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March 23, 2020

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our position has always been that we can only conduct the race if conditions for competitors and local populations made it safe to do so.

March 18, 2020

Bermuda Race organizers continue to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation closely and will make a call no later than May 1st. We are also welcoming input and questions.

Jay Gowell Newport Bermuda Race Chairman 2020

March 13, 2020

Bermuda Race 2020 is still on, but the COVID-19 situation is being monitored.

CCA Safety at Sea Course handheld flare

March 12, 2020

Safety training requirements have been modified due to the cancellation of several courses with the necessary hands-on training. Modifications are for 2020 only.

Jay Gowell Newport Bermuda Race Chairman 2020

February 18, 2020

The race fleet keeps getting bigger, reports Race Chairman Jay Gowell. Entries remain open through April 5th, but fees increase after Feb. 20.

Sunflower crew learns about firefighting

February 6, 2020

Competitors note! Small but important changes have been made to the NBR Safety Regulations.

February 3, 2020

Bermuda Race organizers have named Barton & Gray Mariners Club as the Official Sponsor of the pre-race Captain’s Meeting.

January 23, 2020

A wind analysis of the eight previous Junes in which races were held has led to revisions to the wind matrix used to score the next Newport Bermuda Race. By Jim Teeters.

Safe Harbor Marinas logo

January 10, 2020

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.

December 16, 2019

As of mid-December, interest in racing the 2020 Thrash to the Onion Patch is clearly building.

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Starting line boat at Newport Bermuda Race

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Many hospitals are in short supply of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and it is amazing to see sailors stepping up to donate the masks, gloves, and suits they use for preparing boats to the healthcare professionals in need. ⠀

If you have anything that you can donate we urge you to reach out to your local hospital. We will update our website with places to donate. ⠀

#BermudaRace #NewportBermuda #NewportRI #PPE #Donate #Sailors #SafetyAtSea
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The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ⠀

As representatives of our sponsoring clubs, the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (@RoyalBermudaYC), we believe in the practice of safety as a way of life offshore. Our position has always been that we can only conduct the race if conditions for competitors and local populations made it safe to do so. After continuing to seek guidance from numerous government and medical advisors, it has become evident there is no longer a timeline allowing our sailors and supporters to prepare for and participate in this offshore race safely. ⠀

Read the full competitor bulletin & details visit the link in our profile. ⠀

We would like to say thank you to all competitors for their support, encouragement, and understanding as we have navigated this unprecedented and uncertain time. A special thanks to the dozens of BROC volunteers who have worked so hard to plan and prepare for this race. I assure you that they are, along with the CCA and the RBYC, committed to presenting a spectacular Newport Bermuda Race in 2022.⠀

#BermudaRace #NewportBermuda #OffshoreSailing #COVID19 #SailingNews #NewportRI #Bermuda #StayhomeStaySafe #CruisingClubofAmerica
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RACE UPDATE: As our organizing committee continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely, we are taking input from local health and government officials in the U.S. and Bermuda, and we stand ready to respond to their guidance. Our utmost concern is for the safety and well-being of competitors, family, friends and all those who support each end of the race.⠀ ⠀
Our June 19 start date is three months away, and at this point we have made no decision to postpone or cancel the race. We know that a timely decision is important to all involved, as we know everyone is making preparations for the race. To that end, we will make a decision no later than May 1. We recognize that with the trajectory of events, a decision may be made sooner.⠀ ⠀
We invite captains to be in touch with your questions and concerns through a communications form (link in profile), which will help us gather your input and respond more quickly. Our commitment is to be transparent about our decision-making as we go forward. We will provide another update via Competitor Bulletin next week.⠀

#BermudaRace #COVID19 #NewportBermuda #Sailing #Sailors #OffshoreSailing #Bermuda
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The doublehanded division continues to grow.14 competed in 2018 and 23 are registered so far for 2020. Just in the last week, we have 6 new double-handed entries:⠀
⛵️ Aggressive - Raymond Renaud's C&C 35-2 (pictured) ⠀
⛵️ Groupe 5 - Leonid Vasiliev's Figaro II 2.10 Wb⠀
⛵️ Jazz - Rodney Johnstone's J-99⠀
⛵️ Young American Sailing Association #146 - J/105⠀
⛵️ Young American Sailing Association #324 - J/105⠀
⛵️ Magic - Drew Lyman's Seguin 44/46⠀

Check out the full entry list in our profile.⠀

#NewportBermuda #BermudaRace #Sailing #Doublehanded #OffshoreSailing
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No. 8 Competitor Bulletin has been published with important safety training requirements modified due to the cancellation of#SafetyAtSea courses. Go to link in profile for the latest updates. ⠀

#BermudaRace #NewportBermuda #SafetyAtSea
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100 days until the start! So let's take a break to look back on the last 100 years. ⠀
The Bermuda Race Roll of Honour recognizes and celebrates extraordinary achievement in or concerning the Newport Bermuda Race and its predecessor races. ⠀

Inaugurated in 2006 on the 100th anniversary of the first race, 10 individuals have now been selected to join the Bermuda Race Roll of Honour. Current members of the Roll of Honour include the race’s founder, one of Bermuda’s greatest ocean sailors, multiple race record holders, one of the race’s most successful designers, and two of the greatest heroes in the history of sailing.⠀

Learn more who they are and how they contributed to one of the greatest ocean races via link in our profile.⠀

#NewportBermuda #BermudaRace #Sailors #Sailing #OffshoreSailing
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It is 100 days until the start of the 2020 Bermuda Race! On June 19th, 197 boats will head 635 miles south from Bermuda for the 52nd Thrash to the Onion Patch.⠀

Will you be there sailing ⛵️, watching 👀 , or cheering🥂 ?! Tag your crewmates and friends below 👇🏼to start the countdown. ⠀

📸: Daniel Forster⠀

#BermudaRace #NewportBermuda #OffshoreSailing #Sailors #100days #OnionPatch #Bermuda #Newport #FortAdams #CastleHill #StDavidsLighthouse #CruisingClubofAmerica @RoyalBermudaYC
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Welcome back to Chris Otorowski with his Swan 46, Aphrodite to the Finisterre Division. That now makes 10 @NautorSwans Yachts lining up on June 19th! ⠀

@royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #BermudaRace #Offshoresailing #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI #NautorsSwan #Swan46
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Attention local New England Sailors!⠀
Seven vendors that are supporting the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race will have displays at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI on March 14 and March 15 during the Cruising Club of America and the New York Yacht Club's Safety at Sea courses. ⠀

Sailors who are not attending the course may drop in any time to do your research, check out, and purchase gear from these companies:⠀

Helly Hansen Newport (BigWeatherGear) ⠀
Landfall Navigation⠀
Spinlock⠀
Commanders' Weather⠀
Life Raft & Survival Equipment, Inc.⠀
Edson International⠀
Team One Newport⠀

The vendors will be in the atrium of the MNS building (follow signs when you arrive at Roger Williams) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.⠀

#NewportBermuda #BermudaRace #SafetyatSea #HellyHansen #LandfallNavigation #Spinlock #CommandersWeather #LRSE #Edson #Team1Newport
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