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2019 Antigua Bermuda Race Prizegiving Held

2019 Antigua Bermuda Race Prizegiving Held

The Prizegiving for the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race was held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club on May 16th. Honoured guests at the ceremony included Premier David Burt, Bermuda Tourism’s Daniel Johnson, and Goslings Rum Brand Director Andrew Holmes. Vice Commodore David Benevides, and Rear Commodore Charles Penruddocke represented the RBYC. Past Commodore... Read more of this article

Overall Winner Of 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race

Overall Winner Of 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race

With all yachts accounted for in the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race, Giles Redpath’s Lombard 46 Pata Negra [GBR], skippered by Andy Liss, has posted the best corrected time under IRC, winning the Warrior Trophy. In a dramatic finish for second place, Peter Grueterich’s xP-44 Xpatriate [USA] corrected out to take runner-up by just 21 minutes after... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Scallywag Takes Line Honours

Photos & Video: Scallywag Takes Line Honours

Finishing in just under 81 hours, Scallywag has taken Line Honours in the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race after crossing the finish line first, off the east end of the island before motoring in to St. George’s Harbour. Australian skipper David Witt has competed in multiple Volvo Ocean Races and spoke with Bernews on his arrival at Bermuda Yacht Services... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Sailing Race Continues

Antigua Bermuda Sailing Race Continues

After setting off for the 935 nautical-mile ocean race from Antigua for Bermuda yesterday, the fleet continues their race towards Bermuda. The organisers said, “Blast reaching in the tropics is hard to better, and for the first day and night of the 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race, the international fleet have had their fill. However, Mother Nature is... Read more of this article

Video: Antigua Bermuda Race Gets Underway

Video: Antigua Bermuda Race Gets Underway

The 2019 Antigua Bermuda Race is underway, with teams representing over a dozen countries including the USA, Canada, UK, Antigua & Barbuda, Australia, Hong Kong, France, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Russia, the Netherlands and Germany setting off for the 935 nautical-mile ocean race from Antigua for Bermuda earlier today [May 8].The organisers... Read more of this article

Sailing, Luxury: Three Destinations Collaborate

Sailing, Luxury: Three Destinations Collaborate

Three destinations are joining forces this summer to introduce discerning travellers to a new ‘Bermuda Triangle’ of sailing, luxury and lifestyle. The Bermuda Tourism Authority, NYC & Company and Discover Newport announced a joint destination marketing collaboration during a reception at the New York Yacht Club. Fred Dixon, President... Read more of this article

Third Antigua Bermuda Race Set For May 2019

Third Antigua Bermuda Race Set For May 2019

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announced that the third edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will start on the May 8, 2019 and will be part of the 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series [AORS]. The 2019 Atlantic Ocean Racing Series will consist of five races: RORC Caribbean 600, Antigua Bermuda Race, Transatlantic Race 2019, Rolex Fastnet Race, and Rolex Middle... Read more of this article

Photos & Results: Antigua Bermuda Race

Photos & Results: Antigua Bermuda Race

Jens Kellinghusen’s German Ker 56 Varuna VI is the overall winner of 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race. Scoring the best corrected time under IRC, Varuna VI was presented with a sketch of the newly commissioned bronze sculpture, The Warrior Perpetual Trophy. Varuna VI crew included Jens Kellinghusen, Guenter Alajmo, Guillermo Altadill, Jaime Arbones,... Read more of this article

‘Warrior’ Breaks Antigua To Bermuda Record

‘Warrior’ Breaks Antigua To Bermuda Record

American modified Volvo 70 Warrior — skippered by Stephen Murray Jr. — has taken Line Honours in the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line at 7:57 local time on Saturday [May 12], setting a new race record of 2 days, 18 hours, 32 minutes and 48 seconds in the 935 nautical mile race. Warrior smashed their own race record set... Read more of this article

‘Warrior’ On Final Approach To Bermuda

‘Warrior’ On Final Approach To Bermuda

The turbo-charged Volvo 70 Warrior, sailed by Stephen Murray Jr., has set a blistering pace in the 2018 Antigua to Bermuda Race. Warrior has covered 770 miles in 45 hours of high speed racing in the Atlantic Ocean and is due to finish the race in the early hours of Saturday 12th May. At 1400 UTC on Friday 11th May, Warrior was under 200 miles from Bermuda.... Read more of this article

Second Antigua Bermuda Race Set For May 2018

Second Antigua Bermuda Race Set For May 2018

The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has announced that the second edition of the Antigua Bermuda Race will start on the May 9, 2018. A spokesperson said, “The 935-mile offshore race is organized in association with Antigua Sailing Week and is supported by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Yachts of 40 feet and over will be racing under the IRC Rating Rule,... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

Antigua Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

The Antigua Bermuda Race has concluded, with the 21-boat fleet setting off for the 935 nautical mile race at noon on Friday [May 12] and making their way to Bermuda, where a prizegiving ceremony was held at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. Antigua Bermuda Race Chairman, Les Crane, who was competing in his Farr 56, Monterey commented: “The variety... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Race: Avanti’s Happy Return

Antigua Bermuda Race: Avanti’s Happy Return

By 1000 ADT May 19th, five more yachts had completed the Antigua Bermuda Race, with two of those teams making the provisional podium for the race overall. The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club was a popular venue last night as well over a hundred sailors gathered to share a few Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormies and tales from their Antigua Bermuda Race. Avanti... Read more of this article