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June 19, 2020
June 26, 2020

Newport Bermuda Race 2020


Total days:8Racing days: 8

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Beginners, Еxperienced

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Russian, English
Newport Bermuda Race 2020
About event

Start:Newport, RI, USA


Newport Bermuda Race 2020

The 635-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race, one of the very few international distance races, and one of just two of the world’s regularly scheduled races held almost entirely out of sight of land. This is one of the oldest regattas - it was founded in 1906. In 2020, the 52nd Bermuda Race will be held.

Its purpose is “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 an opportunity to become proficient in the art of navigation. . . .” The race attracts sailors from across North America and the globe. Regatta organizers encourage the participation of beginners.

The regatta starts just off Castle Hill Lighthouse. 150-200 boats take two hours to start the race with thousands of onlookers from the shore and water. Depending on the weather, the currents in the Gulf Stream, and the boat’s size, the race takes 2 – 6 to six days finishing off St. David’s Lighthouse.

Some interesting statistics: in 2006, the largest number of yachts - 265, participated, in 2018, yachtsmen represented 26 countries of the world. It is interesting, what facts will the regatta add to its statistics in 2020?

Events schedule

  • Jun 19, 2020

    The regatta starts in Newport near Castle Hill Lighthouse. 150-200 yachts will take part in the race, thousands of spectators will watch the start from the shore.

  • Jun 20, 2020

    The start of the race to Bermuda. Depending on weather conditions and the size of the boat, the regatta takes from two to six days.

  • Jun 26, 2020

    The end of the regatta, awarding and gala dinner at the Governor's house.



The regatta runs from Newport to Bermuda via the Gulf Stream.


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