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Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:14 AM
Read the Bermuda Sun's Newport Bermuda Race 2012 supplement in full on our features newsstand.
  • Newport Bermuda Race 2012 full edition
    Saturday, June 16, 2012 9:14 AM
    Read the Bermuda Sun's Newport Bermuda Race 2012 supplement in full on our features newsstand.

  • Thrash to Onion Patch still a challenge
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:57 AM
    This 48th Newport Bermuda Race, the oldest, regularly scheduled ocean yacht race, continues to challenge its contenders. Mercurial Gulf Stream crossings, edgy weather and strong currents connive to test the resilience of both sailors and boats that, for most of the race, are out of sight of land.

  • Race is a 'rite of passage', says chairman
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:56 AM
    Physician, sailor and golfer John Osmond is also chairman of the 2012 Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC). He has been on the committee 12 years. "Every cycle I am awed by the dedication demonstrated by the 45 Cruising Club of America and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, mostly volunteers that form the Organizing Committee," Dr Osmond said.

  • Commodore relying on 'amazing team'
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:55 AM
    During this 2012 Newport-Bermuda Race year, Royal Bermuda Yacht Club commodore Jonathan Brewin is representing his official host club on land. He heads what he called an amazing team of flag officers, staff and committed membership that help him give back to the sport he adores.

  • 'Outstanding race' is co-sponsors' goal
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:54 AM
    Bermuda Race co-sponsor, the Cruising Club of America (CCA) is 84 years old. It functions without a clubhouse, shore-side base or paid staff.

  • Race registering: The numbers game
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:53 AM
    Not everyone who registers for the Newport-Bermuda Race makes it to the starting line, according to Frederick W. Deichmann.

  • Veterans and newcomers pair for race
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:52 AM
    2012 marks the second Newport-Bermuda Race in which the Ambassadors programme has featured. The programme now officially pairs Bermuda Race veterans with first time participants.

  • Crosshairs, chronometer and a GPS
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:51 AM
    Three hundred square kilometres of coral reefs protect Bermuda from invasion. Every even-numbered year, however, scores of seaworthy yachts - well-found and fortuitous in their hunt for the island - lay claim to its shores.

  • Lighting sails helps for night finishes
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:50 AM
    If by night, a boat's Newport-Bermuda Race finish has traditionally required that the crew shine a light on the shoreward sail number at five and two minutes before the line and again as they finish. The light helps the Finish Line Committee identify the finishing yacht.

  • Manager ensures welcome for visiting yachts
    Friday, June 15, 2012 1:45 AM
    Reggie Horseman, who became RBYC marina manager last October, talked with the Bermuda Sun about his new position.

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