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2020 Online Newport Bermuda Winners Declared

2020 Online Newport Bermuda Winners Declared

A large fleet of virtual sailboats completed the 2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race off the east end of Bermuda between last night and this morning in a gradually lightening southwest breeze, and winners were decided in four divisions. “Utilizing navigation-simulation software provided by and in partnership with Sailonline.org, more than 300 boats... Read more of this article

400+ Boats Set Sail In Online Bermuda Race

400+ Boats Set Sail In Online Bermuda Race

The 2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race will begin today [June 19] at Castle Hill Lighthouse, with more than 400 sailors taking part in the digital version of the Newport Bermuda Race. A spokesperson said, “Instead of 200 boats starting the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race today as planned, a digital version will begin off Castle Hill Lighthouse at 1pm... Read more of this article

Online Newport Bermuda Race To Be Held

Online Newport Bermuda Race To Be Held

The 2020 Newport Bermuda Race has been cancelled, but sailors are being invited to take part in an online competition instead in “a test of navigational and routing skills in a race simulation under the same conditions that the 2020 fleet would have sailed.” A spokesperson said, “All are welcome to compete in the 2020 Online Newport... Read more of this article

2020 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Cancelled

2020 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Cancelled

The 2020 Newport Bermuda Yacht Race  – which had some 200 entries and was due to start on June 19th — has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Bermuda Race Organizing Committee Chairman Jay Gowell said, “The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee [BROC] has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race... Read more of this article

Over 150 Boats Registered For Newport Race

Over 150 Boats Registered For Newport Race

Over 150 boats have registered so far for the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race, with the 635 mile sailing race set to start on June 19th, 2020. A spokesperson said, “The fleet is growing and getting prepped to race, far ahead of the June 19, 2020 starting time. To date, the entry list includes 153 boats that have submitted entries and begun completing... Read more of this article

102 Submit Entries To Newport Bermuda Race

102 Submit Entries To Newport Bermuda Race

Starting your preparations early for an ocean race far from land is a key to sailing a long distance, quickly and safely. This salty truism suggests that more than 100 boats and crews will be better prepared than ever for the next Newport Bermuda Race, which opened entries last June—a year in advance of the start and several months earlier than in... Read more of this article

2020 Yacht Race Attracting A Large Fleet

2020 Yacht Race Attracting A Large Fleet

The event doesn’t get underway for another nine months but already a fleet of 63 yachts has signed up to participate in the 2020 Newport Bermuda Race. In May the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee [BROC] broke with tradition and opened registration for the biennial yachting classic a year in advance of the June 19, 2020 race start. 2018 Division... Read more of this article

Entry Opens Earlier For 2020 Newport Race

Entry Opens Earlier For 2020 Newport Race

Breaking with tradition, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee [BROC] is opening registration for the biennial Newport Bermuda Race a year in advance of the June 19, 2020 race start. In issuing the Notice of Race for the 52nd running of the event, the initial entry date moves up several months compared to 2018. The organizers’ goal is to make it easier... Read more of this article

2020 Race to Open Downtown Newport HQ

2020 Race to Open Downtown Newport HQ

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee announced that the headquarters for the next running of the 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race will be centrally located on Newport’s storied harbor. “The Bowen’s Wharf Company and the Seamen’s Church Institute, adjacent to each other, will anchor the race headquarters, providing easier access to... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race Wins Gold Certification

Newport Bermuda Race Wins Gold Certification

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee have announced the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race has earned gold-level certification from Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program, a race of its own aimed at restoring ocean health. Clean Regattas is a certification system with five levels—Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum—enabling sailors to... Read more of this article

Photos: Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving

Photos: Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving

The prize-giving for the 2018 Newport Bermuda sailing race was recently held, with the top sailors recognized for their efforts in the 635-mile race. The organisers said, “His Excellency, the Governor of Bermuda, John Rankin, hosted the Newport Bermuda Race Prize-Giving on Saturday, welcoming hundreds of guests to the grounds of Government House... Read more of this article

Division Winners In Newport Bermuda Race

Division Winners In Newport Bermuda Race

The division winners of the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race were finalized today [June 21] with the arrival of the remainder of the fleet, after a slow but strategically challenging race. Of the 169 boats that started in Newport on June 15th, 166 completed the 635-mile race in two to six days time [there were three retirements]. After making very slow progress... Read more of this article

Rambler 88 Wins Line Honours In Newport Race

Rambler 88 Wins Line Honours In Newport Race

Leaving most of the fleet far behind in light winds, George David’s Rambler 88 crossed the finish line off St. David’s Lighthouse at 5:51:51 Eastern daylight time on Sunday evening. Earning line honours among the 169 boats racing in the 51st Newport Bermuda Race, the big gray boat’s elapsed time over the 635-mile course was 50 hours, 31 minutes,... Read more of this article