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May 21, 2014

The 2014 Newport Bermuda Race Program is now posted at http://bermudarace.com/2014-race/race-program/. Contents: Frank Bohlen, “Bermuda Race Strategy, Navigational Considerations” Dr. Jeff Wisch, “Seasickness: Prepare for It, Treat It” Chris Museler, “Racing Shorthanded to Bermuda” John Rousmaniere on race history, “Visionaries, Races, Heroes” Pierre S. Du Pont, "Steady As She Goes” (racing a schooner to the […]

May 15, 2014

By Laurie Fullerton  Robbie Doyle will start his 12th Newport Bermuda Race when the fleet leaves Newport on June 20th.  He is what he calls the “stratitician” on board George Sakellaris’ Shockwave, 2012 winner of the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy and the North Rock Beacon Trophy as top IRC boat in the race. We caught […]

May 6, 2014

Just how is the Newport Bermuda Race scored under ORR?  For the answer, including an explanation of the race's handicapping system, watch this video by Technical Committee member Jim Teeters.  

April 14, 2014

Amendment No. 3 to the Notice of Race and a revised Notice of Race incorporating that amendment  have been posted in the race website's document area.  The amendment is designed to provide relief from the May 22nd Measurement Deadline to those few yachts which may be undergoing major modification this spring and are therefore unable […]

April 11, 2014

Steering a boat that's lost her rudder is one of the most daunting problems a crew must anticipate and prepare for.   The Newport Bermuda Race Safety Requirement is:  “4.1 Steering in an Emergency: A yacht's crew shall be aware of multiple methods of steering the yacht with the rudder disabled, and shall have chosen […]

April 2, 2014

By John Rousmaniere (Newport, R.I., April 2, 2014).  As of the April 1 deadline, 180 applications for entry have been received for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race that will start on June 20 off Castle Hill in Newport. Broken down by the biennial race’s five divisions, the entries are: St. David’s Lighthouse, 91 boats; Gibbs […]

March 25, 2014

 By Talbot Wilson  Hamilton Bermuda, March 23, 2014: As the three-event Onion Patch Series turns 50 this summer, organizers have decided to add a new, more relaxed Navigators Race Series format for the 25th running of the traditional series. The new series for more cruiser oriented race programs will be scored with ORR ratings. The traditional […]

March 24, 2014

A one-day US Sailing-Sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar will be held at Newport on June 18.  The seminar is scheduled at this date in order to accommodate late arrivals who are sailing in the Newport Bermuda Race and other races, as well as cruisers and delivery crews.  This seminar satisfies the safety seminar attendance requirements […]

March 17, 2014

By Fred Deichmann, Chairman, 2014 Bermuda Race Organizing Committee  With two weeks to go before Applications for Entry close on April 1st for the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, 158 boats have filed applications.  Many boats identified with the race are returning and there is enthusiastic response from first-time skippers, who make up 20 percent of the total. […]

March 9, 2014

Sailors are reminded that the deadline for Applications for Entry, 1700 hours, April 1, 2014, is rapidly approaching, with only four weeks remaining in which to apply without incurring a time penalty. Applications for Entry may be filed in the race entry portal on the race web site. Also online are a complete guide to […]

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Join Andrew Holmes of @goslingsrum, your host for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving Ceremony. Homepage announcement via link in profile⠀

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Sloan Burns provided us with this onboard report from aboard his Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 after finishing second in the Double-Handed Division of #N2BOnline⠀

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Congratulations to all the podium finishers of the #N2BOnline Race 2020. ⠀

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Happy International DARK 'N STORMY Day. All the competitors who finished late last night and today deserve one and an extra cheers to our friends @GoslingsRum who will be hosting the virtual awards on June 27th.⠀

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Congrats to Tony Phillpott 🇬🇧 (SOL Username: midnightexpress) who just won the Doublehanded ⠀
Division in a Jeanneau Yachts Sun Fast 3300, he was followed close behind by Sloan Burns 🇺🇸 (SOL SloanBurns) who would have sailed IRL onboard an Italia 13.98, Artemis. Phillpott finished 1252 UTC with Burns just 3 minutes behind.⠀

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It was a hard-fought battle that led to a fierce last beat in the St. David's Lighthouse Division with Michael O'Donnell (SOL Modonnellaw) beating out Scott Bearse (SOL SlideRule) by mere seconds in the Dehler 46s. Both competitors were supposed to sail in 2020 Newport Bermuda Race IRL (in real life) and we able to apply their first-hand knowledge to the online version. After finishing around 1000 UTC on 23/06 both competitors congratulated each other in the chat with O'Donnell thanking all the competitors "Thank you, everyone, for a great first time online race experience!"⠀

See our Race Blog for details on this matchup (link in profile).⠀

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Our first Italia 14.98 has crossed the finish line! Congratulations to Cesar Garcia 🇪🇸 (SOL Username: GREATSKUA)⠀ winner of the Finisterre Division in the @ItaliaYachts 14.98 crossed the finish line at 2020-06-23 02:29 UTC just under a mile ahead of Derek Joubert 🇿🇦 (SOL: Maximus).⠀

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Congrats to Juan Barclay (SOL Username: rafa) from Peru 🇵🇪 on line honours for the @Sailonline Newport Bermuda Race 2020! ⠀

He finished just over a quarter-mile in front of 2nd place finisher, IJärvinen, (SOL: ij) from Finland 🇫🇮. Both competitors led the Gibbs Lighthouse Division for much of the race "aboard" their XP55s. ⠀Read more via link in bio. ⠀
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#N2BOnline Race Blog 4: Experienced Bermuda Racers Lead St. David's Lighthouse Division. ⠀

Several front-runners in the St. David's Lighthouse Division have been putting on-water Bermuda Race experience to work as they sail their Dehler 46s in the 2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race. With 100 miles to go, Scott Bearse/SlideRule and Michael O'Donnell/Modonnellaw were dueling for the lead. Both were scheduled to do the IRL (in real life) race in 2020, Bearse on his own boat, also named Slide Rule, and O'Donnell on Monhegan, a J/44.⠀

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