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Newport Bermuda Race in Jeanneau Sunfast 3300

by Jeanneau America 8 Jun 2020 03:17 PDT 19 June 2020
Jeanneau Sunfast 3300 © Jeanneau America

Every two years, hundreds of sailors gear up for the 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race, the oldest scheduled ocean race of its kind. Beginning in 1906, it is one of the most prestigious international distance races and one of the two races who course is completely out of sight of land.

This race attracts sailors from all across North America and the world. In 2018 there was a total of 170 boats entered across the different divisions. In 2016, over 23 countries were represented and 55 of the boats entered had at least one sailor from outside of the United States.

This year, the race was canceled because of the worldwide pandemic. To keep the Newport to Bermuda Race spirit alive, the race committee decided to move their focus to an online version of the ocean racing classic.

In partnership with SailOnline.org, this year the race will be the 2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race -- June 19, 2020! Online racing may not be for everyone, but we ask that crews, navigators, and skippers take on this challenge!

The race has been split into four divisions: Double-Handed, St. David's Lighthouse, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, and Finisterre. This online event will challenge your navigation for the Thrash to the Onion Patch.

Jeanneau America is excited to announce our very own raceboat, the Sun Fast 3300 will be raced in a virtual one-design in the double-handed division of the 2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race.

So what are you waiting for?! The time is NOW to sign up and take the helm of the Sun Fast 3300. Registration is free into any of the four divisions and prizes will be awarded for top finishers in each division.

How to Register

  1. To be eligible for prizes and receive race communications, you must register here and have a SailOnline.Org Username ready. If you don't already have an account with SailOnline.org, visit here.
  2. Get familiar with the format by reading the SailOnline.Org Manual.
  3. Join our Online Race Webinar, hosted by US Sailing's "Starboard Portal" (date TBA) to learn more from SailOnline experts on virtual racing.
  4. Create an account at SailOnline.org and sail a practice race.
  5. Enter the Race at SailOnline.org anytime after it formally opens on June 11.
  6. Start the race at SailOnline.org on June 19, 1300 EDT.
  7. Follow along on our website and social media for stories from fellow competitors around the world.
  8. Finish the Race to win prizes.

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