Participants in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race and members of return crews can make their lives and those of Bermuda Immigration agents easier by following a few simple steps:
Racing crew: Bermuda Immigration agents will once again be posted at Race Headquarters in Newport to provide pre-clearance services. In order to take advantage of this each individual crew member must apply in person with passport in hand and complete the required paperwork. Doing so will help avoid long waits to clear in at RBYC and put you closer to that first post-race Dark’n Stormy
Racing crew returning by air: If you’re racing to Bermuda but flying home, you’ll need to present your return ticket, boarding pass or airline confirmation.
Return crew arriving by air: In order to clear Immigration at Bermuda’s airport, you’ll need a letter from your skipper confirming you’re a part of the boat’s return trip crew and an anticipated departure date.
Racing crew returning on a different boat: In these circumstances also you’ll need a letter from your return boat skipper confirming you’re a part of the boat’s return trip crew and an anticipated departure date.
Read more about Bermuda Race Customs and Immigration.