Competitor Bulletin #7: Important Bermuda Logistics Deadlines

April 23, 2024

By Kate Somers

This Competitor Bulletin contains crucial details regarding Bermuda Logistics, including upcoming dates that BROC has recently received from Bermuda Customs.

Upcoming Events and Deadlines:

  • April 24: Webinar Start Planning Your Race Now
  • April 30: Last day to pre-register on the Sail Clear site without $25 charge (see below)
  • May 17: Last Day to Request Space in Containers
  • May 30: All Measurements Due
  • June 7: Crew List and Inspections Due
  • June 12: Last Day for CCA Safety at Sea

All Bermuda Race events and deadlines are listed at

Notice the Following:

All Yachts must register with Sail Clear:

New for 2024, Bermuda Customs have informed us that all yachts arriving in Bermuda MUST be entered through SailClear with no exceptions. Boats can be pre-registered now, which we encourage, as we have just been informed that as of May 1, there will be an annual charge of $25 per boat to be registered in SailClear.  To avoid the $25 charge, visit SailClear, create an account and register your boat by May 1.  

Prior to the start of the race, an arrival notification (including a complete crew manifest) must be submitted on SailClear.  Further instructions and reminders will be provided as race day approaches.  

All boats are encouraged to register on SailClear prior to May 1 free of charge and then update crew lists closer to the Race.

Berthing in Bermuda:

If you have not yet reserved berthing in Bermuda, please do so immediately.  Directions can be found on the Entry Guide and our Bermuda Logistics resources.

For all who believe they have reserved, RBYC advises that all boats confirm they have received an email confirmation (from [email protected]) of their berthing reservation.  If you don’t have an email confirmation, then you don’t have a reservation and you should reapply.

Questions about RBYC berthing? [email protected]

20% Discount on Hotels in Bermuda

The Azura Bermuda Hotel has communicated that they currently have available rooms and are offering a 20% discount to our sailors and their families. To take advantage of this discount, please contact 441-232-9000 to make your booking and mention that RBYC referred you. For any inquiries, please reach out to Claire Lee at [email protected].

A reminder this webinar is this week. We will also send a recording afterward. Pre-Registration required. 

KVH is thrilled to return as the Official Connectivity Sponsor of the 2024 Newport Bermuda Race. KVH has been helping sailors gain a competitive edge since our invention of the world first commercial digital fluxgate compass in 1979 for America's Cup yachts in Newport.

Innovation, quality, and a focus on customer success make KVH the right choice for communications at sea. We're ready to keep you connected, whether you're racing to Bermuda or cruising along the coast. Bring aboard our 37 cm TracNet™ H30 hybrid system with integrated VSAT, 5G/LTE, and shore Wi-Fi. Combine it with a Starlink antenna and airtime from KVH, along with 24/7/365 technical and airtime support for a premium connectivity experience. Visit for more details, and contact Alexandra Mouligné to ask about KVH special offer exclusively for race participants: [email protected]

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