Tag: Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

180 Boats Apply For Newport Bermuda Race

180 Boats Apply For Newport Bermuda Race

[Written by John Rousmaniere] As of the April 1 deadline, 180 applications for entry have been received for the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race that will start on June 20 off Castle Hill in Newport. Broken down by the biennial race’s five divisions, the entries are: St. David’s Lighthouse, 91 boats; Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, 10; Cruiser, 36; Double-Handed,... Read more of this article

158 Boats File Applications For Newport Race

158 Boats File Applications For Newport Race

With two weeks to go before Applications for Entry close on April 1st for the 49th Newport Bermuda Race, 158 boats have filed applications. The Newport Bermuda Race is a 635-mile ocean race usually lasting three to six days which is hosted every two years in mid-June. The official website said, “The variety of entries is notable. Among the returnees... Read more of this article

Registration Opens For Newport Bermuda Race

Registration Opens For Newport Bermuda Race

The 2014 Newport Bermuda Race opens for online registration on Monday [Jan 13]. Captains wishing to sail in the 49th running of the offshore classic may apply for entry on the race’s official website, using the Entry Portal. The deadline for filing an application for entry is April 1. After the biennial race starts on June 20 off Castle Hill, at Newport,... Read more of this article

Video: 1966 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

Video: 1966 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

Sailors taking part in the biennial Newport Bermuda yacht race have been enjoying the event for many years, as this archival footage of the 1966 edition of the race shows. The event goes ahead on even-numbered years, taking participants across 1,175 km of open ocean between Newport, Rhode Island and Bermuda.The race was first performed in 1906 after... Read more of this article

Newport To Bermuda Race: $11.7M In Spending

Newport To Bermuda Race: $11.7M In Spending

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee [BROC] released the results of an economic impact study which shows that the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race generated an estimated $11.7 million worth of spending in Bermuda. The BROC commissioned the market research firm Bonnier Custom Insights to conduct an online survey among 2012 race participants to determine the... Read more of this article

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

Videos: Sailors Picked Up By Cruise Ship

Videos: Sailors Picked Up By Cruise Ship

Video footage of last week’s rescue of six Newport to Bermuda sailors has been uploaded on Youtube. A 41-foot sailboat returning to the US after the 2012 Newport to Bermuda Race was abandoned after suffering rudder damage, with the cruise ship ‘Norwegian Star’ picking up the sailors 230 miles off Bermuda on June 26th.The Bermuda Maritime... Read more of this article

Boat Abandoned, Sailors Picked Up By Cruise Ship

Boat Abandoned, Sailors Picked Up By Cruise Ship

A 41-foot sailboat returning to the US after the recent Newport to Bermuda race was abandoned after suffering rudder damage, with the cruise ship ‘Norwegian Star’ picking up the sailors 230 miles off Bermuda at 2:30pm this afternoon [June 26]. Early this morning the Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre received a call from the U.S. Coastguard in Norfolk,... Read more of this article

Who Won The Newport Bermuda Race?

Who Won The Newport Bermuda Race?

[Written by Talbot Wilson] No single boat ‘wins’ the Newport to Bermuda Race. This classic ocean race has 5 divisions and 16 classes. The 166 boats entered in 2012 raced for over 100 trophies including 5 major division trophies under the Offshore Racing Rule (ORR) system, and a one major prize for IRC that combines most boats in the St. David’s... Read more of this article


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