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

Media Update: Sherwin Leads Bermudian Hopes in Newport Bermuda Race
Newport-Bermuda Race logo
Competitor Bulletin #16 – May 20 Registration Deadline for On-site COVID-19 Testing in Newport
2022 Gulf Stream Analysis, One Month to Go
Safe Harbor Marinas Continues as a Premier Sponsor and Official Shipyard of the Bermuda Race
2022 Newport Bermuda Race Welcomes Sea Bags as Official Sustainability Sponsor
Newport-Bermuda Race logo
Competitor Bulletin #15 – NOR Amendment 2, COVID-19 Test Reminders
AkzoNobel: Providing Confidence in Race Coatings
Newport Bermuda Race News – March 2022
Preparing a Classic Yacht for the Bermuda Race
Sun Fast 3300, Alchemist, Seeks Edge in Performance, Control, and Handling
Competitor Bulletin #14 – Powered Equipment & Your ORR Certificate
Newport-Bermuda Race logo
Competitor Bulletin #13 – BROC Arranges COVID Test Options for Crews & Guests to Bermuda
Discover Newport Joins 2022 Newport Bermuda Race as Official Sponsor
Newport-Bermuda Race logo
Competitor Bulletin #12 – Bermuda Testing/Immigration Webinar, April 5, 7pm
52nd Newport Bermuda Eyes Second Largest Fleet Ever

2022 Media

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