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

Castle Hill Lighthouse and Inn
52nd Newport Bermuda Race: How to Watch the Start, How to Follow the Race
Sail Newport 2022 Bermuda Race Headquarters
Competitor Bulletin #21 – Emergency Crew Board & Registration Opens 8am Weds.
Barton & Gray Named Official Sponsor of 2022 Newport Bermuda Race
No. 20 Competitor Bulletin – Registration, Prizes, COVID Test Location
2022 Bermuda Race a Final Hurrah for Stan and Sally Honey on Illusion
Competitor Bulletin #19 – Apply Early for Bermuda Mariner’s Travel Authorization (MTA)
SailOnline to Provide Virtual Race Mirroring the Live Race
Sailboat in Bermuda Waters
MEDIA ALERT: Green Team Features ‘E-Stewards’ in Boost to Sustainability Efforts
Gulf Stream Altimetry Model 6-2-2022
2022 Gulf Stream Analysis Near Newport Bermuda Rhumb Line, June 3rd
Competitor Bulletin #18 – Crew List Deadline Friday, June 3rd
Newport Bermuda Race News – May 2022
Sea Bags, Official Race Sustainability Sponsor
2022 Bermuda Race Green Team: A New Approach to Sustainability
Castle Hill Lighthouse and Inn
Castle Hill Inn: Viewing the June 17th Start
Somers Kempe Bermuda Race Chairman
Competitor Bulletin #17 – COVID Test Pre-Registration; Sailor Categorization

2022 Media

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