Bermuda Race News

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...
Axia starting the 2010 race.  Daniel Forster/PPL)

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...
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...
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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...