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All-Female Newport Race Team Highlighted

All-Female Newport Race Team Highlighted

An all-female team that recently completed the Newport Bermuda Race – one of only a handful of all-female teams in the race’s history – has been highlighted by Rhode Island Monthly. The Rhode Island Monthly website said, “Sailing can be a bit of a boys’ club. Just ask the ladies of Team Bitter End, who became the first all-female... Read more of this article

US Sailing Convenes Panel On Captain’s Death

US Sailing Convenes Panel On Captain’s Death

US Sailing — at the request of the Newport Bermuda race organizing authority — has convened a panel of experts to compile a report on the factors contributing to the death of Colin Golder, the captain of the 42-foot sloop Morgan of Marietta who died after going overboard in strong winds approximately 325 miles from Bermuda. A statement... Read more of this article

Photos: Newport Bermuda Race Prizegiving

Photos: Newport Bermuda Race Prizegiving

The prizegiving for the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race was held on Saturday night at Government House. A spokesperson said, “The 52nd Newport Bermuda Race drew to a close Saturday night with the Prizegiving ceremony, held at Government House, starting in rain and ending with the glow of a setting sun. At the outset, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Commodore... Read more of this article

Video: Interview With Spirit Of Bermuda Crew

Video: Interview With Spirit Of Bermuda Crew

The Spirit of Bermuda successfully completed the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line in the east end at 10.35am Bermuda time on Tuesday [June 21], after making the 635 nautical mile journey from Rhode Island. Speaking after the arrival, Bermuda Sloop Foundation CEO Robin Hamill told Bernews, “We’re thrilled to be back in... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Newport Boats At RBYC & RHADC

Photos/Video: Newport Boats At RBYC & RHADC

More than 150 boats that took part in the Newport Bermuda Race have arrived in Bermuda, resulting in boats berthed at both the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club [RBYC] and the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club [RHADC] and you can take a bird’s eye view via the aerial footage below. The race got underway on Friday [June 17], with the 187 strong fleet... Read more of this article

US Sailing Asked To Review Fatal Incident

US Sailing Asked To Review Fatal Incident

Following the death of one of the sailors in the race, the Newport Bermuda Race organisers said that they reached out to US Sailing and “encouraged the appointment of an independent panel to review what happened and publish a report.” This follows after captain Colin Golder of the 42-foot sloop Morgan of Marietta tragically died after... Read more of this article

Illusion, Warrior Won, Prevail, Argo & Groupe 5

Illusion, Warrior Won, Prevail, Argo & Groupe 5

Overnight, the majority of the 186-boat fleet arrived in Bermuda and yesterday’s provisional divisional leaders have all been confirmed as the winners in the 52nd running of the Newport Bermuda Race. A spokesperson said, “Winning the largest division in the race, the St. David’s Lighthouse Division with 108 boats, is Illusion, a Cal 40 owned by... Read more of this article

Aerial Photos & Video: Newport Race Finishers

Aerial Photos & Video: Newport Race Finishers

As of this afternoon [June 21] just over half the Newport Bermuda Race fleet has finished in Bermuda, with some seen berthed in Hamilton, including the island’s own Spirit of Bermuda, which completed the race today. The race got underway on Friday [June 17], with the 187 strong fleet starting the 635-nautical mile ocean race, with this year seeing... Read more of this article

Spirit Of Bermuda Finishes Newport Race

Spirit Of Bermuda Finishes Newport Race

[Updated with video] The Spirit of Bermuda finished the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race this morning [June 21], crossing the finish line in the east end at 10.35am Bermuda time. The vessel, owned by the Bermuda Sloop Foundation, was one of the 187 sailing yachts that took part in the 635-nautical mile race which started on Friday, June 17th. Screenshot... Read more of this article

‘Warrior Won’ & ‘Callisto’ Finish Bermuda Race

‘Warrior Won’ & ‘Callisto’ Finish Bermuda Race

Two more boats – Warrior Won and Callisto – have completed the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race. A spokesperson said, “A pair of Pac52 class boats, Christopher Sheehan’s Warrior Won and Jim Murray’s Callisto, renewed a lively rivalry in a race to the finish of 52nd Newport Bermuda Race last night. “That the two were racing in different... Read more of this article

Sailor Dies In Newport Bermuda Race

Sailor Dies In Newport Bermuda Race

The Newport Bermuda race organisers have announced the very sad news that a sailor has died, after he “went overboard early this afternoon in strong winds, approximately 325 miles from Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “We regret to report that our Fleet Communications Office for the 52nd Bermuda Race received a report of a crew overboard... Read more of this article

Argo Crew Reflect On Record Breaking Run

Argo Crew Reflect On Record Breaking Run

Jason Carroll stood on the dock at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club well after midnight, looking fatigued yet energized after winning line honors in the 52nd Newport Bermuda Race. Carroll and his crew on the MOD70 trimaran Argo set an elapsed-time record time of 33 hours—faster than any elapsed time ever recorded in the 116-year history of the Bermuda Race—covering... Read more of this article

Mālama Finishes Second In 2022 Newport Race

Mālama Finishes Second In 2022 Newport Race

At 7:48am this morning [June 19], almost eight and a half hours after Argo finished, skipper Charlie Enright — from Rhode Island — guided the IMOCA 60 Mālama from 11th Hour Racing across the finish line. Mālama, like Argo a foil-assisted craft, completed the Newport Bermuda course in 41h:28m:48s, at an average speed of 15.3 knots. While... Read more of this article