2020 Bulletins

May 26, 2020

We would help keep the spirit of the 2020 race alive with SailOnline.org to create an online race for all sailors to participate.

March 23, 2020

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our position has always been that we can only conduct the race if conditions for competitors and local populations made it safe to do so.

March 18, 2020

Bermuda Race organizers continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation closely and will make a call no later than May 1st. We are also welcoming input and questions.

March 13, 2020

Bermuda Race 2020 is still on, but the COVID-19 situation is being monitored.

March 12, 2020

Safety training requirements have been modified due to the cancellation of several courses with the necessary hands-on training. Modifications are for 2020 only.

February 6, 2020

Competitors note! Small but important changes have been made to the NBR Safety Regulations.

December 9, 2019

The chairman reminds sailors that early entry will not only save them some money but also open a larger preparation window before the start.

September 12, 2019

A letter from the race chair encourages sailors to simplify their race prep and save money.

May 20, 2019

A brief letter to prospective 2020 competitors outlines important news regarding the simplified entry process.

March 29, 2019

An update to prospective 2020 competitors from the race chairman including Inspection options, Safety-At-Sea dates, and more.

February 26, 2019

Skipper Peter Holmes explains how the race is so much more than the five days spent at sea between Newport and Bermuda. Much has been written about the 112-year-old, biennial Bermuda Race, more familiarly known as the Thrash to the Onion Patch. Having recently completed my fourth race to Bermuda in seven years, I was […]

February 18, 2019

Crew safety training is vital to preparing for an offshore race, and for the captain, it starts with building a safety ethos.

November 28, 2018

This year’s Thrash to the Onion Patch is over, but there are stories to tell. We feature a sampling in this edition of Newport Bermuda Race News for race fans, friends and prospective competitors. We also explain how the Race won Gold in 2018, offer news of safety updates for 2020, and throw down an Instagram challenge to show what you’ve been shooting […]

November 15, 2018

One of the Newport Bermuda Race’s best-known skippers, Richard S. Nye, joined the Bermuda Race Roll of Honour last June. His family received the award on his behalf recently at their home club, Indian Harbour Yacht Club, from selection committee member John Rousmaniere. At the time he bought his first boat in 1945, Richard S. […]

November 14, 2018

Meet a 10-time competitor in the first of an occasional series on sailors who have joined the Newport Bermuda Race’s society for those completing the race at least five times. By Channing Reis If you ask any Newport Bermuda Race veteran, there is a good chance they will recall their first race like it happened […]

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