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2020 Online Newport Bermuda Race open for entry

by Newport Bermuda Race Media 13 Jun 09:53 PDT 19 June 2020
The Dehler 46 is a fast and comfortable three-cabin cruiser/racer designed for North Sea performance by Judel/Vrolijk. It is a great example of the style of boats commonly sailed by amateurs in the St. David's Lighthouse Division. © Newport Bermuda Race

The 2020 Online Race is open for entry—Practice now for 6/19 start. Sailonline.org has opened the course for practice a week ahead of the race, which begins next Friday at 1300 EDT.

There's still plenty of time if you haven't registered yet. Read on.

Step One: Register for race communications and prizes from Goslings at the Online Race Page.
Step Two: Create an account at Sailonline.org.
Step Three: Enter the race and choose your boat:

  • Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300 (Double-Handed)
  • Dehler 46 (St. David's Lighthouse)
  • X-Yachts Xp-55 (Gibbs Hill Lighthouse)
  • Italia 14.98 (Finisterre)
Watch the video below to get set up at Sailonline.org and learn to sail your boat. Any difficulties? Write

Practice: A little practice goes a long way on the water and online. Go to Sailonline.org and enter a local time-trial event staged by our favorite public-access sailing program, Sail Newport. Join their sprint around Block Island and Fishers Island to learn the basics. The Sail Newport Timed Race won't take long, either—you'll be sailing a 100-foot maxi trimarans...

You can also join the Auckland to Fiji Race, which is just getting started and will be a good chance to sail through a couple of ocean weather systems.

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