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January 1, 2016

By John Rousmaniere

The March 19-20 Safety at Sea Seminar at Newport RI will provide valuable advice and information for all who race to Bermuda, sail in a return voyage, or cruise or race in any waters. Organized by the Cruising Club of America, the US Sailing-sanctioned seminar will be at the Marriott Hotel, a new home for this […]

December 11, 2015

By John Rousmaniere

Talbot Wilson reports on the Newport Bermuda Race’s recognition of the late Bermudian “consummate yachtsman,” Warren Brown:  captain of the War Baby fleet, 20 Bermuda races, 300,000 miles under sail, Blue Water Medal winner, Onion Patch Series co-founder. Hamilton, Bermuda, December 11, 2015:  The late Warren A. H. Brown, one of Bermuda’s world class sailors, […]

December 1, 2015

By John Rousmaniere

The Notice of Race for the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race is available on this website’s Official Notice Board. Responses to common questions and highlights of the Notice of Race’s changes will be posted on the race website’s FAQ page soon. A Super Yacht Division has been created in response to competitor interest.  Additional pre-entry expressions of […]

November 18, 2015

By John Rousmaniere

The United States Sailing Association has awarded Hanson Rescue Medals to the crew of the yawl Black Watch for assisting a disabled competitor in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. The US Sailing announcement cited the crew’s “heroic efforts” in escorting the boat for 60 hours and 300 miles to Bermuda. The awards, made on November […]

October 24, 2015

By John Rousmaniere

Registration is open for the Cruising Club of America’s biennial US Sailing-sanctioned Safety at Sea Seminar, March 19-20, 2016 at the Marriott Hotel in Newport, RI.  This seminar addresses the needs of participants in the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race. Like all sanctioned Safety at Sea seminars, it welcomes (and offers considerable information for) cruisers, racing crews […]

October 5, 2015

By John Rousmaniere

The Newport Bermuda Race Chairman announces a new prize, and praises the race experience — the “indescribable blue” water, the camaraderie of shipmates, and the race’s historic focus on the sailors. (This profile first ran in Windcheck Magazine.)     The youngest Race Chairman in the history of the Newport Bermuda Race, 34-year-old Alton J. […]

September 22, 2015

By John Rousmaniere

The Newport Bermuda Race entry process may seem daunting. But as this report by a former first-timer shows, it’s not all that difficult when done with care. Philip Dickey, the author, skippered his Swan 46 Flying Lady in the 2012 race (they raced again in 2014).   I learned valuable lessons. Most important, I learned […]

September 15, 2015

By John Rousmaniere

Addressing the safety, inspection, and other concerns of sailors heading offshore, the next Offshore Preparedness Seminar will be held Saturday Nov. 7 at Pilots Point Marina, Westbrook, CT. Topics include offshore racing safety requirements, navigation and electronic equipment, and preparing the boat for Newport Bermuda Race inspection.  Presenters include boatbuilders, riggers, and experienced ocean sailors from Brewer […]

August 25, 2015

By John Rousmaniere

Owners and crews of more than a dozen racing, cruising, and voyaging boats took part in the Offshore Preparedness Seminar hosted by Brewer Yacht Yards on Aug. 22 at the New York YC, Newport, RI. Another Offshore Preparedness Seminar will be held at Annapolis, MD on Aug. 29 (see below). These seminars address what’s needed […]

July 27, 2015

By Rush Hambleton

[threecol_two]At events in Newport, RI (Aug 22) and Annapolis, MD (Aug 29) teams of Brewer Yacht Yard experts will discuss the most commonly used offshore safety standards, including the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) and US Sailing Special Equipment Requirements (USSER). Using images and demonstrations, presenters will discuss the intent behind each requirement and straightforward methods of […]

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Winning one Bermuda Race is hard enough, but how do you repeat? One of the first to do so was BARUNA (1938 & 1948), Henry Taylor's 72-foot yawl built to maximize the CCA rating rule at the time, was first both across the finish line and also on corrected time on her first win in 1938. To secure the repeat win in 1948, BARUNA, skippered by young Stillman Taylor, reached around Bermuda at 9 knots to finish from South to North.

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"My theory was that the time to get everything right is before you leave the dock. And then, once you leave the dock, to be able to drive the hell out of the boat and never have to worry about something carrying away.” - Carleton Mitchell, FINISTERRE

Who would agree with this 3-time winner?! 🙋🏼

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If boats could talk, what do you think these three would be saying after their epic adventure to Bermuda?

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With modern technology, navigating to Bermuda has gotten "simpler" some may say. Just imagine what it was like before Loran and Satellites for Navigators.

"All the self-doubts about what you had done for the last three or four days piled up at once. Were my sights accurate? Do I really have a clue? The first time Bermuda popped up in front of the boat approximately when and where it was supposed to be, it was a divine revelation. There was meaning to the universe.” - Nick Nicholson

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Photo: Shelia McCurdy plots a fix during a pre-GPS voyage.

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Happy Labor Day Weekend. The sun may be setting on another summer of sailing but it has been a great one! Photo from Marzena Pejlak onboard the Gran Mistral 80, OSPREY. ...

Jump onboard Justin Bonar's Jeanneau 53, YYZ, from the Start to the Dark N'Stormies at RBYC and all the sail changes, sail repairs, and rainbows in between.

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Do you think WIZARD has enough sails up? Taken during the 2022 Race this year onboard the R/P 74.

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