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Presenting Partners

Official Host

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 Host

Take to the Open Rhode and head to the Ocean State! Rhode Island has 400 miles of New England coastline, dripping with beaches and fresh-from-the-ocean seafood. It’s also public artswanky mansionscharming villages, and flaming rivers. It’s local farmslocal brewswinding trails, and walkable cities. It’s artistic, rebellious and historic and modern, welcoming, and diverse. Come experience #VisitRhodeIsland.

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.

Race Sponsors

Official Performance Partner

North Sails is proud to renew its support of the Newport Bermuda Race as the Official Performance Partner for the 2024 edition.

In its capacity as the Performance Partner, North Sails will organize race-prep webinars featuring North Sails Experts, race veterans, and special guests. These sessions will cover a range of topics, including sail choice, inventory optimization, and weather routing for the race. The webinar schedules will be made available online, and registration links will be sent in advance.

“The Newport Bermuda Race has challenged competitors for decades, and we’re thrilled to have North Sails continue its commitment to helping them meet it.  With experienced race advice for new and veteran sailors alike, expert weather analysis, and of course, fast sails tough enough for this venerable race, North Sails helps improve this event for all involved,” said Andrew Kallfelz, Race Chairman.

Remarking on the prominence and staying power of this event, North Sails President Ken Read said, “We are always impressed with the energy and enthusiasm that surrounds this event, and delivering pre-race support for the skippers and their crews is the foundation of our Performance webinars. We’re looking forward to taking questions and exploring opportunities to help competitors optimize their race programs as efficiently and practically as possible.”

North Sails is a pioneering force in sailmaking, boasting an impressive legacy marked by groundbreaking innovations that have revolutionized sailing. Recognized as the preferred sailmaker for prestigious events like the America’s Cup and amongst Grand Prix, Ocean Racing, Olympics, and Superyachts, North Sails offers a comprehensive range of sails underpinned by an unwavering commitment to all sailors. North is the world’s leading sailmaker with a vast network of over 100 sales and service sites globally. 

“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 allows for a reduced 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.”

2024 North Sails Performance Seminars:


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.


Tracker Sponsor


Timeless Beauty with Industry-Leading Performance

This spirit of adventure and tradition is at the core of the Palm Beach Motor Yachts brand and exemplifies company founder and CEO Mark Richards. The Australian ocean racer holds a record nine line-honour victories for the prestigious 628 nautical mile Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, skippering the Super Maxi Wild Oats XI. He also has a notorious list of accolades spanning two and half decades skippering the Wild Oats team to multiple victories in his extensive Australian offshore ocean racing career. Other highlights include two America’s Cup campaigns and an Admiral’s Cup victory.

His passion for sailing, competition, and ocean racing fuels the company’s desire to support these events, the organizers, and sailors through select sponsorships and participation. Richards’ goal when he founded Palm Beach Motor Yachts in 1995 at Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, was to build “A Yachtsman’s Power Boat.” Drawing from his experience as an elite ocean-racing champion and a qualified shipwright led him to design and develop the true yachtsman’s power boat which is known today as Palm Beach Motor Yachts.

This also led to the creation of the revolutionary V-Warp® Technology. The combination of proprietary hull design, construction technique, and the use of exotic materials have led Palm Beach Motor Yachts to global success. This industry leading technology delivers game changing fuel efficiency and performance and will be fully demonstrated during the Newport-Bermuda Race starting line off Ft. Adams on June 21st, as Mark and his team will embark on the 635 nautical-mile journey to Bermuda on board a stunning Palm Beach 70, shadowing the fleet to the finish line.



UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Call +1 877 291 4220 


450 SW Salerno Road, Stuart, Florida 34997 

850 NE 3rd Street, Suite 210, Dania Beach, Florida 33004 


95 Rowayton Avenue, Rowayton, Connecticut 0685 


1 Spring Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island 02840




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.

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.

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.

Official Gear Supplier


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 [email protected] or visit the Newport Bermuda Race page.

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.

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

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 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 Connectivity Sponsor

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KVH is thrilled to return as the Official Connectivity Sponsor of the 2024 Newport Bermuda Race, building on our long history with the race starting in our home port of Newport, RI.  KVH has been helping sailors gain a competitive edge since our foundation in Newport in 1982 with the invention of electronics for America’s Cup yachts. During KVH’s 2022 Newport Bermuda Race sponsorship, we were pleased to see our customers represented 25% of the race fleet, with five of our customers winning first in class.

With our technology partner Intelsat, KVH is delighted to provide a limited-time offer to all 2024 race participants on the purchase of a new TracNet or TracPhone satellite communications system, as well as a special data promotion for our TracNet and TracPhone customers during the race. KVH is also offering a special Starlink promotion exclusively for boats registered to race to help participants comply with the regatta’s satellite communications connectivity requirement. Please contact Alexandra L. Mouligné for details: [email protected] or 401-266-8530.

For more than forty years, KVH has been helping sailors 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 37 cm TracPhone® V30 satellite system and TracNet® H30 all-in-one hybrid Wi-Fi, 5G/LTE and satellite connectivity system, and the KVH VSAT network, the world’s No. 1 maritime VSAT network by units since 2011, according to industry analysts. KVH is also a reseller of Starlink antennas and LEO satellite service, providing 24/7/365 technical and airtime support worldwide; please visit for more information.


Official Sponsor

They started flying to Bermuda last fall from Boston, MA, West Chester, NY and Ft Lauderdale, FL.

Race Supporters

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: or e-mail them at [email protected]

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

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.

Race Supporter

Newport Country Club Awarded 2024 U.S. Senior Open

Newport Country Club, one of the USGA’s five founding clubs, will host the world’s best senior golfers in for the 2024 U.S. Senior Open June 27-30.

“Newport Country Club and the USGA have a long, rich history that dates to the club’s beginnings as a founding member club of the Association, and we are more than pleased to continue this relationship as we progress through these challenging times,” said John Bodenhamer, USGA senior managing director, Championships. “We know that the region and community will be fully supportive of the U.S. Senior Open, senior golf’s most prestigious championship.”

By hosting the 2024 U.S. Senior Open, Newport Country Club will become the sixth club to have held a U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S. Amateur and U.S. Senior Open. The other clubs to have hosted those four USGA championships are Cherry Hills Country Club, in Cherry Hills Village, Colo.; Hazeltine National Golf Club, in Chaska, Minn.; Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club; Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, in Village of Pinehurst, N.C.; and Winged Foot Golf Club, in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

During the Fort Adams Starting Line Live Show, USGA will bring their trophies to the state park for visitors to learn more about them and the upcoming event.

Race Supporter

Founded in 2011, Whalers Brewing Company is a project by Josh Dunlap and Wes Staschke. We proudly brew, can, and keg all of our offerings on site at our facility in the historic Palisades Mill campus located in beautiful Southern Rhode Island.

Brewery Pilgrimage

You already like what we make, now come see where it’s made. Along with our flagships and seasonals, we have a rotating list of offerings by the glass, flight, and howler (32 oz growler).

Race Supporter

The Innovate Newport Community

Not just a coworking space, Innovate Newport boasts over 10,000 square feet of dedicated office space filled with some of the most exciting, innovative companies in Rhode Island.

Innovate Newport is a collaborative initiative between the City of Newport, Newport County Development Council (the non-profit 501(c)3 arm of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce) and The Economic Development Foundation of Rhode Island.

Through our co-working space, business events, strategic partnerships, dynamic programming, and networking, Innovate Newport aims to cultivate a community of collaborators, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Programming that is offered by our partners provides access to frameworks, advisors, mentors, and funding opportunities as well as focused efforts, which help selected businesses from all industry sectors accelerate their development.

Our vision is to help local companies experience increased business success and decreased time-to-maturity, as they advance through the different stages of business growth.