52nd Thrash to the Onion Patch

Started June 17, 2022

Photo: Daniel Forster

2022 Recap

After the cancellation in 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, 192 boats were ready for the 635-mile Thrash to the Onion Patch in 2022. Starting under in a strong flooding tide and 10-20 knot southwesterly, the start had to be postponed for the last 2 classes when a thunderstorm rolled through. The fleet continued to see some of the best conditions in many years with the first Saturday finish to ever occur when the trimaran Mod 70, Argo, smashed the record finishing just before midnight. The monohull record set in 2016 did remain but just barely! Sadly, we did lose the life of one sailor in a man overboard situation, the first fatality in the Race's modern history. A full review was conducted by US Sailing following the Race. While this tragedy shedded light on the extreme nature of our sport, there was still much to celebrate in Bermuda when prizes were awarded and rum drinks were toasted.

2022 News

Newport Bermuda Race achieves Clean Regatta Platinum-Level certification from Sailors for the Sea
US Sailing Releases Report for Crew-Overboard Incident
Fall 2022 Newsletter
US Sailing Convenes Panel on Newport Bermuda Fatality
Bermuda and Back – Sun Fast 3300 Again Proving Itself on the Ocean
Prize-Giving Ceremony Draws 52nd Newport Bermuda Race to a Close
Competitor Bulletin #31: Save the Date – June 21, 2024
Competitor Bulletin #28: Navigators Forum & Gulf Stream Charts for Return
Competitor Bulletin #29: Bermuda Logistics
Competitor Bulletin #30: Prize-Giving, Scoring Correction, Navigators Forum
US Sailing Inquiry to Report on Crew-Overboard Incident
Illusion, Warrior Won, Prevail, Argo, and Groupe 5 Victorious in 2022 Bermuda Race
Triple Lindy St. David's Lighthouse finish line
Provisional Leaders Established in 52nd Newport Bermuda Race
Argo Had a Rough Run En Route to Bermuda Race Record
Pac52s Warrior Won and Callisto Duel to Finish in 52nd Newport Bermuda Race

2022 Media

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