Bermuda Race News

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...
GS.Jun18.NOAA

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...
Live Race Tracking

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...
The crowd on Castle Hill has a ringside view of the Bermuda Race start. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

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...
2012 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race -start in Narragansett Bay. Carina -USA 315 - McCurdy & Rhodes 48 yacht skippered by  A Rives Potts Jnr, making the most of the blustery conditions.  Carina is the provisional winner of the principal St David's Lighthouse

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...
RBYC after 2012 Bermuda Race

2014 Bermuda Race Crew Lists Posted

The crew list and sailor classifications for each yacht in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race® have been posted on the Official Notice Board. Competitors are reminded that protests with respect to crew ISAF Sailor Classifications must be received by the...
Finishing the Newport Bermuda Race Monday 18 June 2012

165 Boats Entered in 49th Newport Bermuda Race

By John Rousmaniere   NEWPORT, R.I., June 10, 2014 – With the June 20th start of the Newport Bermuda Race fast approaching, 165 boats are entered for the 49th sprint to the finish off St. David’s Head, Bermuda. The start...
Glenn Family Participation Prize

Don’t Leave Hardware on the Table (Trophy Hardware, That Is)

  Don’t overlook the three Special Entry Prizes in the Newport Bermuda Race. They qualify for Cross-Divisional (X-DV) competition, which means boats from different divisions compete head to head for the same prize.  Entries will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Friday...
bdawelcome3

Travel Tips for Sailing to/from Bermuda

Participants in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race and members of return crews can make their lives and those of Bermuda Immigration agents easier by following a few simple steps: Racing crew: Bermuda Immigration agents will once again be posted at...