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January 29, 2013

By John Rousmaniere

The Newport Bermuda Race is closely followed by an onshore team of race officials alternating four-hour watches as they monitor emails, satphone and radiotelephone calls, and the online tracker that identifies entries and their positions.  At a little after 2000 EDT on the 2012 race’s third night, June 17, watch-stander Nicholas Weare, based in Bermuda, […]

July 11, 2012

By Talbot Wilson

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) has announced that the start of the next Newport Bermuda Race will be on Friday, June 20, 2014. While another record-smashing year like 2012 may be unlikely, BROC expects to provide blue water racing sailors with another great experience in 2014. The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee is composed of […]

June 26, 2012

By John Rousmaniere

Nothing, of course, can be taken for granted offshore, but at least sailors can hope for an easy sail home from Bermuda. It used to be said that the comfortable passage was the delivery back to North America. “It’s all downwind, easy going, Bimini weather.”  Sometimes it happens, but the deliveries I’ve made recently have […]

June 26, 2012

By Rush Hambleton

HAMILTON BERMUDA, June 26, 2012- The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee learned from Bermuda Harbour Radio on Tuesday that two boats returning from the Newport Bermuda Race had faced emergency situations that are being managed by Bermuda Radio and the US Coast Guard. Although they are not in control of the returning yachts, the Royal Bermuda […]

June 23, 2012

By John Rousmaniere

Here’s how a Bermuda Race veteran of long ago described his first steps when he staggered ashore after a Thrash to the Onion Patch: “We made tracks for the yacht club, and now, at last, with one foot on the rail of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club bar, we might truly be said to have […]

June 22, 2012

By Rush Hambleton

[ilink url=”http://bermudarace.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/NewportPrizelist2012-July-14-4.pdf” style=”download”]Bermuda Race Prize List[/ilink] The prize list for the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race has been posted online. More than 100 prizes will be awarded at the race’s traditional prizegiving ceremony at Government House on Saturday between 6 and 8 pm. Three special seamanship awards are being presented this year for exemplary seamanship in […]

June 21, 2012

By Rush Hambleton

June 16, 2012

By Rush Hambleton

George David’s 90-foot maxi Rambler has smashed the 635-mile Newport Bermuda race record, clipping a massive 14 hours off the previous best time set 10 years ago by Roy Disney’s Pyewacket. The new record now stands at 39 hours, 39 minutes, 18 seconds (subject to ratification) – an average speed of 16 knots. A delighted […]

June 16, 2012

By Talbot Wilson

The assault on the official, 10-year-old Newport Bermuda race record continued into Saturday night as the big boats in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division— Rambler, Bella Mente, Shockwave and Team Tiburon— continue to blast down the course toward Bermuda. Their ETA of early Sunday morning seems to be holding up. If you are reading this Sunday […]

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Starting line boat at Newport Bermuda Race

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This is the first N2B for QUERENICA, a Chesapeake-based X4.3 crewed by friends with a mix of sailing experience, including several with previous class wins in the Bermuda Race on other boats and several doing the race for the first time.

The boat name, a frequent source of questions, is a metaphysical concept in Spanish that roughly translates to 'one's lair or place where one's strength is drawn from, where you feel your most authentic self'.

"All of us feel fortunate to be able to participate in the race and are looking forward to joining everyone in June."

Photo: Will Keyworth/ Spinsheet taken at the Annapolis to Newport.

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Welcome to the Bermuda Racer Dudely Johson and crew aboard PREVAIL, a custom Tripp 65. See ya on the starting line!

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Welcome, @liferaftsurvivalequipment as an Official Sponsor to the Newport Bermuda Race 2022! A long-time supporter of Bermuda racers, LRSE is serious about safety and believes that safety must come first for offshore sailors. LRSE offers an expanding library of training videos instructing mariners in the proper use of safety equipment, how to respond in an emergency situation, and, for Newport Bermuda Race competitors, information about dates and deadlines to meet the safety requirements of the race. Learn more about their involvement via the link in our bio under Race News.

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This PHANTOM is far from dead.... Chris Schoen has taken his XP44 to the race line many a times and has shown us he's is not to be messed with! Good luck PHANTOM!

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The OCEAN BREEZE is in the race! A 2008 Volvo 70 will be making an appearance on the line. Now a Charter Race boat, this Around-The-World veteran continues to race all over the globe and will be at the 2022 Bermuda Race!

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Always excited to see so many @OakcliffSail boats on the starting line of the Bermuda Race. This year they plan to field teams for OC86, an RP86; TEMPTATION, a Kerr 50; NUMBERS, a JV66, and two of their Farr 40 TURBOs.

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How to Better Judge a Weather Forecast’s Accuracy

Veteran race navigator and oceanographer Frank Bohlen looks back to the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race and points to free resources from the Cruising Club of America for those interested in improving their ability to evaluate a forecast.

Read the full story via the link in our bio.

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Hopgrasser is hull No. 1 of the new LM46, a new boat designed and built by @lyman_morse in Maine. Drew Lyman will be at the helm of #LM46 Performance Cruiser.

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Husband and wife liveaboards, Mark and Carol, were planning on racing and getting married in Bermuda in 2020 just after completing the Race before plans changed. We are glad to see they are back for 2022! Good luck to them!

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