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February 7, 2021

Video blogger Warner Nickerson kept it interesting aboard Masquerade in 2018, despite the epic windlessness of his first race to Bermuda.

January 24, 2021

Winter and spring Zoom webinars will offer Q&A with experienced racers and organizers.

December 18, 2020

This Sydney Hobart Race class winner has changed owners and has its sights on Newport Bermuda silverware next.

October 12, 2020

Three sailors with multiple talents join the Bermuda Race Roll of Honour in 2020: John Alden, Kirk Cooper and Bjorn Johnson.

August 26, 2020

The 52nd Thrash to the Onion Patch has a new chairman, and he’s announced the race start for the third Friday in June, in 22 months.

June 26, 2020

Join Andrew Holmes of Goslings Rum, your host for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving Ceremony

June 24, 2020

Putting his nav prep for the real race to good use, Sloan Burns sailed a fast and conservative course and finished second in the Double-Handed Division.

June 23, 2020

The fleet of water-ballasted Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300s hung close to the larger boats, finishing in less than four days.

June 23, 2020

Despite accidentally tacking his Dehler 46 on the final approach to the finish, Modonnellaw staved off SlideRule in the shadows of St. David’s Lighthouse.

June 22, 2020

A veteran Sailonline racer, Cesar Garcia/GREATSKUA, won his first race in several years by boldly scrapping one plan for a better one, 24 hours into the race.

Photos and Videos

Starting line boat at Newport Bermuda Race

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The Bermuda Race brings together boats of all sizes, even the super yachts! Kawil was the largest boat in the 2018 race measuring 112 ft! Will a new super yacht break that record in 2022? ⠀
Photo: Daniel Forster ⠀
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Bermuda Race Entries Open Next Week! Race Starts June 17, 2022 and the NOR Is Posted: Check out the latest news from #NewportBermuda Race via the link in our bio.⠀

Also if you want to learn more about our registration process, there is a webinar next Tuesday, June 15th at Noon. Sign up for Link in bio as well. ⠀

Photo: The 2018 Newport to Bermuda Start by Dan Nerney

Happy World Oceans Day 💙🌊! ⠀

Name one thing below 👇🏼 sailors can do to help protect our seas to preserve for another 52 Thrashes to the Onion Patch! ⠀

#WorldOceansDay #NewportBermuda #BermudaRace @RoyalBermudaYC #CruisingClubofAmerica

It's June! This time next year our sailors will all be getting ready for the Bermuda Race 2022! We hope you have enjoyed our Race Prep Webinar Series this Spring. Our final seminar before Entry opens on June 18th will be "How to Register for Newport Bermuda" on June 15th. We know many of you are out on your boats now enjoying the weather - so this will be a LUNCHTIME CHAT (and also recorded). Some come to learn how the entry system works. Register via the link in our bio.⠀

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“How to Register for Newport Bermuda” Our next Race Prep Webinar will be Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 at 7PM. Our entry and race chairs will introduce you to our entry system and show you how to get started with your entry early.⠀

Sign up for a webinar link: https://buff.ly/3cvnt93

This is the George W. Mixter trophy that’s awarded to the winning navigators in the Bermuda Race Lighthouse Divisions. George W. Mixter was the cook in a boat in the 1926 Bermuda Race when he “caught the germ.” By 1940 he knew enough to publish his authoritative manual, Primer of Navigation.⠀
A typical navigator during the first 70 years of the Bermuda Race was described humorously by a shipmate as “crawling from the main hatch like a strange, subterranean animal. With eyes red and bleary from peeking through a sextant all the afternoon, he examined the sky critically and then dove below for his instruments.” Not a role most would take on willingly but Mixter mastered the science and became a true legend in Bermuda Race history. ⠀

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“The Multiple Races in the Bermuda Race” ➡️ Check out the recap from last week's Race Prep Webinar about divisions and advice from the Technical Committee. ⠀

"It's a Race about Rules," said Nick Nicholson, chair of the Committee and renowned measurement official, he emphasized the rules that sailors were responsible for reading and following, including Racing Rules of Sailing, the Offshore Racing Rule, the Notice of Race and the Newport Bermuda Race Safety Requirements.⠀

Also, this table was presented by former Race Chair, A.J. Evans, for illustrative purposes about the differences between divisions on our website!⠀

2022 NOR coming soon! ⠀

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What's your favorite part of the Bermuda Race? The Start or the Finish?! Here we see Endurance, Halberg Rassy 62; Bounty, Swan 66 and Clodette, Hylas 56 starting off the 2018 race together. ⠀

Photo: Daniel Forster/PPL⠀
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TOMORROW May 11, 1900, EDT - “What Division is Right for Me in the Bermuda Race?” This is our Race-Prep Webinar #4. Sign Up in link in bio. (Webinar Series)⠀

In this one-hour webinar, past race chair A.J. Evans and technical committee chair Nick Nicholson will help you decide which “race within the Bermuda Race” is right for you, your boat, and your crew.⠀

Your type of boat and your crew make-up will sometimes make it obvious whether you will sail in the St. David’s, Gibbs Hill, Finisterre or other divisions, but often as Captain you can make equipment and crew choices to sail in a more or less intensely competitive mode, thereby moving into one division or another.⠀

Moderated by Race Vice-Chairman Mark Lenci, our experts will review several examples and respond to your questions.⠀

Registration is free, but you must REGISTER to receive the Zoom link for the event. As you register, you are also invited to submit questions in advance. (NOTE: If you've previously registered, there's no need to do so again.)⠀

📸: Talbot Wilson⠀