sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Newport Bermuda Race - Spirit of Bermuda on course
Newport Bermuda Race - Spirit of Bermuda on course

'The Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s sail-training schooner Spirit of Bermuda will join the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race fleet, sailing as the sole entry in the new “Spirit of Tradition” Division.'    John Wadson    Click Here to view large photo

Spirit of Bermuda was expected to make landfall in Newport, Rhode Island late Tuesday. Her young crew and their mentors will begin preparations Wednesday for their sail home to Bermuda in the 635-mile Newport Bermuda race starting on Friday afternoon, June 15th.

The 118ft triple masted sloop left Norfolk, Virginia, Monday to make the short sprint up the US East Coast to begin final preparations for the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race.

Spirit is competing alone in the experimental ‘Spirit of Tradition’ Division for the War Baby Trophy donated by local sailing legend Warren Brown.

Mr Brown, 82, is among Spirit’s crew of 32 that also includes Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club (RHADC) Commodore Allan Williams.

Spirit recently took part in a tall ships and naval rally and port festival (OpSail 2012) in Yorktown and Norfolk, Virginia celebrating the War of 1812 by declaration of the US Congress.

Both Norfolk and Yorktown have strong historical ties to Bermuda dating from the 18th century and the American Revolution.

Spirit is a purpose-built sail training vessel based on civilian Bermudian-type schooners built in Bermuda by blacks and whites between 1810 and 1840.

In nearly six years of operation since September, 2006, Spirit has provided a character development programme for more than 2,600 young people and has sailed more than 38,000 miles in overseas voyages to 17 ports in ten countries.

The 230,000lb sloop was designed by noted naval architect Bill Langan of Langan Design Associates of Newport, Rhode Island, built by Rockport Marine in Rockport, Maine and launched in 2006.

There are four more Bermuda boats (Nasty Medicine, Tiburón, Icarus, and Patriot) competing in this year’s Newport Bermuda Race that commences June 15 and concludes several days later in St David’s, Bermuda.

Spectators at home can follow Spirit and their favorite yachts Newport Bermuda Race with Yellowbrick Tracking by clicking on the Race Tracker button on the left side of the event website home page.

The Royal Gazette website


by Colin Thompson, The Royal Gazette

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98411

11:15 AM Wed 13 Jun 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT