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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

Five Boats Ahead Of A Tightly Packed Fleet

Five Boats Ahead Of A Tightly Packed Fleet

After a day of relatively light winds in the 51st Newport Bermuda Race, the competitors had made moderate progress down the 635-mile course toward the finish line at St. David’s Lighthouse on the northeast corner of Bermuda. Led by Rambler 88, George David’s 88-foot Juan K design, five boats crossed the Gulf Stream and opened up a significant gap... Read more of this article

169 Boats Set Sail In Newport Bermuda Race

169 Boats Set Sail In Newport Bermuda Race

The combination of a light southeast wind and more than one knot of current flowing out of Narragansett Bay pushed the fleet of sailboats starting the Newport Bermuda Race on the way towards Bermuda on Friday afternoon with few incidents of note. “In spite of the light conditions,” said Jonathan Brewin, chairman of the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee,... Read more of this article

170 Boats Will Start In Newport Bermuda Race

170 Boats Will Start In Newport Bermuda Race

Making attempts at breaking records, surviving rough seas, reveling in starry nights and bonding over the adventure of navigating 635 miles of open water are all part of the longstanding and storied history of the Newport Bermuda Race, first held in 1906. Since its inception, over 52,000 sailors [more than twice the population of the city from which... Read more of this article

Youth Teams Enter Newport Bermuda Race

Youth Teams Enter Newport Bermuda Race

For some people, thrash, whether used as a noun or a verb, sounds like a bad thing. But for the 1500+ sailors on 180 vessels entered in the 51st “Thrash to the Onion Patch,” more formally known as the Newport Bermuda Race, this biennial race is a bucket list challenge. When the boats – in seven divisions – depart Narragansett Bay starting at... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race To Aid Ocean Health

Newport Bermuda Race To Aid Ocean Health

The Newport-Bermuda Race is joining the race to restore ocean health with the Sailors for the Sea Clean Regattas program. A spokesperson said, “The ocean is in crisis—every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean from land, and 40% of the oceans are heavily affected by human activity, including pollution, overfishing and destructive... Read more of this article

195 Sailboats Enter The Newport Bermuda Race

195 Sailboats Enter The Newport Bermuda Race

Some 195 boats have entered the 2018 Newport Bermuda sailing race, which will see sailors set of for the 635-mile race on June 15th. The 195 boats that submitted entries before the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race “application for entry” deadline are anchored by the usual turnout of nearly 150 cruiser- and cruiser/racer-style boats sailing in the St.... Read more of this article

Aerial Video: Newport To Bermuda Race Start

Aerial Video: Newport To Bermuda Race Start

The Newport Bermuda Race recently concluded, with the vessel Comanche setting an impressive new record in securing a victory in the race. Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s 100 foot screamer, skippered by Ken Read, crossed the line off St. David’s Lighthouse in a provisional 34hrs 42min 53sec, almost five hours ahead of the previous 39:39:18 set in 2012... Read more of this article

3-Year-Old ‘Sailor’ Takes Part In Newport Race

3-Year-Old ‘Sailor’ Takes Part In Newport Race

[Written by Chris Museler] When the Chilean-flagged Swan 57 Equinoccio powered through a Gulf Stream squall last weekend during the Newport to Bermuda Race, the speedometer pegged 15.7 knots, a record for the boat. As the sheets strained, a tiny voice rang up from the companionway, “Usted debe tomar la vela hacia abajo o irá en el agua!” What little... Read more of this article

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