The Bermuda Race entry system is new for 2024 and is available for account creation as of June 1, 2023. Skippers and Owners may then enter the 2024 Newport Bermuda Race starting at 1300 June 16, 2023. Please review the 2024 Entry System Guide below for a step by step
The new entry system for 2024 replaces SailGate used in 2022 and prior. Accounts and information from Sailgate have NOT be copied to the 2024 entry system. SailGate accounts will remain active for users to reference previous race information (login here to legacy system). Any monetary credits or debts remain will valid and will be transferred to the 2024 entry system.
Competitors may initiate their entry on using the guide below. Entry may not be initiated after April 7, 2024. The fee structure is very similar to that of the 2022 race. The entry fee is based on LOA (ORR), division entered, and date on which entry is initiated. A deposit of 50% of the entry fee is due in order to initiate entry. Early entrants are rewarded with lower fees than later entries. Please see the fee schedule table and fee details in the NOR.
Entry will open on June 16, 2023. Entry may not be initiated after April 7, 2024. The fee structure is very similar to that of the 2022 race. The entry fee is based on LOA (ORR), division entered, and date on which entry is initiated. A deposit of 50% of the entry fee is due in order to initiate entry. Early entrants are rewarded with lower fees than later entries. Please see the fee schedule table and fee details in the NOR.
Note: To initiate a boat entry, a Reserve Person In Charge has to accept a Skipper/PIC invitation and set up their account. Other crew members can complete this process later up until the Crew Deadline.
A checklist to arrange your pre-race inspection will be available in early 2024. The following are directions once that is available.
Note: 30% of a yacht’s crew (including the PIC and RPIC) must hold a valid World Sailing approved Offshore Personal Survival Course Certificate. US Sailing schedules courses meeting this requirement at many locations around the country, however some courses do not satisfy Newport Bermuda Race Requirements. Two crew members must also have hands on First Aid and CPR training.
To log these certifications, each sailor must:
Yacht measurement and certificate processing arrangements must be initiated by April 13, 2024 and measurement data for your rating must be in the hands of US Sailing’s Offshore Office no later than May 31, 2024, except that sail certificates may be submitted not later than June 7, 2024. Captains are responsible for arranging measurement of their yacht by a US Sailing approved measurer at a mutually convenient time and place. (The US Sailing Offshore office can also help with many rating questions.) Note that measurement may begin as early as the Fall 2023 if major alterations or repairs to your yacht before the start are not expected.
Most divisions limit the number of non-Group 1 sailors (non- amateurs) on the crew. To be considered a Group 1 sailor, competitors must have a Sailor Categorization of Group 1 issued by World Sailing that is valid for the duration of the race. For more about the Sailor Categorization Code and instructions for applying for a World Sailor ID and a Sailor Categorization, visit World Sailing’s website. Sailors seeking a Group 1 Categorization are encouraged to apply early.
There are five special trophies for which you may wish to compete. Each year some skippers qualify but fail to register for the Special Entry trophies and subsequently miss out on some terrific prizes they might have won. Don’t let this be you!
Race headquarters will open at the Sail Newport on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Each entrant is required to register in person at race headquarters before 1600 June 19, 2024. All crew must visit race headquarters to be processed in advance by Bermuda Border Control.
The Captains’ Meeting will be at 1700, Thursday, June 20, 2024 virtually only. Link will be sent ahead of time.
First gun is scheduled at 1300. We’ll see you there. We will be live streaming on bermudarace.com so tell your family and friends to tune in!
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