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CCA Safety at Sea Course handheld flare

March 12, 2020

Safety training requirements have been modified due to the cancellation of several courses with the necessary hands-on training. Modifications are for 2020 only.

Jay Gowell Newport Bermuda Race Chairman 2020

February 18, 2020

The race fleet keeps getting bigger, reports Race Chairman Jay Gowell. Entries remain open through April 5th, but fees increase after Feb. 20.

Sunflower crew learns about firefighting

February 6, 2020

Competitors note! Small but important changes have been made to the NBR Safety Regulations.

February 3, 2020

Bermuda Race organizers have named Barton & Gray Mariners Club as the Official Sponsor of the pre-race Captain's Meeting.

January 23, 2020

A wind analysis of the eight previous Junes in which races were held has led to revisions to the wind matrix used to score the next Newport Bermuda Race. By Jim Teeters.

Safe Harbor Marinas logo

January 10, 2020

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has named the largest owner and operator of marinas in the world, as an official sponsor for the 2020 Race.

December 16, 2019

As of mid-December, interest in racing the 2020 Thrash to the Onion Patch is clearly building.

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!

Photos and Videos

Starting line boat at Newport Bermuda Race

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Daniel Heun reminds us that the Bermuda Race can be just as fun on the return trip as the race there! ⠀

What are some of your favorite memories from a Bermuda delivery?

Looking up and out... Thanks to Lisa Stuart for sending us this unique perspective during the 2018 race onboard White Rhino. ⠀

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😍 Look at that sky! Thanks to Kevin Tongue who sent in this amazing drone photo taken midway to Bermuda of the 2018 Class 9 St David’s winner, Crazy Horse, the J/V 50 owned by Kevin McLaughlin. ⠀

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Thanks to all the crew members sending us tributes to legends in the Bermuda Race. This one from Howard Coon is of Sailing Hall of Famer, John Bonds, doing his thing in the Nav station of the J-44, Gold Digger in 2006. Bonds was instrumental in shaping and requiring Safety at Sea Seminars to make ocean races like Newport-Bermuda safer for everyone. ⠀

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We are looking to inspire the next generation of Bermuda Race sailors through the eyes of past sailors. Do you have a photo or video to share from sailing to Bermuda? Send it to us via the link in our profile. ⠀

Photo: Kate Wilson/ 2014 onboard the Swan 441 Cygnette

When we asked for inspirational photos, Howard Coon sent in this photo of Jim Bishop at the helm of his J-44, Gold Digger, from 2006. Bishop passed away in 2018 but not before completing 24 Bermuda Races! ⠀

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Eric Dowd was 16 on his first Bermuda Race in 2018 onboard Scylla, a Dehler 46. "I was determined to sail fast while of course getting some good GoPro shots." ⠀

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Bob Kinsman sent us this photo from downwind sailing during the Bermuda Race. Can anyone name the boat?⠀