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

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

  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

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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    Stan Honey: the smartest man in yachting? via @yachtingworld

    Sean McNeill, our Press Officer for 2022, sat down with the winning St. David's Lighthouse Division Navigator for an in-depth conversation:

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    The race is a super experience: you compete among the best, enjoy the camaraderie of your crew, and arrive at a welcoming, beautiful destination. Here are some boats who've made the journey.

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    The Spirit of Bermuda, a fitting name for a ship alone in her class, first in the race and elegance. She's a replica of a Royal Navy sloop of war and each Newport to Bermuda race this 3 masted schooner gets to sail for home.

    Photo submitted by Jon Burt

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    Cheers to 2022's Class 14 first place boat No Surrender. A J/120 owned by Rick Hanson. In an interview for @spinsheetmagazine he said "The 120's are built for this type of race: downwind and waves to surf on. We busted 20 knots several times as we surfed down eight footers, sustaining 14 to 15 knots for extended periods." A well earned toast to this winning team. Hope to see you out there 2023.

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    Winning one Bermuda Race is hard enough, but how do you repeat? One of the first to do so was BARUNA (1938 & 1948), Henry Taylor's 72-foot yawl built to maximize the CCA rating rule at the time, was first both across the finish line and also on corrected time on her first win in 1938. To secure the repeat win in 1948, BARUNA, skippered by young Stillman Taylor, reached around Bermuda at 9 knots to finish from South to North.

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