No. 5 Competitor Bulletin – Enter by Sept. 20, Save on Entry Fee

September 12, 2019

2018 Newport Bermuda Race start Class 9

Dear Sailors:

One of our goals for next year’s Newport Bermuda Race is to make it simpler to enter, and one of the best ways we can do that is to help you start the entry process earlier. We opened the entry system in June and many of you have already entered the race—roughly a quarter of the expected fleet.

In case you missed it, we have placed a financial incentive in our entry-fee structure to encourage making an early start. If you enter now, you can be sure that next spring’s build-up to the race will be less frenetic as you complete boat and crew preparations.

The deadline to take advantage of the race’s initial entry fee is Friday, Sept. 20th. So why wait? Log onto the SailGate entry system, fill out the form, pay your deposit, and save money with a reduced entry fee. 

Fair winds!

Jay Gowell
2020 Newport Bermuda Race

Jay Gowell (photo by Dan Nerney)

Chairman’s postscript notes:

  1. North Sails, our official performance partner, will host Offshore Performance Seminars in Portsmouth, RI, Milford, CT, and Annapolis, MD, October 25 and 26. More details will follow, but you can sign up today.
  2. Seahorse, the international offshore racing magazine is offering a special subscription rate, renewals included.
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Andrew Kallfelz describes the new entry process for the 2020 Race.
2018 Newport Bermuda Race start Class 9
Enter early to be ready to trim in and go at the start next spring. This Daniel Forster photo shows Class 9 starting in 2018.

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