2016 Awards Update:
Awards available to competitors in 2016 total more than 100. Despite the number, all prizes are designed to be well-earned and signify outstanding performance by accomplished bluewater sailors. There are no “easy” prizes in the Bermuda Race. Expanded this year are the (now 5) special entry prizes, including the new Stephens Brothers Youth Division Trophy. Each year some sailors fail to register for the Special Trophies before the race and subsequently miss out on some terrific prizes they could have won! Don’t let this be you.
Participant Plaque – Each entrant finishing the Race receives a brass plaque suitable for display aboard their vessel which reads “For Successfully Completing the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race.” These are included with the packet you will receive when checking in at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.
Awards Ceremony – The Awards Ceremony will be held at Government House Saturday, June 25, 1800 hrs. and is by invitation ONLY. Each vessel receives two pair of invitation tickets at post-race check-in at the RBYC. Invitations MUST be presented at Government House to be admitted. Limited additional race crew member invitations will be provided to winning yachts. These will be issued at the RBYC Duty Desk after the information has been posted. Due to space limitations there are no “extra” tickets. Please do not jeopardize your invitations by seeking advance information or tickets from the staff – this simply delays the process. The information and tickets will be available at the earliest possible time.
Robert S. Darbee