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Sailors Shatter Newport-Bermuda Record: 23 Hrs

Sailors Shatter Newport-Bermuda Record: 23 Hrs

[Updated with video + photos] Lending Club 2 has shattered the 635-nautical mile Newport to Bermuda sailing record, arriving in Bermuda at around 2am this morning [April 20] to set a new time of 23 hours, 9 minutes, 52 seconds. Renaud Laplanche and co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, and the crew of the 105’ trimaran Lending Club 2, successfully achieved... Read more of this article

Record Breaking Sailing Attempt Underway

Record Breaking Sailing Attempt Underway

[Updated] The Lending Club 2 racing yacht left Newport, Rhode Island early this morning [April 19] aiming to break the 635-nautical mile Newport to Bermuda record, which presently stands at just under 39 hours. The Newport to Bermuda course record is currently held by Steve Fossett, who, aboard his 125-foot catamaran Playstation, set a time of 38 hours,... Read more of this article

Lending’s Next Goal: Newport-Bermuda Record

Lending’s Next Goal: Newport-Bermuda Record

Just two weeks ago the maxi-trimaran Lending Club 2 set a new sailing speed record on the English Channel: from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, to Dinard, France — and the crew have now set their sights on breaking the Newport-Bermuda sailing record. Driven by Renaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, with co-skipper Ryan Breymaier, the 138-nautical... Read more of this article

50th Newport Bermuda Race To Use One Rule

50th Newport Bermuda Race To Use One Rule

[Written by John Rousmaniere] When the Newport Bermuda Race is next sailed in 2016, it will be scored by one handicapping system, the Offshore Racing Rule [ORR]. The ORR calculates each boat’s speed potential based on its dimensions, using a Velocity Prediction Program [VPP]. The ORR has been used in the Newport Bermuda Race since 2006, following... Read more of this article

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

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