2020 Race Overview

Get Ready…

The 2020 race was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 52nd Thrash to the Onion Patch will occur in June 2022.

A Sailonline version of the race was held virtually for competitors and the international community to participate.

2020 Official Notice Board for reference:

2020 Notice of Race and Safety Requirements:



If you have any questions please email us at entry@bermudarace.com.

2020 Race News

Sailonline.org race to Bermuda

No. 12 Competitor Bulletin – Sail the Online Race to Bermuda, Starting June 19th 

We would help keep the spirit of the 2020 race alive with SailOnline.org to create an online race for all sailors to participate.

No. 11 Competitor Bulletin – 2020 Newport Bermuda Race Cancelled 

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our position has always been that we can only conduct the race if conditions for competitors and local populations made it safe to do so.

No. 10 Competitor Bulletin – Race Update 

Bermuda Race organizers continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation closely and will make a call no later than May 1st. We are also welcoming input and questions.

Jay Gowell Newport Bermuda Race Chairman 2020

No. 9 Competitor Bulletin – Race Update from the Chairman 

Bermuda Race 2020 is still on, but the COVID-19 situation is being monitored.

CCA Safety at Sea Course handheld flare

No. 8 Competitor Bulletin – Changes to Safety Training Requirements 

Safety training requirements have been modified due to the cancellation of several courses with the necessary hands-on training. Modifications are for 2020 only.

Sunflower crew learns about firefighting

No. 7 Competitor Bulletin – Key Safety Training Amendment 

Competitors note! Small but important changes have been made to the NBR Safety Regulations.


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