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 […]