Bermuda Webinar Series
Winter and Spring 2021 Zoom webinars offered ideas, info, and Q&A with experienced racers. Read recaps and find recordings of each below.
- February 9th – "Newport Bermuda- It's on Your Bucket List"
- March 16th – “Bermuda Race Tent Party – Sea Stories from Young and Old”
- April 13th – “To Finish First, You First Must Finish – Safety & Yacht Preparation for the Bermuda Race”
- May 11th – “What Division is Right for Me in the Bermuda Race?”
- June 15th -" How to Register for Newport Bermuda – Entries Open June 18"
Registration is free but an RSVP is required.
You can register once for all or just one of the webinars. A link will be emailed to you to join ahead of the meeting.
Recordings will be available after the webinars. Come with your questions and stories to share, inspire, and learn!
Newport Bermuda – It’s on Your Bucket List
Presented by Bermuda Tourism
Supported by Goslings Rum
FEBRUARY 9th, 2021 – 7PM
What does it take to prepare for and race to Bermuda for the first time? Our Bermuda Race ambassadors explain the basics and answer your questions.
Hank Halsted - A veteran of 17 races, Halsted often sails in the Doublehanded Division. He is chairman of the race’s Qualifications Committee, advising captains on how to build out an experienced crew.
Dick Holliday - A five-time competitor in the race, Holliday serves as head of the race’s ambassador program, pairing less experienced entrants with those who can answer questions on all race topics.
David Wilson - A Catalina 36 owner, Wilson has a fresh perspective on sailing the race for the first time, as he did in 2016, and in particular preparing a series-built boat to meet the safety standards for the race.
Bermuda Race Tent Party – Sea Stories from Young and Old
Presented by Goslings Rum supported by Bermuda Tourism and GMT Composites
MARCH 16th, 2021 7PM
Baptized by the Gulf Stream once or as many as 26 times, our story tellers are set to provide stories of the reality and the legend of the 635-mile “Thrash to the Onion Patch.” Bring your questions, too.
Join us on Zoom to kick back and hear a few stories of what it’s really like to sail the “Thrash to the Onion Patch.” Calling all race veterans, too, and we may put you on the hot seat to spin your own yarn.
Liz Shaw, Rives Potts, Scott Murray, Lindsay Gimple, Ron Weiss, Somers Kempe (race chair and moderator)
To Finish First, You First Must Finish – Safety & Yacht Preparation for the Bermuda Race
Presented by GMT Composites supported by Bermuda Tourism and Goslings Rum
APRIL 13th, 2021 7PM
Our chief inspector James Phyfe and the head of our safety-at-sea training Mark Lenci will lead this month's seminar with a discussion of typical projects and challenges in prepping a boat and crew for the race in compliance with the Newport Bermuda Race Safety Regulations (NBRSRs).
Join us on Zoom as Lenci describes significant work he did on his production boat, with Phyfe's guidance, in 2016. There will be time for Q&A, as well.
“What Division is Right for Me in the Bermuda Race?”
MAY 11th, 2021 7PM
Learn the differences between St. David’s, Gibbs Hill, Finisterre and other divisions to decide which “race within the Bermuda Race” is right for you, your boat and your crew.
Vice-Chairman Marc Lenci will host Technical Chair, Nick Nicholson, and former Race Chairman, AJ Evans, for a discussion of what goes into assigning divisions and the differences between them.
“How to Register for Newport Bermuda – Entries Open June 18”
JUNE 15th, 2021 NOON (NOTE NEW TIME)
Our entry and race chairs will introduce you to our entry system and show you how to get started with your entry early.