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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

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

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

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

Read & Honey Lead Comanche To New Record

Read & Honey Lead Comanche To New Record

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Skipper Ken Read said that there were four main factors that led to Comanche’s record run to Bermuda which ended early today with the 100ft racer chopping almost 5 hours off the previous best time. He pointed to the total commitment of the owners Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark, to a boat that was built especially for breaking... Read more of this article

New Record Set In Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

New Record Set In Newport Bermuda Yacht Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Comanche has set a Newport Bermuda Race record celebrating her line honours victory in the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch, Newport Bermuda 2016. Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s 100 foot screamer, skippered by Ken Read, crossed the line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 4:22:53 EDT. Her elapsed time is a provisional 34hrs 42min... Read more of this article

“Comanche” On Track To Break Newport Record

“Comanche” On Track To Break Newport Record

[Written by John Rousmaniere] Less than 24 hours into the race, Comanche is already through the Gulf Stream and pressing to break Rambler’s elapsed time record from 2012. “We’re in Champagne conditions, making 20-25 knots,” said skipper Kenny Read. At press time 7:00PM in Bermuda, Comanche was 213 miles from the St. David’s Lighthouse finish... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race Starts With Smaller Fleet

Newport Bermuda Race Starts With Smaller Fleet

[Written by Talbot Wilson] Racing in the 50th Thrash to the Onion Patch got underway right on schedule. It was a routine sequence with boats sailing close on the wind heading south to Bermuda. It was a flood tide, so only one boat was over early. Race historian John Rousmaniere said it was the most routine start he had ever seen. Up until mid-week the... Read more of this article

Live Video: Newport To Bermuda Race Start

Live Video: Newport To Bermuda Race Start

The 635-mile Newport Bermuda sailing race gets underway today [June 17], with this year’s event expected to be the third largest in the race’s history, with approximately 190 boats. The race attracts sailors from across the globe, with a total of 23 countries represented among the sailors and 41 American States represented in this fleet. Depending... Read more of this article

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