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December 30, 2014

By Rush Hambleton

by Paul Doughty, friend and crew The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and the entire Bermuda sailing community and indeed sailors around the world were saddened to learn of the death of Warren Brown. One of Bermuda’s greatest sailing icons, Warren died Christmas Day at King Edward VII Hospital in Bermuda after surgical complications. Warren had […]

December 4, 2014

By Rush Hambleton

This past June, as I was getting ready for my own first go at the race, I couldn’t help wondering if I really belonged there. My ride to Bermuda was a fairly ordinary one—a vintage J/37 performance cruiser named Sleijride that paled in comparison to the various grand-prix offshore racers around us in the harbor—and […]

August 23, 2014

By John Rousmaniere

Aug. 23, 2014.  The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has reported a change in the results of the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race. After correction of a scoring error in the previously announced results, Simpatico, Captain William F. Riley (Chatham, MA), has been awarded the Carleton Mitchell Finisterre Trophy as the yacht with the best corrected time […]

July 10, 2014

By John Rousmaniere

  By Bill Wagner, CapitalGazette.com, July 10, 2014 It was no small feat for members of the Naval Academy Varsity Offshore Sailing Team to get Swift ready for the Newport-to-Bermuda Race. Swift is one of Navy’s old McCurdy & Rhodes 44-foot sloops that were launched in the 1980s. She hadn’t been sailed in almost two years, […]

July 4, 2014

By Rush Hambleton

Following is an excerpt from a thoughtful blog post written by a one of this year’s entrants… Participating in the Bermuda Race last week (my first), got me thinking about the differences between ocean racing and ocean cruising, and what the former can teach us about the latter. I’m primarily an ocean cruiser (though prefer the […]

June 30, 2014

By Talbot Wilson

By Talbot Wilson Hamilton, Bermuda, June 29, 2014 – Royal Bermuda Yacht Club – It’s a quiet Sunday after the Saturday evening prizegiving, crew dinners and the last party at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for Newport Bermuda 2014. Return crews are now packing groceries, topping off tanks and clearing Bermuda Customs for the long cruise home. Time now […]

June 28, 2014

By John Rousmaniere

Many of today’s ocean sailors earned their sea legs during boat deliveries back from Bermuda.  The spirit of the “sail home” is a theme of Joe Harris’ article from his Gryphon Solo2 blog, posted with other sailors’ memories and observations at Racers’ Blogs. The Delivery Home June 27, 2014 Hello, Friends. GS2 and her double-handed […]

June 27, 2014

By John Rousmaniere

  By John Rousmaniere Hamilton, Bermuda, June 27.Updated June 28.  The official results of the 49th Newport Bermuda Race have been approved by the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee and the two sponsoring clubs, the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Results are posted.  Trophies will be awarded at Saturday’s Prize-Giving Ceremony, which (because of squally […]

June 27, 2014

By John Rousmaniere

  By Chris Museler There’s a first time for everything: first steps, first unassisted bike ride, first kiss. And if you’re lucky enough, you will have a first Newport Bermuda Race. Like all of the “good” firsts in our lives, the anticipation is easily 50 percent or more of the overall experience. For first-timers Sarah […]

June 27, 2014

By John Rousmaniere

  By Chris Museler Juan Corradi expected this Bermuda Race to take longer for him aboard his 39’10” wooden Concordia yawl, Westray, than for any other competitor.  The lowest rated boat in the fleet, Westray is also one of those yachts that are more admired for their superb appearance and reliable seaworthiness than for their […]

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This weekend is the @SafeHarborMarinas Race Weekend in Newport. Class 12 Winner Andrew Weiss will be there. Here is a throwback to his interview with Dave Reed after completing this year's #BermudaRace. To watch head to our YouTube Channel via the link in our bio. ...

BLACK WATCH was THE race boat to beat when she was built (specifically for the Newport Bermuda Race by Sparkman & Stephens in 1938) and she just keeps going. She finished 6th in the very competitive Class 15 (1st through 8th all corrected within 2 hours) and continues to Race all summer in the Classic Yacht circuit this summer. Last week, she raced in Maine and will now be heading to Nantucket and back to Newport for more @ClassicYachtOA regattas.

Will Starkey captured this image of them in the Gulf Stream this year.

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How's it looking into your next week? Ready to go back offshore again?

Picture from @cgaoffshoresailing WINGS

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Sail repair at sea was definitely a skill set that was honored and honed in this last edition! Pictured is PAX's onboard spinnaker repair from Chris Krayer.

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Good luck to @11thHourTeam who have wrapped their time West and are now headed back to France to prepare for @TheOceanRace starting January 2023. The next time they will be back in Newport is May of next year for the Stopover. We are so glad the Bermuda Race gets to be part of their story and journey.

Follow their Transatlantic journey at @11thHourTeam

Photo: Daniel Forster

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Cheers, it's Friday!

Photo: White Rhino finishing the #BermudaRace this year by Chris Burville
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"Sailing is one of those things, when you know what you’re doing, the confidence is high, and when the confidence is high, your enjoyment goes through the roof. And then you can be offshore and go, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve never seen clouds like that.’ It’s so gorgeous out there, no matter the weather.” - Peter Becker, skipper of Young American, J/105

Becker sailed both the Bermuda Race and the Bermuda Short-Handed Return (BSHR) doublehanded with 18-year-old Adrien Blanc. Becker and Blanc sailed south doublehanded—finishing 2nd in Class 6—and then did the return race, finishing fourth in Class 2.

Becker was also behind the idea of the BSHR. “With doublehanded sailing, it’s the same kind of ethos. All these sailors who came back took care of themselves. Doublehanding, you’re short so you have to be serious, but you’ve got a co-skipper to fall back on. I think we achieved that, and everybody was enthusiastic. From what I hear the next edition, two years from now, there will be even more. People are excited.”

Would you do the race or return doublehanded?!

Photo: Chris Burville
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Happy Friday! May you find your pot of gold out there this weekend.

Photo: Peter Torosian onboard Pinnacle

In case you are still scrolling through those photos from Newport-Bermuda 2022, you can still share them with us so we can share with the world: bermudarace.com/upload (link in bio).

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