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Youth Sailors are Now Recognized in Newport Bermuda Race

For the first time in Newport Bermuda Race history, youth sailors are receiving special recognition with two new prizes that honor two legendary sailors whose ocean racing careers began when they were young—the brothers Olin and Rod Stephens.   Sailors...
2014 Newport Bermuda Race

Race Bulletin No. 14

Dear Sailors, No reminder is necessary that the fun part of this is just one week away.  Here are a few other reminders we have compiled based on the most frequently asked questions during the final week before the race....
Carlisle Norwoodsports the Scopolamine patch at the start of the Block Island Race.

The Road to Bermuda: Choose Option Two for Seasickness

Writes Chris Museler: “Every sailor has to choose between two options: Either figure out how to recover from seasickness, or take steps to prevent it. I chose option two.” He’s doing the race in Simon Says, an Andrews 68 (where...
2014 Newport Bermuda Race

Race Bulletin No. 13

Dear Sailors, There’s very little time left to get your Crew List in order before the Crew  Deadline — 1700, Friday, June 3 — about one week away. We have posted a Preliminary Crew List containing all sailors who have been...
The diverse St. David’s Lighthouse fleet ranges from cutting-edge racers to classics such as the 1938 Sparkman & Stephens yawl Black Watch (right), winner of a special seamanship prize in 2014.  (Talbot Wilson)

Race Bulletin No. 12

Dear Sailors, The Measurement Deadline is one week away — Thursday, May 26. ALL yachts are required to submit an application, revalidation, or amendment of their ORR (or ISYR certificate for those few yachts) by the Measurement Deadline (1700, May...
Frank Bohlen at the 2014 Navigators Forum (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Online Gulf Stream Analysis Presented by Frank Bohlen

Dr. Frank Bohlen’s initial Gulf Stream analysis and tutorial for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race was posted on May 16. Bermuda Race navigators, tacticians, strategists, captains, and all others facing the challenge of sailing to Bermuda will learn a lot...
The J-44s Runaway and Stampede leap away from the Newport starting line. (Barry Pickthall, PPL)

Race Bulletin No. 11

Dear Sailors, The Entry Fee of $1,250 plus $70 per person aboard is due Monday. Here’s a list of boats that need to go to the entry system and make payment arrangements by the deadline. Fees appear under My Account...