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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.

June 19, 2019

New for the 2020, Newport Bermuda Race organizers have teamed up with a pair of online platforms to help sailors, skippers, and race boats connect.In the previous races, the Crew-Finder page has been a popular section of the Bermudarace.com, as crews anxious to do the race have posted their details and skippers short of crew […]

May 20, 2019

A brief letter to prospective 2020 competitors outlines important news regarding the simplified entry process.

May 19, 2019

The new race website aims to improve navigation of the entry process for competitors while engaging fans of the race.

April 23, 2019

A new Race Headquarters and Village will be established at Bowen’s Wharf and Seamen’s Church Institute on Newport’s historic waterfront.

March 29, 2019

An update to prospective 2020 competitors from the race chairman including Inspection options, Safety-At-Sea dates, and more.

Light airs test helmsman and crew of the J/121 Apollo in the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race.

February 27, 2019

Updates from Jay Gowell, race chairman, include Bermuda Race Nights, a new Competitor Guide, and the latest on Safety at Sea courses: Coming soon to your yacht club or one nearby is “Bermuda Race Night.”  The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee is working with several yachts clubs, ranging from Nova Scotia throughout New England, to the Chesapeake […]

Calusa starts 2012 Newport Bermuda Race

February 26, 2019

Skipper Peter Holmes explains how the race is so much more than the five days spent at sea between Newport and Bermuda. Much has been written about the 112-year-old, biennial Bermuda Race, more familiarly known as the Thrash to the Onion Patch. Having recently completed my fourth race to Bermuda in seven years, I was […]

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It is a Race Requirement that a certain percentage of your crew must have completed a Safety at Sea. An updated schedule with links to register can be found on our website.⠀

Requirements: ⠀
- 2 or 3 crew members: 2 must-have SAS training (including the skipper/PIC)⠀
- 4, 5, or 6 crew: 3 (including the skipper/PIC)⠀
- 7, 8, 9, or 10 crew: 4 (including the skipper/PIC)⠀
- 11, 12, or 13 crew: 5 (including the skipper/PIC)⠀
- 14 or more: 30% x (total number of crew) plus the skipper/PIC⠀
- Multihull vessels: 30% x (total number of crew) must have SAS training, plus the skipper/PIC, and the Reserve Person-in-Charge (RPIC). ⠀

#BermudaRace #SafetyAtSea #Offshoresailing #Sailors #NewportBermuda
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Have you seen our Bermuda Logistics section of our website? Everything you need to know from customs to berthing. We also recommend checking out @GoToBermuda for all your travel needs. ⠀

Link in profile then under Resources.⠀

@royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #BermudaRace #Offshoresailing #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI
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Looking forward to seeing the Roust doublehanded crew onboard their sloop skippered by Ian Gumprecht on the starting line June 19th.⠀

@royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #BermudaRace #Offshoresailing #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI #DoublehandedSailing
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Another #DehlerYachts, Scylla, Markus Lahrkamp's Dehler 46 will be racing next June in the St. David's Lighthouse Division.⠀

@royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #BermudaRace #Offshoresailing #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI #Dehler
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Taking on the 635 -mile adventure is also Rascal. Rory Cumming's Dehler 38 C. See who else is joining him: https://buff.ly/2MjNPwk⠀

@royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #BermudaRace #Offshoresailing #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI
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Check out the blooper! Will we see this setup running downwind to Bermuda this summer from Beau van Metre and his Running Tide crew onboard their S&S?⠀

@royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #BermudaRace #Offshoresailing #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI #Blooper #Sails #Spinnaker #ThrowbackSailing
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Welcome to James Archer's Beneteau First 36.7, En Passant, to the St. David's Lighthouse Division. Looking forward to seeing you on the line on June 19th!⠀

See who else is entered: https://buff.ly/32Y3I1L⠀

@royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #BermudaRace #Offshoresailing #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI
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Taking on the 635-mile adventure again is also White Rhino 2. Todd Stuart's Carkeek 47. See who else is joining him via link in our profile. ⠀

📸: Daniel Forster / PPL ⠀

@royalbermudayc #cruisingclubofamerica #BermudaRace #Offshoresailing #NewportBermuda #Regatta #OffshoreRace #Sailors #Sailor #NewportRI #Carkeek #Carkeek47
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Our next @reichelpughyachtdesign race boat today is #PterodactylRacing, Scott Weisman's 2006 45' sled. The crew says: "We are very excited to participate in #NewportBermuda2020. Some of our crew have done this race before on other boats and for some of us it will be 1st time offshore races and 1st Newport to Bermuda."⠀

#ReichelPugh #YachtDesign #BermudaRace #Newport #OffshoreSailing #CCA #CruisingClubofAmerica
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