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Sunflower crew learns about firefighting

July 15, 2021

Safety training requirements for 2022 are the same as for 2020. However, there are changes that affect all Safety at Sea training in the U.S.

July 8, 2021

Growing New England sailboat dealership and brokerage becomes newest official sponsor of the 52nd “Thrash to the Onion Patch”

Somers Kempe Bermuda Race Chairman

June 22, 2021

One year from the start of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race, the organizing committee chairman officially opens the entry system

June 18, 2021

The fifth in our series of race-prep webinars focused on the nitty gritty of applying to enter the race in the SailGate entry system. Recording included.

newport bermuda race start 2018

June 9, 2021

The SailGate entry system opens June 18th, with full credit available for competitors who paid deposits in 2020

May 13, 2021

The fourth Race-Prep webinar helped entrants decide which Division is right for them. Recap and recording are available.

Class 5 St. David's Lighthouse Division start in 2018.

May 3, 2021

The Newport Bermuda Race consists of several “races within the race” for cruisers, racers, and more. Register for our next webinar and learn where you and your boat fit best.

2018 Newport Bermuda Race start Class 9

April 26, 2021

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 14, 2021

Webinar #3, “To Finish First, You First Must Finish” drew more than 100 sailors to focus on yacht preparation and crew training for the 2022 Bermuda Race

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April 8, 2021

“To Finish First, You First Must Finish” – Register now for a free race-prep webinar on yacht preparation and crew training for the 2022 Bermuda Race, Tuesday at 7pm EDT

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Starting line boat at Newport Bermuda Race

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#ThrowbackThursday to the First Thrash - “Deep sea racing was inevitable. It simply had to come.” So announced Bermuda Race founder Thomas Fleming Day soon before the first start, on May 26, 1906, off Brooklyn, N.Y.⠀

Three boats with 15 sailors beat into a stiff south wind, headed to Bermuda. One boat withdrew due to damage, but the other two crossed the finish line, the 38-foot yawl Tamerlane and the 28-foot sloop Gauntlet. In their wake lay 700 miles of rough water and an even rougher controversy about the race itself. At that time in America, ocean racing was a sport for huge boats and professional sailors. A year earlier, 11 big schooners (their average length was more than 160 feet) had raced from New York to England. Tom Day said it didn’t always have to be this way. He made the first Bermuda Race a test of the revolutionary notion that the ocean is a playground for amateurs in normal boats.⠀

Read more from historian John Rousmaniere under About > History on our Website (link in bio).⠀

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Welcome to our first Gibbs Lighthouse Division entry, EAGLE! Michael Levy's J 121 was planning to be out there in 2020 and we are glad the crew is coming back for 2022.⠀

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Say hello to DREAM CRUSHER in the Open Division for the Newport-Bermuda 2022.⠀

Check out the full entry list ➡️ in bio⠀

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The Safety at Sea training requirements for the 2022 race are the same as the canceled 2020 race. However, several things have changed that affect all Safety at Sea training in the United States for all races: Read the full Competitor Bulletin on our website (link in bio).⠀

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Our first multi-hull has joined the 2022 lineup. Jason Carroll's Mod 70, ARGO, (@argoracing) was going to be the one to watch to see if records could fall in 2020 before the cancellation. We can't wait to see what they bring in 2022!⠀

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We already have 38 entries for the 52nd Thrash to the Onion Patch ➡️ Link in bio to see⠀

Let us welcome back our first entry into the Finisterre Division - Henk Wisker's @NautorSwan_official 55, HAERLEM. ⠀

If you are interested in entering the Newport-Bermuda Race visit our website to learn more about how to enter. ⠀

📸: Talbot Wilson⠀

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@BluenoseYachts 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." Read the full release on our website! ⠀

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We hope you have a beautiful sunset Sunday! ⠀

Photo: Talbot Wilson⠀

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The entry system for the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race is open as of at 1300 EDT today (June 18th)!⠀

Opening registration is the culmination of many months of behind-the-scenes work by many different committee members to organize an event that race veterans love so much—and with which new sailors can begin their own love affair. A main focus for the committee continues to be simplifying entry while meeting safety requirements, and there is no better way we can make it easier to enter than by getting you started a year ahead!⠀

Another important focus has been to offer relief to skippers impacted by the cancellation of the 2020 race. It is with pleasure that we are able to offer full credit for 2020 deposits to skippers re-entering for 2022. This would not be possible without the continued commitment and support of race vendors and sponsors during a time that’s been difficult for all.⠀

Over the past winter, while the world has adjusted to meeting online, we hosted five webinar sessions aimed at introducing the event to prospective sailors, outlining what's involved in competing, and finally in our most recent webinar, explaining how to apply to enter. If you have not had the chance to watch these webinars, you can find them through the recaps on the webinar page via the link in bio. ⠀

Photo: Black Watch / Charles Anderson⠀

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