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This page offers press registration, press releases and other useful media for those covering the race. Competitors and race fans are welcome to review our media archives and get in touch about contributing on-the-water reports. —The Media Team
Recent Press Releases
September 16, 2021
North Sails returns as Official Sponsor and Exclusive Performance Partner
Success of previous Performance Seminars propels North Sails to renew their commitment to the event and to supporting skippers and their crews
September 9, 2021
Offshore Passage Opportunities Named Official Race Supporter for 2022-2026
The U.S.-based company will connect Captains entering the race with access to its crew network at no charge.
September 1, 2021
Hammetts Hotel Named Official Sponsor of 2022 Newport Bermuda Race
Located on Newport Harbor at America’s Cup Boulevard, the new hotel is already a downtown waterfront fixture.
August 12, 2021
Newport Bermuda Race Names Helly Hansen Newport 2022 Official Gear Supplier
Located along the waterfront on Thames Street, the local store provides racers with exclusive, customized Helly Hansen logo gear.
July 8, 2021
Bluenose Yacht Sales Named Exclusive Sponsor of Bermuda Race YB Tracker
Growing New England sailboat dealership and brokerage becomes newest official sponsor of the 52nd “Thrash to the Onion Patch”
June 9, 2021
Bermuda Race Entries Open Next Week; Race Starts June 17, 2022
The SailGate entry system opens June 18th, with full credit available for competitors who paid deposits in 2020
April 26, 2021
Race Names Official Media Sponsors: Cruising World & Sailing World
Based in Newport, the two publications have produced the official program and provided other direct support for the “Thrash to the Onion Patch” since 2002.
April 1, 2021
GMT Composites Named Official Race Supporter of 2022 Bermuda Race
GMT Composites, mast builder for three winning boats in the last three races, has been named an Official Race Supporter.
June 1, 2020
Online Bermuda Race Begins June 19
In this virtual Newport Bermuda Race held on SailOnline.org, competitors and race fans will sail 635 miles in one of four new model boats whose manufacturers have sponsored the race.
March 23, 2020
2020 Newport Bermuda Race Cancelled
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has cancelled the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 3, 2020
Barton & Gray Mariners Club Joins 2020 Bermuda Race as Official Sponsor
Bermuda Race organizers have named Barton & Gray Mariners Club as the Official Sponsor of the pre-race Captain’s Meeting.
January 10, 2020
Safe Harbor Marinas Returns as Yacht Preparation Resource Sponsor
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has named the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world, as an official sponsor for the 2020 Race.
November 19, 2019
McMichael Yacht Yards and Brokers Becomes 2020 Race Sponsor
The Race’s newest sponsor is the most durable supporter of the boats bought, sold, and prepared to race to the Onion Patch – dating back more than 80 years!
September 25, 2019
102 Submit Advance Entries to 2020 Newport Bermuda Race
A large fleet of offshore racers has committed to the 52nd Bermuda Race ahead of the early entry deadline. Entries remain open until April 5, 2020.
June 21, 2019
North Sails Returns as Performance Partner for Newport Bermuda Race in 2020
North Sails has renewed its sponsorship of the Newport Bermuda Race and will conduct seminars for all area participants in three East Coast locations.
May 19, 2019
Media Update: Earlier, Easier Entry Process for 2020 Race
The new race website aims to improve navigation of the entry process for competitors while engaging fans of the race.
April 23, 2019
Media Update: 2020 Race to Open Downtown Newport HQ
A new Race Headquarters and Village will be established at Bowen’s Wharf and Seamen’s Church Institute on Newport’s historic waterfront.
February 27, 2019
Newport Bermuda News (Feb. 2019)
Updates from Jay Gowell, race chairman, include Bermuda Race Nights, a new Competitor Guide, and the latest on Safety at Sea courses: Coming soon to your yacht club or one nearby is “Bermuda Race Night.” The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee is working with several yachts clubs, ranging from Nova Scotia throughout New England, to the Chesapeake […]
November 5, 2018
Media Update: Newport Bermuda Race Wins Gold Level Clean Regattas Certification
Sailors for the Sea awarded a higher level certification to the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee for its increased sustainability efforts during the 2018 Race. Newport, RI and Hamilton, Bermuda – November 5, 2018 – The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee is proud to announce the race has earned gold-level certification from Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program, a race […]
June 28, 2018
Women Skippers Set the Pace at Onion Patch
Swift and Dorade won the two divisions of the Onion Patch Series, skippered by Paige Krumweide and Pam Rorke Levy, respectively. Two divisions of boats sailed in the 2018 Onion Patch Series, with combination scoring based on results from the New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, the Newport Bermuda Race, and the Royal Bermuda Yacht […]
June 21, 2018
Media Update: 51st Newport Bermuda Race Division Winners Named
Grundoon, Wizard, Orca, Yankee Girl, Kawil, Elvis, and Maverick top the seven divisions in 2018. (Hamilton, Bermuda, June 21, 2018)—The division winners of the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race were finalized today with the arrival of the remainder of the fleet, after a slow but strategically challenging race (results available here). Of the 169 boats that […]
May 23, 2018
Goslings Named Newport Bermuda Race Official Rum Sponsor
Once again, Bermuda’s own rum company will sponsor the Newport Bermuda Race, providing sailors with multiple opportunities to sample its products. It’s a perfect match—the Newport Bermuda Race and the hand-crafted rums of Goslings Rums of Bermuda. That’s why Goslings is again the Official Rum Sponsor of the Race in 2018. Goslings is not your […]
September 6, 2017
Safe Harbor Marinas named Official Boat Preparation Resource for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race
September 6, 2017 – The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has named Safe Harbor Marinas as the Official Boat Preparation Resource for the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race. Said Bermuda Race Organizing Committee Chairman Jonathan Brewin, “We are very happy to welcome back Brewer Yacht Yards, now owned by Safe Harbor Marinas, as members of the sponsor family for the 51st Bermuda Race. BROC is […]
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