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

Safety Gear Training Videos Launched by Official Bermuda Race Sponsor
New for 2022: Short-Handed Bermuda Return Race
Newport Bermuda Race Announces AkzoNobel Yacht Coatings as Official Sponsor
2022 Newport Bermuda Race Welcomes Life Raft + Survival Equipment (LRSE) as an Official Sponsor
How to Better Judge a Weather Forecast’s Accuracy
Competitor Bulletin #6—Plans and Protocols
Preparing Actaea to Win the Bermuda Race
Newport Bermuda Race News—Dec. 2021
Time to Sail a Boat of His Own
Wanted: Onboard Environmentalists
Team One Newport Joins as Official Sponsor
Sunflower crew boarding life raft
Competitor Bulletin #4—Register for Safety Courses ASAP
North Sails returns as Official Sponsor and Exclusive Performance Partner
The Return of the Newport Bermuda Race
Hammetts Hotel Newport at dusk
Hammetts Hotel Named Official Sponsor of 2022 Newport Bermuda Race

2022 Media

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For professional start photos by Daniel Forster, please visit PPL's PhotoShelter