158 Boats File Applications For Newport Race

March 17, 2014

With two weeks to go before Applications for Entry close on April 1st for the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, 158 boats have filed applications.

The Newport Bermuda Race is a 635-mile ocean race usually lasting three to six days which is hosted every two years in mid-June.

The official website said, “The variety of entries is notable. Among the returnees are 2006 and 2008 St. David’s Lighthouse Division winner Pete Rebovich with his crew in Sinn Fein.

“Remarkably, the Cal 40 was almost destroyed in superstorm Sandy, but she’s been rebuilt and will be on the start line on June 20. The famous wooden 52′ yawl Dorade, built in 1929 for designer Olin Stephens, returns under owner Matt Brooks.

Dorade in Bermuda in the 2012 Newport Race:

“Last year Dorade won the Transpac Race. Rives Potts’ 2010 and 2012 St. David’s winner Carina and Hap Fauth’s Gibbs Hill Division regular top finisher Bella Mente will race, too.

“Spirit of Bermuda, owned by the Bermuda Sloop Foundation and modeled on 19th century Bermudian commercial ships, will race again. In 2012, sailing with a crew of Bermuda youngsters, she was awarded a special seamanship award for her efforts to assist another racing boat that was in trouble.”

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  1. Double M Four Twos says:

    This is great news for Bermuda and my fellow yachtsmen. Along with members of BBIRYC, I will be out to greet these yachtsmen as they arrive. Commodore JB has a week of festivities planned on BBI!!!

  2. X man says:

    158 BOATS X 5 CREW each Boat = 790 people plus another 50 that will fly in to join them.
    The Question is who and where will they spend there money. – still this would be good for Bermuda.