Bermuda Race News

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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...
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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...
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Robbie Doyle on the Bermuda Race: Strategy, Sails, & Crew Care

By Laurie Fullerton  Robbie Doyle will start his 12th Newport Bermuda Race when the fleet leaves Newport on June 20th.  He is what he calls the “stratitician” on board George Sakellaris’ Shockwave, 2012 winner of the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy...
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How ORR Scoring works in the Bermuda Race

Just how is the Newport Bermuda Race scored under ORR?  For the answer, including an explanation of the race’s handicapping system, watch this video by Technical Committee member Jim Teeters.  
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Notice of Race Amendment no. 3

Amendment No. 3 to the Notice of Race and a revised Notice of Race incorporating that amendment  have been posted in the race website’s document area.  The amendment is designed to provide relief from the May 22nd Measurement Deadline to...
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Emergency Steering with a Drogue: A New Approach

Steering a boat that’s lost her rudder is one of the most daunting problems a crew must anticipate and prepare for.   The Newport Bermuda Race Safety Requirement is:  “4.1 Steering in an Emergency: A yacht’s crew shall be aware...
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180 Boats Apply for Newport Bermuda Race Entry

By John Rousmaniere (Newport, R.I., April 2, 2014).  As of the April 1 deadline, 180 applications for entry have been received for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race that will start on June 20 off Castle Hill in Newport. Broken down...