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The ‘Jewel of the Atlantic’, Bermuda is less than two hours away from most Eastern US airports.

Bermuda ranks as one of the more remote islands in the world. Certainly, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world; those from all walks of life have confirmed this point since the late 18th century when Bermuda began attracting visitors to its far-flung shores. Located in the Atlantic Ocean, the Island is on the same latitude as Cape Hatteras, NC, just 650 miles off the Eastern seaboard. Warmed by the waters of the Gulf Stream, Bermuda is a sub-tropical island with lush vegetation; the seasonal rainfall and a stable water table provide sufficient water to support a relatively dense growth accented by splashes of glorious colour. The highlight of the Bermuda yachting calendar is the biennial Newport Bermuda Race. With its beginnings in 1906, the ‘Thrash to the Onion Patch’ has since inspired other long-distance races and has over the years attracted thousands of boats crewed by some tens of thousands of men and women who have raced to this beautiful island.

Official Rum

The Official Rum Sponsor of the Newport Bermuda Race is not your typical corporate purveyor of distilled spirits. Founded in 1806, Goslings has been blending award-winning rums for 212 years including the distinctive Black Seal Rum. The family-owned company proudly describes it perseverance “For Seven Stubborn Generations” and with justification—the company is Bermuda’s largest exporter and oldest business house.

Premier Sponsor

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Safe Harbor is the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world. The company is dedicated to providing exceptional service and memorable experiences to the global boating community. 

August 12–14, 2022

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Safe Harbor Race Weekend sailing regatta in and around Narragansett Bay!

View the 2021 Race Weekend highlight video here.

  • Notice of Race and registration is here.
  • View 2021 race entries here.
  • View 2021 race results here.
  • View 2021 Race Weekend recap here.
  • View 2021 Race Weekend video & photos here.

Race Tracker Sponsor

Bluenose Yacht Sales (BYS) is sponsoring ALCHEMIST, a Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 in the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race and offering another SF3300 for sale and/or charter for this race. We are a broker/dealer staffed by experienced, like-minded sailors, dedicated to assisting clients in the boat-buying process for brokerage yachts while representing many new brands including Jeanneau, CNB, Saffier Yachts, and EXCESS and HH Catamarans. The Bluenose team has a unique brokerage program promising to sell your boat in 90 days or less. With over 50 years of combined yacht sales experience, all members of the Bluenose Yacht Sales are excited to be an Official Sponsor and the Exclusive YB Tracker Sponsor for the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race. For more information contact Glenn Walters, managing partner, email: gjw@bluenoseyachts.com

Official Hospitality Sponsor

Located on Newport Harbor at America’s Cup Boulevard, Hammetts Hotel is like nothing else on the Newport waterfront. Born of the desire to forge the working history of the wharf into the very pulse of Newport, Hammetts has focused on becoming part of the fabric of this community, gracefully inviting visiting and local sailors and their friends to the latest venue of the Newport community.

Sailors will especially appreciate the modern, comfortable harbor-view rooms with nautical decor and a full-service marina just steps away.

The Hotel also has special attractions, including the Sarah Langley Gallery, which displays the work of artists from around the world with Newport ties, and Giusto, a relaxed restaurant where you can take in the view across the docks and the Harbor while enjoying the afternoon sun and sunsets. The Deck at Hammetts is open to the public and incorporates several shops.

Official Performance Partner

When racing offshore, sailors have to be prepared for anything and everything, and when the ocean tosses up a new challenge, it’s what you have done to prepare that will be essential. North Sails is proud to continue to support Newport – Bermuda Race as the official Performance Partner.

As Performance Partner, North Sails will host two race-prep seminars where navigation and weather experts join the North Sails team, and race veterans, to discuss sail choices and weather routing for the race. The seminars will be held online on Nov 18, 2021 07:30 PM and Dec 9, 2021 07:30 PM.

“While sail design continues to accelerate at a rapid pace, it is great to have North Sails committed to helping racers prepare and optimize their usage of offshore sail inventories through this sponsorship and their seminars,” said Somers Kempe, BROC chairman.

Remarking on the strong momentum of 70 registrations so far this year, North Sails President Ken Read said, “The idea of a pre-race support system for the skippers and their crews is the foundation of our Performance seminars. We’re looking forward to taking questions and exploring answers through the webinars to help competitors optimize their race programs as efficiently and practically as possible.”

North Sails prides itself on having the best sail solutions and accessible expertise for boats across the spectrum. The world’s leading sailmaker with a vast network of over 100 sales and service sites globally.

Newport Bermuda Race always draws an international fleet of yachts of all sizes and will start off the historic coastline of Newport, RI on June 17, 2022. BROC welcomes North Sails with its long history of powering a range of impressive boats—many to podium finishes.

“The Newport Bermuda Race is a classic race on par with the likes of the Fastnet, Sydney-Hobart and Transpac,” added Read. “The East Coast can serve up challenging weather conditions in mid-June. With a combination of 3Di and Helix Structured Luff, North offers a smaller sail inventory that can carry you through a wider variety of conditions; a game-changer during distance racing. Our philosophy is simple—provide the fleet with high-performance reliability to make the race enjoyable for participants at all levels.

Interested in a Performance Seminar? Sign up today and join a community of racers committed to learning and excellence.

First North Sails Performance Seminar:

Official Shipyard

Safe Harbor Marina’s Newport Shipyard offers downtown dockage, haul-out, refit/repair capabilities and more. As a yachting destination, Newport is hard to beat. The beautiful harbor, lively regatta circuit, charming town life and central location ensure that “America’s sailing capital” lives up to its billing every summer. At the center of the action is Newport Shipyard. With the biggest lifts, cleanest facilities, and the most dock space in town – as well as a full-service yard, ship store, restaurant and fitness center all right on the harbor front – Newport Shipyard has become New England’s yachting hub, attracting the best boats on the East Coast and around the world.

At Newport Shipyard, we’re boat people too, and every facet of our operation is geared towards enhancing and promoting life on the water. We have hosted America’s Cup events, two Volvo Ocean Race campaigns, the J Class World Championship, and countless other major regattas and boat shows, along the way becoming the port of call for some of the industry’s biggest movers and shakers. So whether you’re a mega-yacht needing a refit, a cruiser looking for a summer base, a racer campaigning the regatta circuit or a transient just looking for a great place to tie up.

August 12–14, 2022

Mark your calendars for the 2nd annual Safe Harbor Race Weekend sailing regatta in and around Narragansett Bay!

View the 2021 Race Weekend highlight video here.

  • Notice of Race coming early 2022 on YachtScoring here.
  • View 2021 race entries here.
  • View 2021 race results here.
  • View 2021 Race Weekend recap here.
  • View 2021 Race Weekend video & photos here.

Official Sponsor

Our complete brand portfolio of yacht coatings includes Awlgrip®, Interlux® and our latest acquisition, New Nautical Coatings, alongside premium brand Sea Hawk. We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities—and the environment—are increasingly relying on. That’s why everything we do starts with People. Planet. Paint. Our world class portfolio of brands—including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon—is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

Official Sponsor

Since the 1980s Life Raft + Survival Equipment has played a key role in offering and servicing safety equipment to ensure readiness as well as a safe and successful voyage to the finish line. According to Jim O’Connor, president of LRSE, “We’ve been so involved, for so many years, with the Newport Bermuda Raced and the Safety at Sea Seminars, that becoming an Official Sponsor of the race is an important reminder that we’re serious about safety, and that safety is first.”
LRSE is creating training videos for the proper use of safety equipment, response in an emergency situation, and general information about dates and deadlines that competitors must know in order to meet the safety requirements of the race. Close attention to this vital information and deadlines will help competitors obtain the necessary equipment to meet race requirements. 
LRSE’s mission is to build lifelong relationships by providing the highest-quality solutions through unequaled experience, knowledge and integrity. The LRSE service center is located in Tiverton, R.I., and is one of the largest U.S. Coast Guard-approved servicing facilities in the country. LRSE offers a pick-up and delivery service with partner locations throughout the Northeast in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. The team is personable and ready to help ensure your equipment will save your life. 
To stay up to date with safety training as well as information about the products and services that LRSE is providing for the race, follow on Facebook and/or subscribe to the YouTube channel. Questions about safety requirements for the Newport Bermuda Race? Call LRSE at (401) 816-5400.

Official Luxury Hospitality Sponsor

For more than a century, Castle Hill Inn has captured the imagination of guests from around the world with its enchanting coastal setting, relaxed elegance and authentic Newport spirit. A Relais & Châteaux property, Castle Hill Inn exemplifies the warmth and quiet luxury of 19th-century seacoast life nestled on a 40-acre peninsula overlooking Narragansett Bay. 

The historic Castle Hill Lighthouse located on-property not only serves as a beacon for ships navigating Narragansett Bay, but also as the starting and finish line for many of Newport’s famous yachting races and regattas, including the Newport Bermuda. Sailing enthusiasts, fans and onlookers will have a one-of-a-kind vantage point from The Lawn at Castle Hill Inn, dotted with white Adirondack chairs, where they can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and watch the sailboats flying past as they begin their journey to Bermuda on race day.

Guests and visitors alike can pamper themselves with luxurious face and body treatments at The Retreat at Castle Hill by Farmaesthetics, the Inn’s intimate boutique spa, offering products and services that reflect the tenets of classic herbal formulation. From fine dining in The Dining Room at Castle Hill, to regional cuisine, fresh seafood and seasonal cocktails on The Lawn, dining at Castle Hill Inn is as much a tradition as it is an experience. Guests can also create custom itineraries with Castle Hill’s wealth of onsite experiences, including sailing, stargazing, clambakes, bonfires, games on the lawn, and more.

 

Official Media Sponsor

Sailing World connects the community of racing sailors through words, images and shared experiences. Across many mediums, it explores the sailor’s passion and showcases the lifestyle, destinations and technology. It links knowledge-hungry participants to the sport’s top experts, providing unrivaled instructional content. For more information, visit sailingworld.com.

Official Sponsor

Barton & Gray Mariners Club is thrilled to partner with the 2022 edition of the Newport Bermuda Race, providing start line support and unrestricted viewing aboard their Fleet of Hinckley Yachts.

“Our Members have been taking in the action and beauty of the Bermuda Race start aboard our fleet for the past 15 years, so we could not be happier to officially support and celebrate this international sailing event ” said Doug Gray.

Founded in 2006 by a group of marine industry and recreation veterans, Barton & Gray Mariners Club set out to create an unparalleled boating experience for its Members. Now with 70 Hinckley Yachts in more than 30 Harbors across the Eastern Seaboard & Great Lakes, yachting has never been easier. With each trip personally curated by the in-house concierge team, and hosted by a crew with over 15 years’ experience, the possibilities are endless with a fleet of captained yachts at your beck and call.

Circle Manhattan, host a clambake on the beaches of Nantucket, and cruise the Chicago River all in the same weekend. The possibilities are endless with a fleet of captained yachts at your beck and call.

Visit Lady Liberty in Manhattan, host a clambake on the beaches of Nantucket, or cruise to the start line of the Newport Bermuda Race. The only place better for spectating than the lawn at Castle Hill, is from the deck of a a Barton & Gray Hinckley Yacht.

Official Media Sponsor

Cruising World is the sailing enthusiast’s passport to exploring the world’s coastlines and oceans while voyaging under sail. Its contributors inspire and entertain through stories, pictures and videos that underscore the beauty and adventure of sailing, while providing instruction on the disciplines of seamanship, navigation and boat handling. The Cruising World community is made up of experienced, committed sailors and boat owners. Cruising World’s mission is to nurture their dreams with practical how-to information and stirring real-life adventure features. For more information, visit cruisingworld.com.

Official Gear Supplier

Team One Newport has been the leading outfitter for the world’s best sailors, racers, teams, and businesses since 1985. Customer Service is our passion and we strive to make sure every customer is completely satisfied with their purchase. We choose our brands carefully to make sure we only carry the “best of the best” and proudly stand behind every product we sell. Our Team Sales/Embroidery Shop is the best in the business and supplies customers with everything from technical gear to shore gear, embroidery, sublimation, and gifts.

Shop the official Newport Bermuda Race Team One store by clicking the “Learn More” button below.

Official Gear Supplier

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Helly Hansen Newport has outfitted crews from the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race and is now the Official Gear Supplier to the Newport Bermuda Race.

Helly Hansen Newport, is the oldest Helly Hansen licensed store in North America, and has become a worldwide distributor of the finest boating, winter sports, and rainwear gear available. They have provided solutions to the movie industry, government agencies, large and small corporations, teams and clubs, private boats and other groups. Helly Hansen Newport has outfitted crews from the America’s Cup, the Volvo Ocean Race, the Newport to Bermuda Race, as well as many professional skiers and riders. Helly Hansen and Bigweathergear would like to provide you with the right solution for your outdoor needs.

To pre-order custom crew gear, email Meghan at Mnorton@bigweathergear.com or visit the Newport Bermuda Race page.

Official Sponsor

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, Rhode Island, BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities. With 18 branch locations throughout Rhode Island and commercial lending offices in Cumberland and Providence, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses.

BankNewport’s business lines also include OceanPoint Marine Lending, specializing in marine and recreational vehicle financing programs, and OceanPoint Insurance, a Trusted Choice independent insurance agency, providing a broad range of property casualty insurance products, including employee benefits and marine related insurance products.

BankNewport is committed to creating impact and economic opportunities for all, demonstrated through their robust All In Giving philanthropy, BNWise financial education program, and We’re All In employee volunteerism. Over the past 11 years, BankNewport has contributed more than $7 million in grants, sponsorships, and donations to a wide range of nonprofits to help strengthen and enrich lives and communities throughout Rhode Island.

Official Connectivity Sponsor

KVH is thrilled to be the Official Connectivity Sponsor of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race, building on our long history with the race starting in our home port of Newport, RI, and the participation of our company’s founders in more than a dozen Newport Bermuda Races. This includes KVH’s late co-founder Arent Kits van Heyningen, who in 2010 at age 94, became the oldest sailor to compete and notched a third-place finish.

With our satellite partner Intelsat, KVH is delighted to provide a special discount on satellite antenna systems, plus a complimentary connectivity package for registered KVH participants of this year’s race so they can stay connected the entire way. Understand data usage or review the special offer here.

For more than 35 years, KVH has been helping seafarers overcome challenges on the water – with the world’s first digital compass, the first tri‑band satellite TV system, and the first end-to-end VSAT communications solution. Innovation, quality, and a focus on customer success make KVH the right choice for connectivity at sea. KVH’s satellite communication products and services include the award-winning TracPhone® V30 and TracPhone V3-HTS satellite antennas and the KVH VSAT network, the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT network by units since 2011, according to industry analysts.

Official Sponsor

Discover Newport is excited to join our friends at Bermuda Tourism in support of this truly classic sailing competition,” says Evan Smith, CEO & President of Discover Newport.

“Both islands have long been recognized as popular travel destinations where history, sport, and culture come to life. Special places to relax and enjoy natural scenic beauty and an abundance of activities ranging from world-class dining, great year-round events, and a wide range of outdoor sports. As the host city for the starting line, Newport is looking forward to welcoming racers, family, and fans for the race week leading up to the thrilling and colorful start on June 17th. We wish all the competitors a swift and safe voyage to the beautiful island of Bermuda. In the spirit of the sport, best of luck to all!”

Newport, and our eight connected coastal communities, all share a rich and well-preserved New England history along with an indelible spirit of artistry, hard work, and ambition that’s simply classic.

Official Sustainability Sponsor

Sea Bags designs and manufactures totes and accessories using recycled sail cloth collected from a network of passionate boaters that love the water as much as we do. Of course, we clean our sails before we make them into bags, but the materials retain the essence of what they once were, where they’ve been and what they’ve done. It’s this previous life on the water that makes each bag unique.

We were founded in 1999 on three cornerstones that still guide us in business today: being made in Maine, giving back to our local community, and staying green in product and practice. In 2021, we became GreenCircle Certified, verifying the material used to make Sea Bags Totes and Bucket Bags is made from 100% recycled content from recovered sails and sail cloth. Because of this, we are proud to have saved over 700 tons of sails from the landfill. We also use eco-friendly inks and continuously develop innovative solutions for reducing waste.

Our materials come from Maine first, New England second and USA third. We use one of the last remaining thread manufacturers in the U.S. and one of a few rope manufacturers in New England. Each Sea Bag is meticulously designed, sewn and finished by skilled Maine craftspeople in Portland, Maine. We carefully select and cut sails, considering unique stitching details, grommet holes, and original markings, ensuring that every product is one-of-a-kind.

Race Supporters

For over 85 years, McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers has been serving sailors in the western Long Island Sound. With two full-service yards in Mamaroneck, NY and brokerage offices in Mamaroneck, Newport, RI, and Huntington, NY, McMichael has provided boats, race preparation, and technical support to scores of Bermuda Race competitors over the decades.

A customer’s relationship with McMichael starts with the purchase of a new or pre-owned boat and continues as they return to McMichael to maintain, repair, and store their boat. This exceptional service and professionalism has enabled McMichael to become an industry leader. With two full-service yards in Mamaroneck, NY, McMichael performs Newport Bermuda Race preparation ranging from applying custom racing bottoms and installing state-of-the-art instruments to servicing standing and running rigging and weighing boats for rating certificates.

A third-generation, family-run business, McMichael Yacht Yards & Brokers has represented J Boats and MJM Yachts from their beginnings, is a regional dealer for Hanse and Dehler Yachts, and is the U.S. dealer for the Amel line of luxury passagemakers (excluding the west coast). Our yards have teams of riggers, fiberglass experts, and electronics specialists plus factory-trained and certified technicians servicing Volvo-Penta, Yamaha, and Yanmar engines.

Official Supporter

Founded in 1984, GMT Composites pioneered the use of carbon fiber pre-pregs for sailboat spars. Originally fabricating carbon rudders for America’s Cup boats, the company has been building carbon spars longer than any other spar builder. Their experience and technology has helped a number of owners optimize their boats’ performance to compete at the highest level.

Offshore Passage Opportunities (OPO) is the # 1 crew Network in North America. OPO has been helping sailors and owners make successful offshore passages since 1993. It is a very efficient system and easy to use.

  • Owners: OPO is happy to help you get crew for the NBR for the race down or the return sail back home after the race. The crew volunteer to sail for free. This service is free to you.   If you would like OPO to help you get crew learn more here: Newport Bermuda Race
  • Crew: If you wish to seek a berth as part of a racing crew. Please give OPO your name and e-mail address (and they will be happy to speak with you by phone as well if you wish) and they will send you an e-mail with the information about any owner or skipper who is looking for race crew. This service is also free to you. To try and get a crew berth on a boat in the race south or sail a boat back after the race click here:  Newport Bermuda Race

If you wish to sail offshore anytime: If you’re a crew looking to go sailing offshore not just in the NBR Race or the return sail then please take a look at how we offer quality offshore passages experiences for free to our members. Call-1-800-4-PASSAGE (800-742-7724.) or 631-423-4988. Or go to their website and learn how to become a member:  www.sailopo.com or e-mail them at hank@sailopo.com

Official Supporter

Blaze-In Sportswear is proud to be an Official Race Supporter of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race. We are looking forward to being involved with this classic prestigious race and giving everyone an opportunity to order an official custom NBR blazer with the highest level of customer service. We have been outfitting the best teams, institutions, colleges, clubs, societies, MLB, PGA and more with our custom high-quality blazers.

Our classic navy blazers are made of the highest quality fabrics, with hand stitched detailing, built in pocket square, custom embossed gold buttons and outstanding workmanship. Blaze-In recognized the need for people to express themselves both individually and by the proud affiliations that defines them. From the outside, they simply look like a high-end blazer until…. the reveal. The brilliant interiors of our blazers reflect the unique personality of who you are and where you come from in a classic but subtle way. We take the classic navy blazer and make it your own!

Official Supporter

Landfall has been providing top quality equipment to boaters since 1982 and on the web since 1997. During that entire time, Landfall’s unwavering commitment to safety has remained constant. That commitment is reflected in the products we sell and the advice we give. Landfall is committed to meeting the needs of the marine community, including recreational boaters, professional mariners, law enforcement, and emergency personnel.

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