Newport-Bermuda Race

Race | Newport - Bermuda | June 17-21, 2020 | Skipper: TBC & CSM | Boat: Challenger & Falcon

Join the most famous offshore race in North America. The Newport-Bermuda Race is a 635 Nm offshore race with the longest history in North American Offshore sailing. Although not the longest or most gruelling of races the dash over to the ‘Onion Patch’ is one of the most popular and highly regarded races in the world.

“It’s a feather in every sailor’s cap to have done the race, and many consider the Lighthouse Trophy the most coveted trophy in distance racing.” – Gary Jobson

The race is just a two to three-day blast for our boats depending on the 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 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.

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Boat, captain, what's included and not

What’s included …

  • Food while on the boat
  • Accommodation on the boat once training has begun
  • 2 days of safety training prior to the event
  • Spartan crew shirt to wear onboard & keep
  • Your dockage fees
  • Diesel
  • Damage waiver

… and what’s not included

  • Travel to and from the boat
  • Visa fees (if needed)
  • On land food

Skipper: Chris Stanmore-Major

Chris Stanmore-Major is an extremely experienced sailor and sail training instructor. As of 2019, he has sailed approximately 315,000 Nm (the distance to the moon) in yachts ranging from 45′ – 150′. This milage includes two races around the world – once as the skipper of ‘Qingdao’ the Chinese entry in the 2009/10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and once solo in 2010/11 in the Velux 5 Oceans Race sailing an IMOCA Open 60 ‘Spartan’. Read more…


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