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How to Follow the Racing from Fort Adams to Bermuda

8 Ways to Follow the Bermuda Race:


The Newport Bermuda Race begins June 21st and boats will take anywhere from 2-5 days to arrive in Bermuda and here are eight fantastic ways to stay engaged with all the thrills and spills of this legendary event, whether you're in Newport or tuning in from across the globe.

  1. Starting Line Party at Fort Adams (June 21st, 1200-1600): Join us at Fort Adams for the ultimate viewing experience at our Starting Line Party! Witness the excitement of the 165 boats crossing the line bound for 636 miles to Bermuda, now conveniently located right off the shoreline for public access. Enjoy the Starting Line Live Show powered by Ørsted, featuring live commentary, music, food trucks, and our Regatta Bar featuring Goslings Rum and Whalers Beer. Don't miss the chance to meet Cole Brauer and groove to the tunes of The Ravers. Plus, commemorate your memories with 2024 Race Gear from Helly Hansen and Team One Newport, build your own wind turbine with Ørsted, or take your hand at the putting green with US Golf. Parking is FREE, or hop on the Providence Ferry, Jamestown Ferry, or Newport Harbor Shuttle for hassle-free access.
  2. Watch Online Worldwide: Can't make it to Newport? No worries! Tune in to our Starting Line Live Show powered by Ørsted streaming live on YouTube at 2:00pm EST. Get expert insights from Ken Read, Jesse Fielding, and Cole Brauer as they share captivating stories from all angles of the race.
  3. On-Water Viewing: While the park offers prime viewing, if you're out on the water, please prioritize safety. Follow directions from our Course Marshalls and note that traffic will be limited to the west and north sides of the starting line. Refer to our detailed spectator sheet for information. 
  4. Track the Teams: During the Race (June 21-26), keep up with boat locations using the Palm Beach Motor Yachts Race Tracker. Download the YB Races app or visit bermudarace.com where it will be embedded on the homepage for real-time updates.
  5. Stay Informed: Keep bermudarace.com bookmarked as your go-to hub for stories about teams, results, photos, and race news. Check back frequently for the latest updates. Rankings will be live due to our new Forecast Corrected Time Factor used for scoring. Download our 2024 Official Program for great stories too.
  6. Subscribe to Our Newsletter: Don't miss a beat! Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest news and updates.
  7. Follow Us on Social Media: Join the conversation on social media! Follow @BermudaRace for continuous updates throughout the race. If you're sailing, tag us or upload your photos for a chance to be featured on our website.
  8. Watch Post-Race Celebration: After the Race (June 29), tune in to the Prize-Giving ceremony streamed online at bermudarace.com. Don't miss this exciting culmination of the Newport Bermuda Race!

Starting Line Party and Live Show at Fort Adams


Join us in person or online for a new Bermuda Race start experience!

Palm Beach Motor Yachts Race Tracker


Here you will find the tracker when the boats are racing so you can keep up with all the action from the water. (Link coming soon)

More Race Information


New for 2024!

Starting Line Party & Live Show at Fort Adams

Schedule:

Friday June 21st

1200 - 1600: Starting Line Party

Doors will open for spectators at Fort Adams State Park at noon with music from The Ravers and Poster Signing with Cole Brauer. Food trucks, the Regatta Bar featuring Goslings Rum and Whalers Beer and New England Fare, and Lawn Games will be open. Helly Hansen and TeamOne Newport will have retail tents open for business, and other sponsors will be there to welcome you as well.

1400-1600: Starting Line Live Show powered by Ørsted

Delivering an immersive viewing experience never done before. Expert commentary in partnership with North Sails from President Ken Read, professional sailor, Jesse Fielding, and first American woman to race around the world solo, Cole Brauer will be accompanied by captivating aerial footage to bring the excitement of the start close-up for those onsite and online. The live stream of the Starting Line Live Show will be on a giant screen in the park and streamed on YouTube.com/BermudaRace.

1400-1600: The Race Begins

The fleet is grouped into classes and starting groups that will cross the line off the western shore of Fort Adams every 10 minutes starting at 1400.

Race Village Attractions:

  • Live Music from The Ravers (12-1:30)
  • Poster signing with Cole Brauer (12-1)
  • Food Trucks
  • Regatta Bar featuring Goslings Rum and Whalers Beer and New England Fare
  • Live Broadcast with Commentary on the big screen
  • Shopping with Helly Hansen and Team One Newport
  • Sailors for the Sea, The Sailing Museum, and other non-profit booths
  • US Golf Championship Trophy viewing and putting green
  • Artillery demonstration
  • Fort Adams open for tours
  • Oliver Hazard Perry Tall Ship tours

To receive detailed communications, RSVP for free:

How to Get to Fort Adams:

By Land:

  • Directions
  • Free Parking onsite
  • Bike paths from downtown newport

By Sea:

Seastreak's Providence to Newport Ferry

  • One hour and ten minutes each way
  • Departs 9:30a & 12:30p from Providence to Perotti Park in Newport (then take Newport Harbor Shuttle, See below.)
  • Parking at the ferry terminal in Providence is complimentary and on-site
  • Departs 6:30 pm from Newport
  • $24 Round Trip
  • See seastreak.com to purchase tickets in advance

Jamestown Ferry

  • Daily leaves Jamestown at 10:30, 12:00, 1:30, and 3:00
  • Daily leaves Fort Adams 11:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00
  • $30 all day or $20 one way
  • See jamestownnewportferry.com for details

Newport Harbor Shuttle

  • Operated by Oldport Marine
  • Departs from Perotti Park every 20 min starting at 11:00 am with 6 stops (see map)
  • $15 hop on hop off all-day

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