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Newport Bermuda Race - Six retired, six finished and 152 still racing

'Jim Madden's Stark Raving Mad - second finisher in the St. David's Lighthouse division - 2014 Newport Bermuda Race'    Daniel Forster/PPL    Click Here to view large photo

Just six boats had finished the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race by late Tuesday afternoon in Bermuda— Shockwave, Bella Mente, Caol Ila, and Constellation have finished in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division. Kodiak and Stark Racing Mad VII have finished in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. The tally is six boats retired, six finished and 152 still racing.

Eugene Rayner, the retiring Chairman of the Bermuda Race finish line committee. -  Barry Pickthall-PPL ©  
The 2014 Newport Bermuda Race may set a record tonight. According to the Pantaenius Race Tracker estimated elapsed time calculations, as many as 120 yachts will cross the finish line between sunset Tuesday and sunrise Wednesday morning. That is an average of 14 finishers per hour and must be a record for the Newport Bermuda books.

Eugene Rayner and his St. David’s Lighthouse finish line team will certainly have their hands full. Officials will place two committee boats at the finish to make sure they can identify all the boats that will probably be squeezed together in packs as they cross the line.

Will there be chaos on the Bermuda line tonight? Boats need to cross the 291º magnetic bearing to the tower between the confining markers and then turn left, out to sea, to avoid the reefs inshore. Think of 10 boats finishing within minutes and that’s chaos.

Constellation, the US Naval Academy TP52, was the last arrival on Monday. They finished at 8:25 PM. Kodiak, skippered by Llwyd Ecclestone, was in at 2:17AM Tuesday and Jim Madden’s Stark Raving Mad VII finished at 7:19. Times are all Eastern Daylight Time, the race baseline. Kodiak, a 66-foot custom racer, was the first to finish in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. She leads Stark Raving Mad on provisional corrected time in this Cruiser-Racer, amateur group of 97 entries.

Back at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Jahn Tihansky and Chris Schubert, the two US Naval Academy coaches aboard Constellation, were elated about their young crew’s performance, even though they are fourth in their division on provisional results. 'We were surprised to be the fourth mast at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.' Tihansky said. 'After getting stuck in five parking lots in the Gulf Stream, we thought the harbor would be fuller.

Kodiak skippered by Llwyd Ecclestone - hoping for a second St David's Lighthouse win. - 2014 Newport Bermuda Race -  Daniel Forster/PPL   Click Here to view large photo
'We went through the west to east part of the Stream and caught the cold eddy below that. We parked along the way; but even with the sails slatting in the slop, we were making 2kts over the bottom towards Bermuda. We caught the southbound train to the new wind, hooked into the southwesterly breeze building from 6kts to 15kts which held steady to the finish. It was a great ride... we caught the train to the new wind and rode it all the way home.'

Chris Schubert talked about the race below the cold eddy. 'We were hauling the mail, crashing off big waves and concerned that the boat would break. We took down the main and sailed at a 65-75º true wind angle with only a number four jib and were still making 9.5kts to Bermuda. The boat was much more comfortable and still sailing fast.'

Josh Forgacs, the Academy midshipman who skippered Constellation, said, 'We had issues with water from small leaks and from waves getting into the electronics. 'We had to reduce the angle of heel to keep the boat on her feet, which made it easier to pump the flat bottomed bilge.' He was happy to be in Bermuda after the 'Thrash to the Onion Patch.'

Check the website for updates as the major part of the fleet approaches Bermuda.

Commander’s Weather

1) No significant weather systems in the tropical North Atlantic

2) Cold front is just N of Bermuda and will stall near or N of Bermuda today

a) There are a few isolated squalls along the frontal zone – Bermuda Airport at 0500edt is having a thundershower
b) Winds are very light NW, N, NE, and ENE north of the frontal zone and only slightly stronger from the S, SW, and W south of the frontal zone

3) Very light winds will continue all day today

a) By this evening, winds will be NE, E, and ESE north of the front and slight S, SW, and W south of the front

4) The very light winds will continue into Wed morning

a) There could be a brief squall near and N of Bermuda
b) The frontal zone will start to move NE during Wed
c) The S and SW winds will start to spread to the NE during Wed afternoon and night

5) SW winds up to 10-15 kts may fill in late Wed night/Thu, as a cold front moves to the North Carolina coast

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by Talbot Wilson


  

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