Safety

December 7, 2019

Newport-Bermuda Race logo

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.

February 18, 2019

Cruising Club of America safety at sea seminar liferaft boarding

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

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 […]

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 […]

April 26, 2017

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

May 13, 2016

CCA Safety at Sea Course handheld flare

"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 […]

April 26, 2015

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

June 25, 2014

  By John Rousmaniere and Chris Museler Hamilton, Bermuda, June 25.  With their big fleets, Newport Bermuda Races usually have a few retirements. This year is no exception, with 10 teams dropping out mostly due to relatively small but nagging gear failures, constraints on the crew’s schedule, or (to quote one competitor) “lack of forward […]

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.

October 25, 2013

By John Rousmaniere [twocol_one]   Newport RI, October 25, 2013— The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has adopted US Sailing’s new Safety Equipment Requirements for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race, with modifications to include prescriptions.  An overhaul of the International Sailing Federation’s Offshore Special Regulations, the new requirements, called US Safety Equipment Requirements (USSER), were developed […]