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3-Year-Old ‘Sailor’ Takes Part In Newport Race

3-Year-Old ‘Sailor’ Takes Part In Newport Race

[Written by Chris Museler] When the Chilean-flagged Swan 57 Equinoccio powered through a Gulf Stream squall last weekend during the Newport to Bermuda Race, the speedometer pegged 15.7 knots, a record for the boat. As the sheets strained, a tiny voice rang up from the companionway, “Usted debe tomar la vela hacia abajo o irá en el agua!” What little... Read more of this article

First Chinese Entry Completes Newport  Race

First Chinese Entry Completes Newport Race

[Written by John Rousmaniere] The Newport Bermuda Race’s international race course has long attracted sailors and boats from many countries. The 185-boat entry list in early June included sailors from 23 countries and 21 boats with non-US sail numbers. Fifty-five of the crews included sailors from outside the USA. The Chinese crew on the J44 Spirit... Read more of this article

Bermuda Youth Sailors Competing In Portugal

Bermuda Youth Sailors Competing In Portugal

Bermuda’s youth sailors have arrived in Vilamoura, Portugal, to compete in the International Optimist Dinghy Association’s[IODA] World Championships. The regatta started on Saturday, June 25th and ends July 4th. The team of 5 were chosen after a qualification series of 16 races to determine the top sailors. Representing Bermuda is Micah Raynor,... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

[Written by Talbot Wilson] His Excellency, The Governor of Bermuda, George Fergusson did his duty Saturday night on the podium in front of Government House. The seasoned diplomat shook hands, shared awards and trophies, and posed for photos 114 times with skippers and crews of more than 50 yachts. Sharing duties with the Governor were Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

Emirates Team Launch Custom Designed Boat

Emirates Team Launch Custom Designed Boat

Emirates Team New Zealand celebrated a long awaited milestone this week at their base in Auckland by launching their first custom designed development boat. The 45 foot catamaran has been in the process of being built for the past six months and has taken a dedicated team of boat builders and sub contractors over 35,000 hours to construct, with the... Read more of this article

Photos: America’s Cup Foil Fest At Dockyard

Photos: America’s Cup Foil Fest At Dockyard

[Updated with video] Bermuda’s three resident America’s Cup teams opened their doors today [June 25] and thousands showed up to get a look inside the teams bases, meet the sailors and watch three drags races between the “super charged” test AC45s, right off the cruise ship berths in Dockyard. In the end SoftBank Team Japan emerged victorious... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Awards 114 Prizes

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Awards 114 Prizes

[Written by Talbot Wilson] An international group of sailors and guests at the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race prize-giving will celebrate the final moments of a spectacular week after starting the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch Friday, June 17 in Newport, RI. Of the 185 boats officially registered to race, 133 boats set out expecting be sorely tested by... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race: Challenge And Variety

Newport Bermuda Race: Challenge And Variety

[Written by John Rousmaniere] The Newport Bermuda Race has long been well known for the variety of the challenges it throws at sailors. Sometimes there are calms, at other times storms, often there’s overcast, and occasionally there is the distraction of a stunningly beautiful night. This year, a full moon rose over the fleet with such brilliance... Read more of this article

Foil Fest 2016 Set For Saturday In Dockyard

Foil Fest 2016 Set For Saturday In Dockyard

People from around Bermuda are invited to a fun filled event on Saturday [June 25] from 11am to 4pm in Dockyard, with America’s Cup teams set to take part in Foil Fest 2016, including Artemis Racing, Oracle Team USA [OTUSA] and SoftBank Team Japan, with the event hosted by America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA] and WEDCO. Foil Fest features many activities... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race: High Noon Honours

Newport Bermuda Race: High Noon Honours

[Written by John Rousmaniere] As the Newport Bermuda Race fleet rushed to the finish line on Monday in the wake of the first-to-finish boat, the powerful 100-foot grand prix Comanche, to the surprise of many they were led by an unusual boat and crew.High Noon, at 41 feet, is fully 59 feet shorter than Comanche and tens of feet shorter than many other... Read more of this article

High Noon Wins ‘Traditional’ Line Honours

High Noon Wins ‘Traditional’ Line Honours

[Written by Talbot Wilson] High Noon has captured ‘Traditional’ line honours in the combined St David’s & Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Divisions in the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race. This is an amazing accomplishment for the Young American Junior Big Boat Sailing Team from American Yacht Club [Rye, NY]. They sailed High Noon, a Tripp 41 on loan from... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race: 50th Thrash Not A Dash

Newport Bermuda Race: 50th Thrash Not A Dash

[Written by Talbot Wilson] The 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race, has not been a dash. Following Comanche’s record-breaking run to Bermuda, chopping almost five hours off the 2012 numbers, the fleet stalled against the northern wall of a high-pressure system. They stopped just above the Gulf Stream. The lead boats slowly... Read more of this article