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 logo
Sailor Dies in Newport Bermuda Race
Carroll’s Argo Sets New Record of 33 Hours in Newport Bermuda Race
The Lure of Family, Friendship and Camaraderie
Argo on Record Pace in 52nd Newport Bermuda Race
52nd Newport Bermuda Race Gets Underway in Wildly Varying Conditions
Competitor Bulletin #27 – Scratch Sheets Posted, Fort Adams Parking
Midshipman crew on Kodiak
“Our Best Leadership Laboratory”
Competitor Bulletin #26 – Bermuda Immigration, Class Splits Update, Captains Meeting Recordings
The Ambassadors: Bill Gunther, Richard duMoulin, Howard Eisenberg, Thomas Vander Salm
Competitor Bulletin #25 – Immigration, Captains Meeting, and Class Splits
Gulf Stream Analysis: June 16, 2022
The 52nd Newport Bermuda Race Starts Tomorrow
Competitor Bulletin #24 – SI Amendment 1, Captains’ Meeting Livestream Link, Class Splits Availability
Competitor Bulletin #23 – Immigration Hours Extended and Reminder to Turn on Trackers
Competitor Bulletin #22: Bermuda Mariner’s Travel Authorization (MTA) Update

2022 Media

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