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Everybody knows there are plenty of ways to lose a Bermuda Race, but only a very few people actually know how to win one. Listen to what the winners have to say, culled from the race’s official history, A Berth to Bermuda, by John Rousmaniere. (Click on links to open) [toggle title_open=”Be an Admiral – […]

Newport Bermuda Race cooperates with Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea for archival services of all past race documentation.  To schedule a visit to the library’s rare books and documents section to view historic content, contact Mystic Seaport’s G.W. Blunt White Library. Some previous race winner information is available on our site.

  Only one other Bermuda Race boat has done as well as three-time winner Carina (1980, 2010, 2012) and that’s the famous Finisterre of Carleton Mitchell, winner of three straight races (1956-60).  Today Carina is owned by Rives Potts, but her first owners were the father-son teams of Dick and Richard Nye. At Richard’s memorial […]

The assault on the official, 10-year-old Newport Bermuda race record continued into Saturday night as the big boats in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division— Rambler, Bella Mente, Shockwave and Team Tiburon— continue to blast down the course toward Bermuda. Their ETA of early Sunday morning seems to be holding up. If you are reading this Sunday […]

George David’s 90-foot maxi Rambler has smashed the 635-mile Newport Bermuda race record, clipping a massive 14 hours off the previous best time set 10 years ago by Roy Disney’s Pyewacket. The new record now stands at 39 hours, 39 minutes, 18 seconds (subject to ratification) – an average speed of 16 knots. A delighted […]

Out of Body Experiences – Reflections on the 2012 Race When the boats in the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race poured into Hamilton Harbour a day earlier than usual after their record-breaking sprint across the Gulf Stream, the crews made tracks for the open-air bar at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and there they told their […]

[ilink url=”http://bermudarace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NewportPrizelist2012-July-14-4.pdf” style=”download”]Bermuda Race Prize List[/ilink] The prize list for the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race has been posted online. More than 100 prizes will be awarded at the race’s traditional prizegiving ceremony at Government House on Saturday between 6 and 8 pm. Three special seamanship awards are being presented this year for exemplary seamanship in […]

Here’s how a Bermuda Race veteran of long ago described his first steps when he staggered ashore after a Thrash to the Onion Patch: “We made tracks for the yacht club, and now, at last, with one foot on the rail of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club bar, we might truly be said to have […]

HAMILTON BERMUDA, June 26, 2012- The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee learned from Bermuda Harbour Radio on Tuesday that two boats returning from the Newport Bermuda Race had faced emergency situations that are being managed by Bermuda Radio and the US Coast Guard. Although they are not in control of the returning yachts, the Royal Bermuda […]

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