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

Helly Hansen Crew Jacket
Newport Bermuda Race Names Helly Hansen Newport 2022 Official Gear Supplier
Sunflower crew learns about firefighting
Competitor Bulletin #3 – Safety at Sea Training Requirements Update
Bluenose Yacht Sales Named Exclusive Sponsor of Bermuda Race YB Tracker
Somers Kempe Bermuda Race Chairman
Competitor Bulletin #2 – The Entry System is Open
Webinar Recap, June 15 – How to Enter the Bermuda Race
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Bermuda Race Entries Open Next Week; Race Starts June 17, 2022
Webinar Recap: “The Multiple Races in the Bermuda Race”
Class 5 St. David's Lighthouse Division start in 2018.
Race-Prep Webinar, May 11: “Which Division is Right for Me in the Bermuda Race?”
Yacht & Safety Race-Prep Webinar, Apr. 13
“Tent Party” Stories Prove Universal Lesson of Offshore Sailing
Bermuda Race Tent Party: Sea Stories from Young & Old
“Bucket List” Webinar Draws Crowd of Sailors
Newport Bermuda Race-Prep Series Begins with Bucket List Webinar in February
Bermuda-Bound: Polaris, Sydney 47
No. 1 Competitor Bulletin: Race Start Date is June 17, 2022

2022 Media

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