Grundoon Columbia 50 Jim Grundy St. David's Lighthouse Trophy winner

Media Update: 51st Newport Bermuda Race Division Winners Named

Grundoon, Wizard, Orca, Yankee Girl, Kawil, Elvis, and Maverick top the seven divisions in 2018. (Hamilton, Bermuda, June 21, 2018)—The division winners of the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race were finalized today with the arrival of the remainder of the fleet,...
Jim Grundy and his daughter Gwendalyn talk about the family history of their Columbia 50, Grundoon, which they sailed to a provisional win in the St. David's Lighthouse Division victory. Adventures of a Sailor Girl photo

Interviews at the Dock: Grundoon, Dreamcatcher, & Nav Forum

Nic Douglass, Adventures of a Sailor Girl, spoke with sailors and skippers on Grundoon, Dreamcatcher, Breezin’ Up, and Temptress. After the fleet’s mass finish on Wednesday and docking at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, the party (for some) lasted into...
Rear Admiral Bill Merlin steers the yacht Merlin across the finish line in Bermuda

Merlin’s Path: A Strong Grip on the Wheel

Merlin has put in many miles already under its new owner, Chip Merlin, and is just getting started. By Chris Museler It was impossible to make up the five hours that wound up separating Merlin and a top three position...
Before dawn on Wednesday, dozens of boats cut silhouettes like this one as they beat to the finish at St. David's Lighthouse. Adventures of a Sailor Girl photo

Wednesday Sunrise Welcomes Bermuda-Bound Racers

The fleet came in quickly on Wednesday, with the media team covering both ends of the starting line. By John Burnham The majority of the 2018 Newport Bermuda Fleet crossed the St. David’s Lighthouse finish line either just before or...
Merlin Normal Angle of Heel Dawn

Tuesday Tracker Update and Blogs from the Boats

Several boats finished late Tuesday afternoon, including the first boats in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division—Merlin, Kodiak, and Temptation – Oakcliff. The boats in the second half of the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division Class 15 began to finish after a long...
Merlin final approach to Bermuda

Merlin’s Path: Been There, Done That on the Final Approaches

As Merlin closes on the finish line, the adrenalin is flowing. By Chris Museler It’s Kuli’s ninth Bermuda Race. He’s Russian-American with a thick accent that makes any who grew up during the Cold War think he’s a spy. Right...
Pantaenius tracker on Tuesday morning

The Newport Bermuda Fleet is on the Move

Overnight, the TP52 Spookie finished, the sixth boat across the line in the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race, well in front of the other 162 boats still racing. Finishing a full 24 hours after Warrior, Wizard and Proteus, the smaller Spookie...
Chip and Bill Merlin

Merlin’s Path: A Father’s Day to Remember

Bill and Chip Merlin enjoyed a special day aboard the yacht Merlin. By Chris Museler Our spectacular morning of reaching through the Gulf Stream on Sunday came to a grinding halt when we parked up next to the Gunboat Tribe...
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