March 20, 2024

In honor of Women's History Month, we shine a spotlight on a remarkable woman whose adventurous spirit and determination made history in the world of sailing. Thora Lund Robinson at age 20, aboard the yacht Gauntlet, participated in the inaugural Bermuda Race in 1906, leaving a legacy that resonates to this day.

August 11, 2022

The media and PR guru who was the public face of the race for almost three decades died on July 16.

June 17, 2022

US Naval Academy participation in the Bermuda Race extends back 84 years and features two boats this year: Kodiak and Wasp

October 12, 2020

Three sailors with multiple talents join the Bermuda Race Roll of Honour in 2020: John Alden, Kirk Cooper and Bjorn Johnson.

December 23, 2015

John Rousmaniere reports on a new course record and other excitements of the breezy 2012 race, the fastest in the Newport Bermuda Race's 110-year history.  “An out of body experience.” […]

November 24, 2015

“It is not the salt in the water that makes sailors.” What was said of a talented crew of Great Lakes sailors who raced to Bermuda many years ago can […]

October 12, 2015

There’s a first time for everything: first steps, first unassisted bike ride, first kiss. And if you’re lucky enough, you will have a first Newport Bermuda Race. Here are first-time […]

September 30, 2015

Clip on your safety harness and check out this on-deck account (by Andy Macdonald) of a West Coast crew in the roughest-ever Newport Bermuda Race, in 1972. A response to […]

August 5, 2015

A highlight of the Newport Bermuda Race has long been the very enthusiastic, and sometimes very successful, participation of  young crews from service academies. When it was first suggested that […]

July 7, 2015

For nearly 110 years, Bermuda Races have started at several American ports. But they all finish at the friendly archipelago that nature and God located 635 miles off the U.S. […]

June 18, 2015

Here's a challenge: Sail 635 miles mostly out of sight of land. Cross a chaotic current and then make your landfall on a low island behind a reef. (Oh. . […]

May 27, 2015

Winning one Bermuda Race is hard enough, but how do you repeat? Four very different boats have done it over seven decades with a variety of strategies, tactics, and weather, […]

May 8, 2015

The Bermuda Race has seen many duels for first to finish. Hap Fauth’s Bella Mente and George Sakellaris’ Shockwave finished just two minutes and then seven minutes apart in 2012 and 2014. Over […]

April 16, 2015

Here is another chapter in our series about Bermuda Race history as we celebrate the 50th “Thrash to the Onion Patch.”  Interest in ocean racing lagged until after World War […]

March 26, 2015

The Bermuda Race has been attracting great sailors and fascinating yachts since its earliest days. These tales of the schooner era are part of a series of historical segments honoring […]

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