For Spectators

How to follow the Newport Bermuda Race


Before the race starts on Friday, June 19, 2020, you can keep up to date on race news by signing up for the Newport Bermuda Race Newsletter (bottom of this page) and following one of the race's social media accounts.

During the week before the start, visit the Newport Bermuda Race Village at Bowen's Wharf in downtown Newport to learn more about the race and meet sailors and sponsors. You can also check out the fleet as it assembles on the docks at the Newport Shipyard and other major marinas and in Newport and nearby anchorages. The captains' meeting will be live-streamed through Facebook.

To watch the start, read the spectator guide at the bottom of this page. Race commentators are expected to be live-streaming through the Race's Facebook page.

During the race, watch the adjacent Race Tracker as well as the News and Gallery sections. Via News and Facebook, you will be able to watch the Prize-Giving in Bermuda, as well.

Watch this space.


Here you will find the tracker when the boats are racing so you can keep up with all the action from the water.

BERMUDA RACE SOCIAL


Join Andrew Holmes of @goslingsrum, your host for the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving Ceremony. Homepage announcement via link in profile⠀

#sailonline.org #BermudaRace #N2BOnline
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Sloan Burns provided us with this onboard report from aboard his Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 after finishing second in the Double-Handed Division of #N2BOnline⠀

@JeanneauAmerica #N2BOnline #BermudaRace #SailOnline
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Congratulations to all the podium finishers of the #N2BOnline Race 2020. ⠀

Full Results can be found via link in our profile. ⠀

#BermudaRace #OffshoreSailing #SailOnline #XYachts #XP55 #ItaliaYachts #DehlerYachts #SunFast330 #JeanneauYachts @mcmyacht @jeanneau_official @jeanneauamerica @italia_yachts_usa @italiayachts @xyachting
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Happy International DARK 'N STORMY Day. All the competitors who finished late last night and today deserve one and an extra cheers to our friends @GoslingsRum who will be hosting the virtual awards on June 27th.⠀

#DarkNStormyDay #DarkNStormy #NewportBermudaRace #BermudaRace #N2BOnline
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Congrats to Tony Phillpott 🇬🇧 (SOL Username: midnightexpress) who just won the Doublehanded ⠀
Division in a Jeanneau Yachts Sun Fast 3300, he was followed close behind by Sloan Burns 🇺🇸 (SOL SloanBurns) who would have sailed IRL onboard an Italia 13.98, Artemis. Phillpott finished 1252 UTC with Burns just 3 minutes behind.⠀

@sailonline #SailOnline #N2BOnline #bermudarace @JeanneauAmerica
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It was a hard-fought battle that led to a fierce last beat in the St. David's Lighthouse Division with Michael O'Donnell (SOL Modonnellaw) beating out Scott Bearse (SOL SlideRule) by mere seconds in the Dehler 46s. Both competitors were supposed to sail in 2020 Newport Bermuda Race IRL (in real life) and we able to apply their first-hand knowledge to the online version. After finishing around 1000 UTC on 23/06 both competitors congratulated each other in the chat with O'Donnell thanking all the competitors "Thank you, everyone, for a great first time online race experience!"⠀

See our Race Blog for details on this matchup (link in profile).⠀

#sailonline #dehleryachts #dehler46 #n2bonline #bermudarace #newportbermuda @mcmyacht
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Our first Italia 14.98 has crossed the finish line! Congratulations to Cesar Garcia 🇪🇸 (SOL Username: GREATSKUA)⠀ winner of the Finisterre Division in the @ItaliaYachts 14.98 crossed the finish line at 2020-06-23 02:29 UTC just under a mile ahead of Derek Joubert 🇿🇦 (SOL: Maximus).⠀

#N2Bonline #BermudaRace #NewportBermuda #Sailonline #Offshoresailing @italia_yachts_usa
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Congrats to Juan Barclay (SOL Username: rafa) from Peru 🇵🇪 on line honours for the @Sailonline Newport Bermuda Race 2020! ⠀

He finished just over a quarter-mile in front of 2nd place finisher, IJärvinen, (SOL: ij) from Finland 🇫🇮. Both competitors led the Gibbs Lighthouse Division for much of the race "aboard" their XP55s. ⠀Read more via link in bio. ⠀
#N2BOnline #BermudaRace #GibbsLigthouse #LineHonours #SailOnline @xyachts_USA #Xyachts @xyachting
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#N2BOnline Race Blog 4: Experienced Bermuda Racers Lead St. David's Lighthouse Division. ⠀

Several front-runners in the St. David's Lighthouse Division have been putting on-water Bermuda Race experience to work as they sail their Dehler 46s in the 2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race. With 100 miles to go, Scott Bearse/SlideRule and Michael O'Donnell/Modonnellaw were dueling for the lead. Both were scheduled to do the IRL (in real life) race in 2020, Bearse on his own boat, also named Slide Rule, and O'Donnell on Monhegan, a J/44.⠀

Read on in the link in our profile.⠀

#BermudaRace #OffshoreSailing #Sailors #Sailonline
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THE START: WHERE TO WATCH



Watching from the shore

Because the race start is so close to land, many spectators gather at shoreside public areas, especially Brenton Point and Fort Adams in Newport, and Beavertail and Fort Wetherhill in Jamestown.


Nearest to the start is the famous Castle Hill Inn with its sloping waterfront lawn. (Note, the Inn charges for parking and asks that you not bring food or drink.)


If you are equipped with a VHF radio, you can listen in on VHF 72 Race communications (receive only).


Watching from the water

We welcome boats to join our fleet on the water but we ask spectators to be respectful of the competitors and race officials.


There are charter boats available in Newport or you may take your own boat but you must stay in designated areas.


Starts are scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m and continue every ten minutes thereafter until approximately 3:30 p.m. The starting line is between a yellow buoy near Castle Hill and the staff displaying an orange flag on the committee vessel near mid-channel.


Please keep clear of the area outlined by orange inflatable buoys, and the Press Alley outlined by green inflatable buoys (see reverse).


Be kind – No wake.

Please display the bright pink streamer from an antenna or rigging to indicate that you have received this information sheet and are willing to cooperate. Please follow the instructions of the boats flying yellow race committee flags. Listen on VHF Ch. 72 for race information. Please do not transmit on VHF Channels 72 or 06.


Watching from home

There will be a LIVE BROADCAST of the coverage published right here. So stay tuned.

BERMUDA LOGISTICS


Going to Bermuda? Here is a list of documents for entry and facilities in Bermuda, be sure to read through all the information to be better prepared.