Bermuda Race News

Richard S. Nye

Nye and Ecclestone Join Bermuda Race Roll of Honour

Two outstanding sailors were named to the Bermuda Race Roll of Honour in 2018: Richard S. Nye and E. Llwyd Ecclestone, Jr. One hundred years after the first Bermuda Race was held, the Bermuda Race Roll of Honour was created,...
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Black Watch Sails Again for the Onion Patch

This classic Sparkman & Stephens yawl was built for the Newport Bermuda Race, and she’s a threat every time she crosses the starting line. By Chris Museler “A picture is worth a thousand words.” This idiom can be modified for...
Stephens Brothers Society pin

Stephens Brothers Society, Class of 2018: All Youth Crew Eligible

Youth sailors, age 14-23, who complete the Newport Bermuda Race are eligible to receive a Stephens Brothers Society pin. The Society was created in 2016 by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) to recognize accomplishments in “Youth Sailing” by NBR...
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Track Balloon Debris and Clean Up the Beach

Shore crew, sailors, and any folks in the region are invited to join a Clean Ocean Access beach cleanup on Wednesday, June 13th. All competitors are invited to assist in a voluntary balloon tracking effort during the race. Part of the Newport...
Kat Malone (left) and James Clappier put battens into the leech of one of Merlin’s three new jibs for upwind and close reaching.

Merlin’s Path: Downwind Flyer Needs Upwind Boost

Preparing for the Newport Bermuda Race means planning the appropriate sail inventory. Crewmember and onboard reporter Chris Museler reports. Bill Lee’s groundbreaking 70 footer Merlin was designed to surf. In 1977, from Los Angeles to Diamond Head, Hawaii, that’s what...
Daily composite image of sea surface temperatures May 25 2018

2018 Gulf Stream Analysis, Two Weeks Out

As May turns to June, the Gulf Stream watch intensifies and navigators study the structure and flow of the Stream for winning clues. By W. Frank Bohlen With 14 days until the start of the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race, navigators...