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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  • Please give a big 👏 to Destiny! Thomas Stokes and crew were the final boat to cross the finish line last night. Whoever was responsible onboard for meals receives the “Cooks Award” tomorrow at prize giving.

    #BermudaRace #Endurance

    Photo: Crew member Selina by Anne Hyde

    We have wrapped our Yacht Club Chat (or Dark'n Story Time for some!) with 33 interviews with winners, family crews, organizers, and more. Totaling over 8 hours of content, so skip Netflix this weekend and relive the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race with the sailors who took on the Thrash to the Onion Patch.

    Our latest batch features:
    – The Father/ Daughter duos on the @lyman_morse design, Arcadia
    – Megan Gimple educating us about the new eco steward program
    – Dan Litchfield on the obstacles his crew had to overcome on Hound to win their Class
    – Vice Race Chairman, Mark Lenci, on the unique downwind sailing experience
    – 20-year-old College sailor Zachary Doerr on winning the doublehanded division in his first Bermuda Race
    – Sara Stone on coaching the @ratzracing down and now taking on the doublehanded race back to Newport with @bluenoseyachts
    – Jim Hammit on what it takes to put a successful doublehanded program together
    – CCA Commodore Chris Otorowski remarks on the Race

    Link in our bio.

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    Yesterday, the Governor of Bermuda 🇧🇲, Rena Lalgie walked the docks of @royalbermudayc chatting with the sailors, particularly the youth sailors of the @ratzracing about their initiatives.

    John Browning is the current living record holder for the most Bermuda Races with 27. Second to Jim Mertz with 30 but he has “sailed his last Bermuda Race” as they say. He has never sailed it on his own boat and the boat he crewed in this year, JCurve, almost never made it to the starting line.

    Listen to this great interview over some @goslingsrum for some great stories. Link in bio to our YouTube page.

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