52nd Thrash to the Onion Patch starts June 17, 2022


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Three sailors with multiple talents join the Bermuda Race Roll of Honour in 2020: John Alden, Kirk Cooper and Bjorn Johnson.

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Learn more about what makes the Newport Bermuda Race so special from its 100+ year history to the legendary sailors who have participated.

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"The joy of finishing our first Bermuda Race as co-skippers. What an awesome feeling!" - Jim Arrighi and Brian Abbott onboard Moondog in 2018. ⠀

Planning for Bermuda safely takes a long time, so if you are interested in joining us in 2022, we have volunteer Race Ambassadors ready to chat with you about what it takes to get to the finish line in Bermuda. ⠀

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Daniel Heun reminds us that the Bermuda Race can be just as fun on the return trip as the race there! ⠀

What are some of your favorite memories from a Bermuda delivery?

Looking up and out... Thanks to Lisa Stuart for sending us this unique perspective during the 2018 race onboard White Rhino. ⠀

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😍 Look at that sky! Thanks to Kevin Tongue who sent in this amazing drone photo taken midway to Bermuda of the 2018 Class 9 St David’s winner, Crazy Horse, the J/V 50 owned by Kevin McLaughlin. ⠀

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Thanks to all the crew members sending us tributes to legends in the Bermuda Race. This one from Howard Coon is of Sailing Hall of Famer, John Bonds, doing his thing in the Nav station of the J-44, Gold Digger in 2006. Bonds was instrumental in shaping and requiring Safety at Sea Seminars to make ocean races like Newport-Bermuda safer for everyone. ⠀

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We are looking to inspire the next generation of Bermuda Race sailors through the eyes of past sailors. Do you have a photo or video to share from sailing to Bermuda? Send it to us via the link in our profile. ⠀

Photo: Kate Wilson/ 2014 onboard the Swan 441 Cygnette

When we asked for inspirational photos, Howard Coon sent in this photo of Jim Bishop at the helm of his J-44, Gold Digger, from 2006. Bishop passed away in 2018 but not before completing 24 Bermuda Races! ⠀

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Eric Dowd was 16 on his first Bermuda Race in 2018 onboard Scylla, a Dehler 46. "I was determined to sail fast while of course getting some good GoPro shots." ⠀

Thanks for sharing, Eric! Do you have some good shots to remember the Bermuda Race and maybe inspire more 16-year-olds to get out there? Send us yours via the link in our profile. ⠀

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