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Newport Bermuda Race News—February 2022

February 28, 2022

By Media Team


One of the classes of the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division starts in 2018. This class, up from 22 to 28 boats in 2022, is one of several classes seeing an increase in entries in 2022. Daniel Forster/PPL photo

ENTRY LIST SWELLS TO 217 BOATS

New entries for the 2022 Race have continued to flow in through the Entry Portal during February, and the entry list now includes 217 boats in eight divisions: St. David’s Lighthouse Division (125), Finisterre (Cruising) Division (38), Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division (28), Double-Handed Division (19), Multihull Division (3), Open Division (1), Spirit of Tradition Division (2), Superyacht (1).

The 2022 race has a cap of 220 boats, and additional entries will be put on a waiting list. Historically, some attrition takes place between entries closing on April 3rd and the start on June 17th, so race organizers expect to be able to accommodate a large number of boats initially placed on the waiting list.

The Oyster 62 Galloper of Hamburg, equipped with a KVH TracPhone. Photo courtesy Oyster Yachts.

SPECIAL OFFER FROM KVH, OFFICIAL CONNECTIVITY SPONSOR

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee welcomes KVH, of Middletown, R.I., as the Official Connectivity Sponsor of the 2022 Bermuda Race. KVH has a long history with the Race including its late co-founder Arent Kits van Heyningen who sailed in the race regularly and in 2010, at age 94, became the oldest sailor to compete—and finished third that year.

Along with its satellite partner Intelsat, KVH is providing a special discount on the TracPhone V30 system plus a complimentary connectivity package for registered participants of this year’s race. More details will follow, but sailors are invited to learn more now.

The Ocean Race photo

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO WIN? NORTH SAILS WEIGHS IN

When planning your offshore racing, it is crucial to manage your sail inventory, say the experts at North Sails. An optimized inventory and sail selection will allow you to maximize performance and minimize sail changes. As Official Performance Partner to the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race, the North Sails team has assembled their best guidance in a new technical briefing on how to build a well-planned sail inventory for the race.

You and your crew could be wearing blue blazers with embroidered Newport Bermuda Race logos this spring. Includes women's style.

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO ORDER NEWPORT BERMUDA BLAZERS

We announced earlier that the Newport Bermuda Race has arranged with Blaze-In Sportswear to offer a unique blazer for individuals and teams. It's a classic navy blue blazer with a customized striped lining that sports the Newport Bermuda Race logo. The NBR logo is meticulously embroidered on the inside of these 100% worsted wool blazers. The deadline has been extended to March 14th. Blazers will be delivered by mid-May. Learn more

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