Online Newport Bermuda Race To Be Held

June 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The 2020 Newport Bermuda Race has been cancelled, but sailors are being invited to take part in an online competition instead in “a test of navigational and routing skills in a race simulation under the same conditions that the 2020 fleet would have sailed.”

A spokesperson said, “All are welcome to compete in the 2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race with SailOnline.org, starting on June 19. This race will be a test of navigational and routing skills in a race simulation under the same conditions that the 2020 fleet would have sailed.

“Registration is free into any of the four divisions, and depending on your choice, you’ll compete in a one-design fleet against other sailors. Prizes will be awarded for top finishers in all divisions:

  • Jeanneau Sun Fast 330 [Double-Handed Division]
  • Dehler 46 [St. David's Lighthouse Division]
  • X-Yachts Xp 55 [Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division]
  • Italia 14.98 [Finisterre Division]

“To be eligible for prizes and receive race communications, you must register and have a SailOnline.Org username ready. We encourage you to register with your boat name [if there are more than one of crew members competing, add a first or last name to your username].

“Get familiar with the format by reading the SailOnline.Org manual and join our online race webinar, hosted by US Sailing’s Starboard Portal [date TBA] to learn more from SailOnline experts on virtual racing.

“Create an account at SailOnline.org and sail a practice race. Enter the Race at SailOnline.org anytime after it formally opens on June 11.

“Start the race at SailOnline.org on June 19, 1300 EDT and follow along on our website and social media for stories from fellow competitors around the world. Finish the Race to win prizes.”

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