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2014-Newport Bermuda Race Start Beavertail Castle Hill

December 9, 2019

The chairman reminds sailors that early entry will not only save them some money but also open a larger preparation window before the start.

Newport-Bermuda Race logo

December 7, 2019

CCA fleet surgeon and colleague, both experienced sailing doctors, will teach designated medical officers how to fill their roles during the race. First Aid and CPR training also available. Register early.

November 19, 2019

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

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.

Merlin 68-foot ultralight by Bill Lee

September 17, 2019

Sixty-three boats have signed on for the 2020 race to beat the early-entry deadline.

Lighthouse Trophies Newport Bermuda Race

September 15, 2019

Choose your boat and your crew and join the Thrash to the Onion Patch to earn your own lighthouse trophy.

2018 Newport Bermuda Race start Class 9

September 12, 2019

A letter from the race chair encourages sailors to simplify their race prep and save money.

August 27, 2019

Meet key organizers for the 2020 Thrash to the Onion Patch and learn about their efforts to make race entry simpler and safer.

June 21, 2019

One Year to Go: Entries Open for 2020 Race Today A Quick Guide to Entering the Race has been posted to assist Captains with the process. Entries for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race opened today at 1300, Newport time, via the race website’s Sailgate entry portal. (Read the press release.) The early entry process is […]

June 21, 2019

North Sails has renewed its sponsorship of the Newport Bermuda Race and will conduct seminars for all area participants in three East Coast locations.

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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⠀
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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