2020 Bulletins

November 28, 2018

Gulf Stream squall ahead during Newport Bermuda Race by John Rousmaniere

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

Rob and Jonathan Nye receive Richard S. Nye Bermuda Roll of Honour citation

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

John Levinson Ted von Rozenvinge

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 […]

November 5, 2018

Clean Regatta Logo - Gold Certification 2018

Sailors for the Sea awarded a higher level certification to the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee for its increased sustainability efforts during the 2018 Race. Newport, RI and Hamilton, Bermuda – November 5, 2018 – The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee is proud to announce the race has earned gold-level certification from Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program, a race […]

October 25, 2018

Safety at Sea life-raft training

This bulletin and its introductory letter from the race chairman provide a clear explanation of the safety training plan established for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race, both strengthening and simplifying requirements while adding some flexibility and several more training opportunities for sailors.  Dear prospective 2020 competitors: The Cruising Club of America is making a determined […]

October 9, 2018

Bob and Kathyrn Lally finish Newport Bermuda Race 2018

The 51st Newport to Bermuda Race provided a true test of seamanship to several modern-day Coast Guard Academy adventurers. By Bob Lally ’08, Rear Adm. W. F. Merlin ’56, Lt. Cmdr. J.J. Shock ’06, and Capt. Chris Sinnett ’83 (Reprinted with permission from The Bulletin, publication of the Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association.) The Newport Bermuda […]

October 1, 2018

Newport Bermuda Race 2018 YYZ Performance Trophy winners

In both 2016 and 2018, Justin Bonar raced YYZ to Bermuda and made videos of the adventure. On the Jeanneau 53's second trip to the Onion Patch, the team won its class, and the skipper doubled down on video production. By John Burnham Racing was not top of mind when Justin Bonar decided to buy […]

August 10, 2018

Newport Bermuda Race competitors and fans: The ink is barely dry on the 2018 race results, most boats have returned home and are carrying on with their seasonal sailing—and race organizers are already hard at work on the 52nd “Thrash to the Onion Patch.” The next race will start on Friday, June 19, 2020, and this […]

August 2, 2018

CCA Safety at Sea Course handheld flare

Newport Bermuda Race competitors will see upgraded and simplified safety requirements in 2020 and will have additional options to receive hands-on training. By Mark Lenci Major East Coast races are taking steps to increase safety-at-sea crew training, and the Newport Bermuda Race is no exception. With this article, Bermuda Race organizers are giving early notice […]

July 18, 2018

This letter was mailed to competitors today—a final note from Race Chair Jonathan Brewin on the 2018 Thrash to the Onion Patch—and included the announcement of his successor, Jay Gowell. Dear Competitors, Our photo galleries are complete and posted at 2018 Media Gallery for your enjoyment. If you see the right photo of your boat, you may […]

July 12, 2018

The race organizers would like feedback on the conduct and economic impact of this year's Newport Bermuda Race. Race chairman Jonathan Brewin invites all those involved in the 2018 Race to provide important feedback to the organizers by completing a confidential survey. The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee would like to hear from everyone involved in […]