Bermuda Race News

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...
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Race Bulletin No. 10

Dear Sailors, The Entry Deadline is just one week away — Monday, May 16, 2016. We recently updated the entry list to show divisions, Captain/Owner names, and clubs. Please review the entry list for errors, and check your Live Entry...
Winner of Class 7 in 2014, High Yield (GER 5335 ) short tacks off Castle Hill at the start of the 2014 race. (Talbot Wilson)

Race Bulletin No. 9

Dear Sailors, The large entry list is a good reason to complete the entry process early. This email is intended to provide an abbreviated road map from here toward a complete entry. There are several hurdles and deadlines along the...
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CCA Make-Up Safety Seminar to be Held June 15 at Newport

Here’s a new safety-training opportunity for racers, delivery crews, and cruisers who were not among the 300 sailors at the Cruising Club of America Safety at Sea Seminar at Newport in March, or who haven’t attended other recent US Sailing-sanctioned...
The Pequot YC team accepts  the 2008 Pratt Trophy from His Excellency the Governor, Sir Richard Gozney, as RBYC Commodore Ralph Richardson looks on. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Special Entry Required for Family, Youth, Regional, & Other Prizes

  These five prizes require a Special Entry by June 17. They are based on cross-divisional scoring. Pratt Trophy. Top team consisting of three boats entered in one or more of these divisions: St. David’s Lighthouse, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Cruiser,...
2012 Bermuda Race finish at St David's Lighthouse True - USA 22 - J160 production yacht skippered by Howard B Hodgson Jnr

April 1 Entry Deadline Looms as Bermuda Race Fleet Nears 200

  By Talbot Wilson The June 17, 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, is shaping up to be the largest since the 2006 Centennial celebration. The call for Applications for Entry (AFE’s) in the ocean...