Bulletin #6 – Entry System OPEN, now accepting Applications for Entry

January 12, 2018


In this Bulletin:
  • Entry System open! Applications for Entry (AFE) now being accepted.
  • Weather & Sea State symposium
  • Safety at Sea seminars
  • Thanks to our Sponsors

Entry System is now open! As of 12 noon Eastern Time (1700 UTC) the entry system to the 2018 Newport Bermuda has officially opened.  The process of applying for entry to the race can now proceed with Owner/Skippers/Captains completing and submitting their Applications for Entry (AFE). The stated cap on participation is 220 vessels. 2018 is going to be a great race with a great fleet.  The many volunteers and committee members are standing at the ready to assist you.  Please visit BermudaRace.com and click on “Entry System” in the upper right corner of the website to begin your application.  
Marine Weather and Sea State symposium      Understanding weather and sea state are important for both racing and safety.  On Saturday, February 10th at MITAGS located at 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum Heights, Maryland an impressive array of speakers will present an all-day symposium on marine weather and sea state forecasting and analysis.      Preliminary speaker list includes world-famous navigator Stan Honey, Gulf Stream expert Frank Bohlen, Ken McKinley of Locus Weather, Ken Campbell of Commander’s Weather, Lee Chesneau of Chesneau Weather, Joseph Sienkiewicz of the National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center, Jim Corenman and Ralph Naranjo. Topics to be covered: – Marine Weather Fundamentals, mid-latitude, tropical, extratropical conditions – 500 mb conditions –significance and analysis  – Ocean currents, waves, and sea state  – Forecasts and forecasting  – Communications   VHF to Inmarsat  – The Role of the Navigator – Information processing and routing – Questions from floor – Roundtable Discussion Registration is now open at https://sas.cruisingclub.org/course/wx18
Safety at Sea seminars      The Cruising Club of America’s pre-race Safety at Sea seminar will be held again this year in Newport, RI on Saturday and Sunday, March 10th & 11thRegistration is now open.      Training is required for 30% of all racing crew members, and recommended for delivery crews.      Alternative seminars are offered throughout the country, and include the Storm Trysail’s seminar on 19 May 2018, and the US Naval Academy seminar March 2425, 2018. A full listing is available at the US Sailing website: http://www.ussailing.org/education/safety-at-sea/find-a-seminar-near-you/
 Planning to participate? We’d like to share a photo of your boat and a brief quote or info about you and your boat in a future “Competitors Spotlight”  Please email media@bermudarace.com
Thank you to our Sponsors
Bermuda Tourism Goslings Pantaenius Insurance HellyHansen Hinckley Yachts Safe Harbor Marinas / Brewer Yacht Yards Newport Shipyard North Sails

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