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Newport Bermuda Race-Prep Webinar Series begins today

by Newport Bermuda Race Media 9 Feb 2021 05:39 PST 7pm EST February 9, 2021
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If the Newport Bermuda Race is on your bucket list, join us for one or all of the events in our free webinar series, presented by Bermuda Tourism Authority and Goslings Rum.

With a panel including experts and recent first-timers, our first webinar aims to answer your questions on how to prepare well for a successful and safe race. Subsequent webinars will look at different aspects of the race, and all will engage in multiple discussion points for your race preparation.

Register on the Race-Prep Webinar page for Tuesday's webinar and you'll receive a confirmation email with a link. For all who have registered, we'll send a reminder email with the link on Tuesday afternoon. Afterwards, we'll send you a link to the recording in case you missed the event.

There's no charge for the webinars, and you can input questions as you register or ask them during the event.

Looking Back: Best Vlog of 2018:

If we had given out an award for the best onboard video in the 2018 Thrash to the Onion Patch, it would have gone to Warner Nickerson aboard the Baltic 47 Masquerade. Especially since the race was more of a drift than a thrash. You have to work it to create riveting video when the wind is averaging three knots for much of the race, but Warner worked it—and the crew of Masquerade tolerated him. Especially when they saw his drone footage.

Read more here

Looking Forward: Prepping for 2022

Polaris is a dark blue Sydney 47, recently acquired by nine-time Newport Bermuda racer Will Passano, a Cruising Club of America member hailing from Gibson Island, Md. The new owner had been looking for a 42- to 45-footer but bought this “rocketship” sight unseen (except Facetime) from Noel Cornish, commodore of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and a successful Sydney Hobart racer. The price was right, the boat came with a stellar sail and equipment inventory, and it had the Bermuda Race layout Passano wanted—nav station to starboard, galley to port.

Read more here...

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