on Pantaenius Race Tracking   By Talbot Wilson Newport RI, June 19, 2014: Friday, June 20 at 12:50 EDT the New York Yacht Club Race Committee will sound the first warning signal for the 49th Newport Bermuda Race...

Chris Museler’s Grundoom Log #1: Finishing Touches

Chris Museler reports from Grundoon, Jim Grundy’s new Carkeek 47 racing in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division. Newport, June 19, 2014 — One year over schedule and delivered less than three months before this year’s RORC Caribbean 600—that’s the auspicious start...

Bermuda Race Memories: Thanking Dad for “this Affliction”

Many of this year’s Bermuda Race sailors are veterans of several (or more)  races, and a lot of them are  second- or even third-generation “Thrashees to the Onion Patch.”  Here is a memory by Joe Harris, skipper of Double-Handed Division entry...

What’s the Choice? Wind or Current for Bermuda Route

By Talbot Wilson Newport RI, June 18, 2014— Tacticians, navigators and skippers in the Newport Bermuda Race have choices to make in deciding the fastest route to Bermuda. The straight — rhumb line— course is the shortest distance between two...

Follow the Fleet to Bermuda with Pantaenius Race Tracking

www.pantaenius.com/NBRtracking  By Talbot Wilson NEWPORT, RI, June 16, 2014 – The 49th Newport Bermuda Race is right around the corner. Home-based spectators can track their  favorite yachts, skippers, or crewmembers in the 635-mile ocean classic starting June 20 at Newport, R.I., with...

Watching the Bermuda Race Start; Drones are Banned

  With more than 150 yachts maneuvering in the mouth of Narragansett Bay on June 20th, the start of the Newport Bermuda Race will be a spectacular sight, whether you’re watching from the nearby shore or a boat on the...

Carina Goes for More Honors

June 11, 2014 – Today’s Newport Bermuda Race news: Frank Bohlen’s Gulf Stream Analysis  Crew Lists   Special Prizes    Sign up for official offshore emails Rives Potts Prepares Carina for Her 21st Bermuda Race By Talbot Wilson Carina, the sturdy...