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

Somers Kempe Bermuda Race Chairman
Competitor Bulletin #11 – Sailor Immigration & Captain On-site Registration Processes
Gulf Stream and Weather Resources
Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) VPP Changes for 2022
Somers Kempe Bermuda Race Chairman
Competitor Bulletin #10 – COVID Requirements, Recommendations + NOR Amendment 1
Oakcliff Sailing Enters Seven Boats in 2022 Newport Bermuda Race
Somers Kempe Bermuda Race Chairman
Competitor Bulletin #9 – Last Call! Entries Close April 3rd
Special Offers from KVH to Stay Connected the Entire Way
2022 Newport Bermuda Race Announces KVH as Official Connectivity Sponsor
Technical Briefing: Sail Selection and Inventory Optimization
Newport Bermuda Race News—February 2022
Team One Newport Offers Custom Race Gear Across Several Brands
Competitor Bulletin #8: Last Call for Discounted Race Entry
Castle Hill Inn Named Official Luxury Hospitality Sponsor of 2022 Newport Bermuda Race
Competitor Bulletin #7—Race HQ at Sail Newport
Newport Bermuda Race News—January 2022

2022 Media

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