2018 Bulletins

June 14, 2018

The official skippers briefing from the Jane Pickens Theatre…  Stream brought to you by Adventures of a Sailor Girl – Nic Douglass where you can watch the start live tomorrow from 1230 EDT.

April 10, 2018

  Chairman’s update Spring is moving in, and for all of us preparing for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race, it’s an exciting time. I’m pleased to share with you the Media Update we distributed last week, highlighting our current applications for entry slightly under 200 boats. The Notice of Series has also been posted for […]

March 21, 2018

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Bermuda

Chairman’s Update We’re 12 days shy of our April 1 application-for-entry deadline, and I’m pleased to report 188 applications so far in our SailGate entry system. In this week’s race bulletin, we would like not only to encourage applications for entry by any of you still on the fence but also to provide tips for making the […]

March 13, 2018

Merlin graphics

  Chairman’s Update: Last weekend, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee met in Newport for a planning update as we began the final countdown to the race—94 days from today. I’m pleased to report that we have 180 entry applications to date and appear likely to have a similar number of entries to the 2016 race. […]

March 2, 2018

RBYC Anniversary Regatta 2014

In this bulletin: safety, medical and race-prep seminars; the official race preview; the ORR’s allowance for large roach headsails and more. Chairman’s Update: Energy and enthusiasm for the Race continue to build. Since last week’s bulletin, our Race Preview has been posted to the website and our list of entry applications continues to grow, with nearly 170 […]

February 23, 2018

  In this Bulletin: Chairman’s update on rising entries; safety at sea weekend; inspections update, recalls, reminders and much more. Hello sailors, friends and fans of the Newport Bermuda Race, I’m pleased to report that entry applications this winter are running at a healthy rate, comparable to 2016, with 160 applications filed to date. All divisions […]

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 […]

December 20, 2017

  In this Bulletin: Entry System now open for data prepopulation Chairman’s Holiday Message Thanks to our Sponsors Entry System now open for data prepopulation The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the “Entry System” is now open for captains and crew to begin to familiarize themselves and to prepopulate boat and […]

November 21, 2017

In this Bulletin: Welcome from the Chairman Personal AIS overboard beacon discounts Safety at Sea seminar dates U.S Customs & Border Control information Bermuda Border Control hours in Newport Welcome from the Chairman Hello sailors, friends and fans of the Bermuda Race! My name is Jonathan Brewin and it is an honour to serve as the […]

November 14, 2017

Bulletin #2 – Safety Requirements Amendments released. November 14, 2017 – The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has released amended versions of the Safety Requirements (NBRSR) for both monohulls and multihulls.  These documents are now posted on the Official Notice Board at http://bermudarace.com/entry/official-notice-board/ To summarize, changes to the requirements for all participating yachts are: 1.9 Sailing Without Power, which […]

September 12, 2017

Bulletin #1 – Notice of Race and Safety Requirements for the 2018 Newport Bermuda posted. September 12, 2017 – The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (B.R.O.C.) has posted to the Official Notice Board at www.bermudarace.com the Notice of Race and Safety Requirements for Monohulls and Multihulls for the 51strunning of the biennial Newport Bermuda Race. “There are some exciting and […]

December 9, 2017

In this Bulletin: Chairman’s update Awards & Special Prizes Weather & Sea State symposium Safety at Sea seminars Spotlight on Competitors Thanks to our Sponsors Chairman’s update Hello sailors, friends and fans of the Bermuda Race! I’ll keep this update very brief.  It takes a lot of effort to pull together the “World’s oldest regularly scheduled ocean […]

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  • Extra Extra! The 2022 Newport Bermuda Race Program is out now! Check it out on our website via link in bio.

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    Final reminder: the deadline is today (May 20) for COVID-19 test registration with TestZone, our provider of pre-race on-site testing at Sail Newport and one of our providers of proctored testing by video— pre register 👉🏻 in bio or link in our stories.

    WorldSailing SailorIDs and Categorizations can also now be processed on-line & Group categorizations and valid dates are now imported into SailGate

    Ocean racing is a great family activity. June Kendrick and John Storck Jr and their collective adult kids are combining forces for this year’s race on J/44 Palantir 5.

    Check out the full entry list via link in our bio.

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    Don’t miss this classic who will grace us with her classic lines on the starting line! Keep an eye out for this sea dog, HOUND.


    Fun fact: KVH’s (@kvhyachting) history with the Newport Bermuda Race includes participation in more than a dozen races by the company’s founders, including Arent Kits van Heyningen, who at 94, became the oldest sailor to compete and notched a third-place finish. The Race also spurred the innovations necessary to create the No. 1 maritime VSAT network1.

    Right now they have a Special Offer for Race Participants but must order by May 31:
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    Testing is required for Bermuda and one option is "Proctored Rapid Antigen testing" where you can remotely use video to take a supervised test. Two vendors have tailored their services to the Race: “TestZone Services” and “Fit to Fly BDA”.

    Unlike on-site in-person testing, numerous other commercial services are available if you wish to find another vendor. These two vendors have specifically adapted their services to support the needs of the race, particularly to have sufficient capability to test all competitors that choose this testing option on Wednesday. It is essential that anyone intending to utilize these services register in ASAP!

    Learn more via the link in our bio.


    Just one more month until we are racing to the pink sands of @Bermuda to sip on some @GoslingsRum Dark N Stormies!

    Check out the full entry list via link in our bio.

    #BermudaRace #Bermuda #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI #Offshoresailing @royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica

    With 21 boats in the double-handed division, it's looking to be quite the battle. Timothy Kent took on the Bermuda 1-2 last year. Check them out @kent_racing_project.

    #BermudaRace #BermudaOneTwo #KentRacing #Doublehanded #sailing

    Navigators begin watching the Gulf Stream structure and evolution well before they cross the starting line and head for Bermuda.

    With slightly more than one month to go until the start of this year’s Newport Bermuda Race, it’s none too early for anyone involved in planning race strategies to start the study of the Gulf Stream in earnest.

    Report by Frank Bohlen is linked from our News section (link in bio).

    #BermudaRace #Bermuda #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI #Offshoresailing @royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #GulfStream


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