Safety

January 17, 2022

A long-time supporter of Bermuda racers, LRSE offers new safety gear and inspection services, plus an expanding library of training content.

January 5, 2022

In coordination with the Bermuda government, we have a plan to run a safe 2022 race, based on updated Covid protocols and restrictions.

November 5, 2021

With 153 boats already entered, competitors are urged to register early for crew safety-at-sea training and to acquire/inspect safety equipment

September 30, 2021

Registration is open for Safety at Sea courses required for a number of crewmembers on each boat. Get the details.

July 15, 2021

Safety training requirements for 2022 are the same as for 2020. However, there are changes that affect all Safety at Sea training in the U.S.

April 14, 2021

Webinar #3, “To Finish First, You First Must Finish” drew more than 100 sailors to focus on yacht preparation and crew training for the 2022 Bermuda Race

April 8, 2021

“To Finish First, You First Must Finish” – Register now for a free race-prep webinar on yacht preparation and crew training for the 2022 Bermuda Race, Tuesday at 7pm EDT

December 7, 2019

CCA fleet surgeon and colleague, both experienced sailing doctors, will teach designated medical officers how to fill their roles during the race. First Aid and CPR training also available. Register early.

April 26, 2017

A veteran offshore sailor offers a multilayered defense for avoiding rudder failure—and for coping with it when it does occur.

April 26, 2015

This guide is the result of multiple tests conducted in the fall of 2013 off Newport, RI in a Swan 44.

April 26, 2014

A permanently rigged preventer is always operational and does not require detachment and reattachment in order to jibe. It prevents an accidental jibe and allows control of the boom throughout a jibe.

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.

August 2, 2018

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 […]

June 28, 2018

A broken rudder left Bailiwick‘s crew out of the race and with an even bigger challenge, to steer the 40-foot sloop to safety in Bermuda. Photos & video included. By Chris Museler No amount of inspections could have helped prevent what happened to the Blue Jacket 40 Bailiwick late Tuesday night during the 2018 Newport […]

May 13, 2016

“Was I ready for all this?” asks Chris Museler in his account of a busy “gut check” of a day at a hands-on safety at sea seminar. This is the first of a series of articles on preparing for the race. Chris will sail his fourth Newport Bermuda Race in Simon Says, an Andrews 68 owned […]

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  • Fall 2022 News: Letter from the New Chairman, Mark Lenci, Plan for Safety Training & Update your Email Preferences

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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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    "My theory was that the time to get everything right is before you leave the dock. And then, once you leave the dock, to be able to drive the hell out of the boat and never have to worry about something carrying away.” – Carleton Mitchell, FINISTERRE

    Who would agree with this 3-time winner?! 🙋🏼

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    If boats could talk, what do you think these three would be saying after their epic adventure to Bermuda?

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    Photo: David L.

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    With modern technology, navigating to Bermuda has gotten "simpler" some may say. Just imagine what it was like before Loran and Satellites for Navigators.

    "All the self-doubts about what you had done for the last three or four days piled up at once. Were my sights accurate? Do I really have a clue? The first time Bermuda popped up in front of the boat approximately when and where it was supposed to be, it was a divine revelation. There was meaning to the universe.” – Nick Nicholson

    Read Looking Back: A navigator’s race by John Rousmaniere via the link in our bio under History

    Photo: Shelia McCurdy plots a fix during a pre-GPS voyage.

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    Happy Labor Day Weekend. The sun may be setting on another summer of sailing but it has been a great one! Photo from Marzena Pejlak onboard the Gran Mistral 80, OSPREY.

    Jump onboard Justin Bonar's Jeanneau 53, YYZ, from the Start to the Dark N'Stormies at RBYC and all the sail changes, sail repairs, and rainbows in between.

    Thank you to Justin Bonar for sharing with us. View the video on our YouTube chanell. Link in bio.

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    Do you think WIZARD has enough sails up? Taken during the 2022 Race this year onboard the R/P 74.

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