Tag: Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

Video: Newport-Bermuda Team Films Journey

Video: Newport-Bermuda Team Films Journey

A team that participated in the recent Newport-Bermuda Yacht Race took the time to record their adventure using a GoPro camera, revealing the many skills and constant effort required to sail the open seas. The video, created by Team Checkmate, features the crew of an Alden 44 boat which sails out of Essex Yacht Club. The vessel’s crew is seen... Read more of this article

Sailing: Newport Bermuda Prize Giving Evening

Sailing: Newport Bermuda Prize Giving Evening

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Royal Bermuda Yacht Club – It’s a quiet Sunday after the Saturday evening prize giving, crew dinners and the last party at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club for Newport Bermuda 2014. Return crews are now packing groceries, topping off tanks and clearing Bermuda Customs for the long cruise home. Time now for some 1600 racers... Read more of this article

Actaea Takes St. David’s Lighthouse Division

Actaea Takes St. David’s Lighthouse Division

[Written by John Rousmaniere] Actaea, skippered by Michael and Connie Cone from Philadelphia, PA and Shockwave, a 72-foot Mini-Maxi sloop owned by George Sakellaris from Framingham, MA, are the big winners in this year’s 49th Newport Bermuda Race. The 635-mile race across the Gulf Stream had 164 starters on June 20 at Newport, RI, in five divisions,... Read more of this article

Actaea Tops 96 St. David’s Lighthouse Entries

Actaea Tops 96 St. David’s Lighthouse Entries

[Written by Chris Museler] Michael Cone was depressed when he walked into the awards ceremony for the 1996 Newport Bermuda Race. “I swore that I’d never ever do this race again,” he remembered. His Bermuda 40 yawl Actaea was the last boat to finish that year, which meant that his wife, Connie, would be presented with the Galley Slave Trophy as... Read more of this article

Slideshow: Newport Bermuda Vessels Dock

Slideshow: Newport Bermuda Vessels Dock

The yachts that took part in the 2014 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race have filled the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton, docking in order to enjoy island hospitality following a grueling ocean crossing. The 2014 iteration of the race was won by George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave, crossing the finish line off Bermuda’s St.... Read more of this article

Shockwave Wins Gibbs Hill, Actaea St. David’s

Shockwave Wins Gibbs Hill, Actaea St. David’s

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Shockwave, skippered by George Sakellaris of Framingham MA, crossed the finish line in the Newport Bermuda Race at 6:34 Bermuda time Monday to take line honors in the 49th Newport Bermuda Race. All of the boats in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division have now finished. Based on provisional results, Shockwave can be confirmed... Read more of this article

Slideshow: Newport Bermuda Yachts At RBYC

Slideshow: Newport Bermuda Yachts At RBYC

The yachts that took part in the 2014 Newport Yacht Race are starting to fill up the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in Hamilton, all lined up after completing the grueling ocean crossing. George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse on Monday morning [June 23] in approximately... Read more of this article

Shockwave Crosses Line In 2 Days, 15 Hours

Shockwave Crosses Line In 2 Days, 15 Hours

[Written by Talbot Wilson] George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse Monday morning at 5:34 race time EDT [6:34AM local time]. Her elapsed time was 63:04:11. Bella Mente, Hap Fauth’s 72 foot Judel/Vrolijk mini-maxi, followed by seven minutes with her time at 63:11:25.... Read more of this article

Shockwave Wins The Newport Bermuda Race

Shockwave Wins The Newport Bermuda Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] George Sakellaris’ Shockwave claimed first place in the Newport Bermuda Race this morning, with Hap Fauth’s Belle Mente coming in at a close second. For many of the 1500+ sailors on 162 boats on course to Bermuda in the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, yesterday’s Summer Solstice must have seemed like the longest night... Read more of this article

Mini-Maxis Swap Lead, Sinn Fein Pushing Hard

Mini-Maxis Swap Lead, Sinn Fein Pushing Hard

The predicted battle for the elapsed time victory in the Newport Bermuda Race between the three Mini-Maxis in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division is coming to fruition. Based on the tracker report as of 5 AM on Saturday with 485 nautical miles to the finish, Bella Mente, Shockwave, and Caol Ila R are racing head to head, though at slower speeds (3 knots)... Read more of this article


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