Bermuda Race News

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The Grundoom Log #2: Shipmates, Surprises, Calms & Dolphins

Chris Museler continues his account of the new Carkeek 47’s first Bermuda Race  Friday, June 20 – The first day of the race produced a big surprise when the seabreeze came in. We didn’t wallow in a swirl of doldrums...
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Mini-Maxis swap lead, Sinn Fein pushing hard

The predicted battle for the elapsed time victory in the Newport Bermuda Race between the three Mini-Maxis in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division is coming to fruition. Based on the tracker report as of 5 AM on Saturday with 485...
Bella Mente leads Shockwave after the start on June 20. (Daniel Forster/PPL)

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.,...
Sinn Fein holds high on the light air start to the 2014 BermudaRace. (Talbot Wilson/PPL)

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...
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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...
Jim and Sam Gundy. (Chris Museler)

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...
Joe Harris (Talbot Wilson)

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...
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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...
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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...