Bermuda Race News

Jim Teeters ORR

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.  

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...
The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, North Rock Beacon, and St. David's Lighthouse trophies (PPL)

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...
Randall Baldwin (Ridgefield Connecticut), sailing his Taylor 42 Cabady, took home the Henry B. du Pont Trophy for first place in the 2008 Onion Patch Series. Of Onion Patch boats, he finished second in the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, first in the Newport Bermuda Race and ninth in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Anniversary Regatta for 2, 1.25, 9 and a total of 12.25 points. His boat and crew gave an all-round winning performance. ©Talbot Wilson

New Navigators Race Series Added to 50th Anniversary Onion Patch

 By Talbot Wilson  Hamilton Bermuda, March 23, 2014: As the three-event Onion Patch Series turns 50 this summer, organizers have decided to add a new, more relaxed Navigators Race Series format for the 25th running of the traditional series. The new...

Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar to be Held June 18 at Newport

A one-day US Sailing-Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar will be held at Newport on June 18.  The seminar is scheduled at this date in order to accommodate late arrivals who are sailing in the Newport Bermuda Race and other races,...

March Newsletter – Application Deadline Approaching Fast

Application Deadline ~ 1 Week away Applications for Entry are due by 1700 hours, April 1, after which applicants may incur a time penalty.  To date, 161 boats have filed Applications for Entry.  Many boats long identified with the race are coming back, and...
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Old and New Friends on Entry List as April 1 Deadline Nears

By Fred Deichmann, Chairman, 2014 Bermuda Race Organizing Committee  With two weeks to go before Applications for Entry close on April 1st for the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, 158 boats have filed applications.  Many boats identified with the race are returning and...

Bermuda Race Fleet Grows – Application Deadline Looms

Sailors are reminded that the deadline for Applications for Entry, 1700 hours, April 1, 2014, is rapidly approaching, with only four weeks remaining in which to apply without incurring a time penalty. Applications for Entry may be filed in the...