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Evacuation At Sea: Lessons Learned

Evacuation At Sea: Lessons Learned

[Written by John Rousmaniere] The Newport Bermuda Race is closely followed by an onshore team of race officials who alternate four-hour watches as they monitor emails, satphone and radiotelephone calls, and the online tracker that identifies entries and their positions. At a little after 2000 EDT on the 2012 race’s third night, June 17, watch-stander... Read more of this article

International Jury Penalizes Newport Yacht

International Jury Penalizes Newport Yacht

[Written by John Rousmaniere] The International Jury for the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race has penalised the yacht Carina 15 minutes in elapsed time because a professional sailor briefly steered the boat during the race. The rules of the St. David’s Lighthouse Division in which Carina sailed (and which the boat won) require that only amateur sailors steer... Read more of this article

Naval Academy Boats At Top Of Race fleet

Naval Academy Boats At Top Of Race fleet

[Written by John Rousmaniere] Each of the three United States Naval Academy boats finished in the top three of her division. Swift, a first-generation Navy 44, won Class 2. Defiance, a second-generation Navy 44, finished second in Class 3. And Invictus, a grand prix TP 52 designed by Botin and Carkeek, finished third in Class 8 and was also top boat... Read more of this article

Details Emerge: Evacuation Of Seabiscuit Skipper

Details Emerge: Evacuation Of Seabiscuit Skipper

[Written by John Rousmaniere] Intense efforts on the part of many people came to a satisfying end before dawn on June 18 when an ill sailor was evacuated from the yacht Seabiscuit competing in the 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race. Assisting in this demanding exercise were a medical doctor, men and women standing radio watch, the skippers of several vessels,... Read more of this article

Shockwave & Kodiak Lead Lighthouse Divisions

Shockwave & Kodiak Lead Lighthouse Divisions

[Written by John Rousmaniere] As of 6pm today [June 17] six boats have finished the Newport to Bermuda Race, each of them breaking an elapsed time course record. In finishing order, they are Rambler (Class 10), Bella Mente (Class 10), Shockwave (Class 10), Team Tiburon (Class 10), Med Spirit (Class 16), and Kodiak (Class 8). Shockwave and Kodiak are... Read more of this article

Rousmaniere: Racing to Bermuda

Rousmaniere: Racing to Bermuda

[Written by John Rousmaniere] After several days of banging into it, you’re feeling a little weary and a trifle sore. Then Gibbs Hill Lighthouse rises above the blue-green sea, and, almost tasting the rum punch, you sail a little harder. You’re almost there, at Bermuda. I’ve raced to Bermuda nine times and written the race’s history (A Berth... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race Entry Opens

Newport Bermuda Race Entry Opens

[Written by John Rousmaniere] The entry process for the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race opened on January 16, when applications for entry were first accepted on the race website, www.BermudaRace.com, on the Official Materials menu tab. Entry forms may be found there along with the Notice of Race and other important documents. Applications for entry are accepted... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Notice of Race

Newport Bermuda Notice of Race

[Written by John Rousmaniere] The Notice of Race for the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race has been posted on www.bermudarace.com. Among the changes are new requirements for crew training, satellite telephones, and life jackets and safety harnesses. The 48th Newport Bermuda Race will start on June 15, 2012 off Castle Hill, Newport, RI and finish 635 miles and... Read more of this article