Newport Bermuda Race
The 635-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race, one of very few international distance races, and (with the Transpac Race) one of just two of the world’s regularly scheduled races held almost entirely out of sight of land.
The 2020 race is the 52nd since the 1906 founding, and it also marks the 92nd anniversary of the relationship between the Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, serving as co-managers and working through the volunteer Bermuda Race Organizing Committee.
Its purpose was stated in 1923 by Cruising Club of America Commodore Herbert L. Stone: “In order to encourage the designing, building, and sailing of small seaworthy yachts, to make popular cruising upon deep water, and to develop in the amateur sailor a love of true seamanship, and to give opportunity to become proficient in the art of navigation. . . .”
The race attracts sailors from across North America and the globe.
Navigational and Tactical decisions
The race is just a two to three day blast for our boats depending on weather which will see us one of the first boats in. The trick to a podium place though is navigating across the Gulf Stream in the most efficient manner. With currents running right to left across the course at up to 4.5 kts and strong squalls each night in the region around that wonderfully warm Northbound flow it is those that understand and use the conditions to their advantage best that will take home the glory.
We will run a two-day training session before the start to bring you up to speed with our high levels of safety awareness and offshore crew management systems and to give you the information you need to be able to push our boats fast.
If you have been thinking you might one day do the The Bermuda Race-do it in style with a World Class Skipper, a Pedigree Race Boat and Full safety & Deck Operations training- all at a great price.