(L-R) The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy, North Rock Beacon Trophy (for top IRC boat), and St. David's Lighhouse Trophy. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Race Results Posted; Prizes Awarded Saturday

  By John Rousmaniere Hamilton, Bermuda, June 27.Updated June 28.  The official results of the 49th Newport Bermuda Race have been approved by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee and the two sponsoring clubs, the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda...
Sarah Angell (center) with her crewmates aboard-Jacknife II in Bermuda. (Chris Museler)

The Newbies: First Time to Bermuda

  By Chris Museler There’s a first time for everything: first steps, first unassisted bike ride, first kiss. And if you’re lucky enough, you will have a first Newport Bermuda Race. Like all of the “good” firsts in our lives,...
Actaea's crew, skipper, Michael Cone, Connie Cone (sitting). John Chiochetti, James Dalton, George J. Fallon, Rex Miyashiro, Stewart Rose, William Sneath. (Barry Pickthall/PPL)

Following the 5 Ps: From Galley Slave to Lighthouse Winner

  By Chris Museler Michael Cone was depressed when he walked into the Prize-Giving ceremony for the 1996 Newport Bermuda Race. “I swore that I’d never ever do this race again,” he remembered. His Bermuda 40 yawl Actaea was the last boat...
The powerful classic yawl Black Watch looks hard to slow down, but she had to do it during her unusual assignment in the 2014 BermudaRace. (Daniel Forster/PPL)

All Possible Assistance: A Classic Escorts a Competitor to Safety

  By John Rousmaniere and Chris Museler Hamilton, Bermuda, June 25.  With their big fleets, Newport Bermuda Races usually have a few retirements. This year is no exception, with 10 teams dropping out mostly due to relatively small but nagging...
Hassebas navigator and skipper, Alexander Reggio and Olaf Litjens (Chris Museler)

Pulling the Plug

By Chris Museler It’s part of every offshore racer’s DNA: Never Give Up. The very challenge of overcoming everything Mother Nature throws at you is our reason for being. Therefore it is well understood across this year’s Bermuda fleet that...
Black Watch starting the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race. (Daniel Forster/PPL)

Reports from Boats, June 25

  From Black Watch, Skipper John Melvin explains why they stood by Wandrian (with serious steering problems) for more than two days until they reached Bermuda: “Dorade came over when we came over and we decided we were the better platform...
The Grundoom crew, 100 hours in and 37 miles away. A few smiles left.

The Grundoom Log #7: 37 Miles

Chris Museler sees the finish, just ahead We all have our moments. For me, it was cursing when I was trying to get my FWG bibs away from the nasty water on the cabin sole near the head and accidentally...
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