Bermuda Race News

A. J. at helm

Race Bulletin No. 8

Dear Sailors, With over 200 Applications for Entry and more than 180 invitations to enter issued to date, the 50th Bermuda Race promises to showcase its most exciting fleet ever.  It’s no surprise there’s already a lot of buzz. And the...
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***2014 Royal Bermuda YC Anniversary Regatta: CONSTELLATION skippered by Joshua Forgacs. His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda Mr. George Fergusson sailed in the spectacular racing in the 2014 Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta, the final stage of the Onion Patch Series and the new Navigators Race Series. The series also included the New York YC Annual Regatta presented by Rolex and the Newport Bermuda Race. Mr. Fergusson was at the helm of the US Naval Academy 's Constellation for the final leg in Hamilton Harbour.Skipper Midshipman Josh Forgacs points the way to the finish.

New Initiatives Announced for Youth Sailors in Bermuda Race

The Newport Bermuda Race is well known as a long-distance ocean adventure with a special appeal for ambitious young sailors.  Many of today’s skippers, navigators, and watch captains first went to sea as teenage deck hands in a “Thrash to...
The Coast Guard Academy's Glory approaches St. David's Head. She's been top J/44. (Charles Anderson/PPL)

Race Bulletin No. 7

Dear Sailors, As of Friday afternoon, February 19, we had received Applications for Entry from over 182 yachts, and invited 143 of those to enter. If you have not yet applied, the deadline to submit an application is 1700, April...
A rail dips into the Gulf Stream. (John Rousmaniere)

CCA Half-Day Boat Prep-Medical Seminar Set for Sunday March 20

A half-day seminar on ocean sailing and racing — including detailed discussions of medical issues and boat preparation — will be held Sunday morning, March 20, at the Marriott Hotel, Newport, RI. Organized (like the all-day Saturday safety seminar) by...
2012 Newport Bermuda Race
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100-Plus Boats Quickly Apply to Enter 50th Bermuda Race

Talbot Wilson reports on the rapid pace of applications to enter the Thrash to the Onion Patch. Boats include Comanche, Actaea, and Bella Mente. Entries will close on April 1 for a fleet limited to 200.  Newport RI, January 19: Only...
Sailors prepare to board the demo boats at the New York Yacht Club dock.

Race Bulletin No. 6:

Dear Sailors, Entry for the race will open at Noon EST tomorrow, January 12, 2016.  The Entry System may be accessed via several links on the race website, including one at the upper right corner of every page.  You can also bookmark it now. Remember: time...

CCA Safety Seminar Targets Racers, Delivery Crews, Cruisers

The March 19-20 Safety at Sea Seminar at Newport RI will provide valuable advice and information for all who race to Bermuda, sail in a return voyage, or cruise or race in any waters. Organized by the Cruising Club of America,...
Race chair A.J. Evans at the helm of Vamp. (Matt Marciano)

Race Bulletin No. 5

Happy New Year! Registration for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race opens via the race website in approximately two weeks, on January 12, 2016.  A Guide to Entry and schedule of important deadlines and events is provided below for your planning...
The J-44s Runaway and Stampede leap away from the Newport starting line. (Barry Pickthall, PPL)

Looking Back: Great Rides in 2012

John Rousmaniere reports on a new course record and other excitements of the breezy 2012 race, the fastest in the Newport Bermuda Race’s 110-year history.  “An out of body experience.” That’s how offshore veteran Larry Glenn described the 2012 Newport...