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Newport Bermuda Race 2022

Newport Bermuda Race 2022

On-Line Race starts Friday 17th June at 1700 UTC

Sailonline is delighted to announce that we will again be partnering with the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee ( BROC – made up of the Cruising Club of America and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club ) for the online running of the famous Newport Bermuda Race. So, if you cannot make it out onto the real water for this epic event, here is your chance to compete with both real and online sailors in virtual reality on sailonline.org.

The very first Bermuda Race was held in 1906 when the general view was that it would be insane for amateur sailors to race offshore in boats under 80 feet. Thomas Fleming Day, editor of ‘The Rudder’ magazine, vehemently disagreed, insisting, “The danger of the sea for generations has been preached by the ignorant.” Certain that an ocean race would be enjoyable and safe, and also develop better sailors and better boats, the Newport Bermuda Race was born.

Since 1906, more than 50,000 men and women of all ages and 5,000 yachts have sailed in this unique race that is known and respected worldwide as "The Thrash to the Onion Patch". Also, the race takes some credit for the formation of the Fastnet Race, for accelerating the career of famed designer Olin Stephens and for the development of new rating rules.

One of the unique features of Sailonline is the ability to run different yacht polars in the same race, and as the Bermuda Race has traditionally been conducted in four major divisions, we will be doing the same in this year’s virtual Newport Bermuda Race 2020.

Participants can choose one of the following when registering for the online race:

Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division
Reichel Pugh 64

St. Davids Lighthouse Division
First 44.7 Asymmetric

Finisterre Cruising Division
Delphia 47

Double-Handed Division
Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300

For more information about each yacht and a view of the polar diagram that will apply online, please click on a yacht type name, and note that the First 44.7 we will be sailing is a copy of the polar SOLer SlideRule uses on his real-life S.V. 'Slide Rule' which will be competing in the real-life race.

Also, a great incentive for all online competitors are the fabulous prizes being offered by the BROC and their sponsors across all divisions - Skipper bags for 1st, Navigator bags for 2nd, Hats for 3rd, and Posters to all finishers. To make sure that the race organizers know who you are, please register on the Bermuda Race Prizes site.

Sailonline's virtual Bermuda Race will open for pre-race practice on Tuesday 7th June at 2300 UTC.

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Valletta Sprint 2022 - RESULTS

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A cannon shot on the walls of Valletta gave the signal to take off. The first leg to the northern exit of the Mesina Strait, as expected, did actually establish the final ranking of the race. Scylla, still sleeping, let the avant-garde of our fleet through practically without a fight. The main forces led by Go4iT fought a fierce fight with her, but it's hard to say how many Scyllas heads were cut off for the BBQ and how they tasted. 😊
First come, first served gets gifts.
This was also the case with the visit to the god of winds Eol, where TarassBoulba and Zorba777 got the best windbags. The rest only got greetings. TarassBoulba perfectly used the gift of the god of winds and did not give up the lead until the end of the race, despite the lack of access to modern navigation aids, as he himself wrote in the chat.
Zorba777, as usual, experimented but the winds prevented him from falling off the podium anyway.
WRmirekd and Sax747 did what they could and because they could not do much, they did not do much losing 25 minutes to the winner.
Excellent navigation gentlemen, congratulations.

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San Francisco to New York 2022 - RESULTS

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It was only the second time that we raced as a SOL on the San Francisco to New York route around Cape Horn. The previous race was held in 2016. It is therefore difficult to speak of any significant navigation experience on this route. Although some certainly used their observations. Renegade describes it all in an interesting way in his report, which we highly recommend to your attention.

This year we changed the boat to the Volvo 70, but we didn't break the 35 days 18 hours 43 minutes and 17 seconds record set for the Super Maxi 100.
The winner was the rafa with a time of 38 days 3 hours 23 minutes and 42 seconds. The podium was completed by nordee and SCARABOCCHIO. Congratulations!

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Virtual AWKR Race 2022 - RESULTS

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GOOD ONYA Tyger!!!

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This classic triangle race has turned out to be a very exclusive race this year. Only 67 crews representing 21 flags showed up at the start. Of this group, only 45 crews completed the race. The way to overcome the first and third legs determined the final results. The second leg was a moment of relaxation and a time to determine the final tactics on the way to the finish line.

Not surprisingly, the winner was Tyger, who knows these waters like no other contestant. But you can read about all of this in his report. WRmirekd and CollegeFund completed the podium.
Congratulations, very well done!.

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Pantaenius Shetland Race 2022 - Leg 2
As always, we don't spend much time in Lerwick, Shetland and after some brief but excellent celebrations we are rapidly heading back to Bergen, Norway, for the second leg of the Pantaenius Shetland Race 2022. The North Sea always provides with some exciting racing and we are sure that this race will be no different!
Race #1581
INFO from brainaid.de
First 40.7 Particulars
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
RACE CLOSE: Thursday,
June 30 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jun 26th 09:00 Registration Open!

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Isla St George Sprint 2022
The Bass Islands, in western Lake Erie, are a mere couple of miles west of the southernmost boundary of Canada. In this 21nm PYOC sprint, we will set off from East Harbor in our RC 44s and leave North Bass Island (historically Isle St. George) to port before quickly returning to East Harbor.
Race #1584
INFOby brainaid.de
NAM_AWIP WX Updates:
0245 / 0845 / 1445 / 2045
RACE CLOSE: Wednesday,
29 June at 2300 UTC
Race starts: Jun 25th 18:00 Registration Open!

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Newport Bermuda Race 2022

The 635-mile biennial Newport Bermuda Race is one of the oldest regularly scheduled ocean races, and with the Fastnet Race and the Sydney to Hobart Race, it is one of the three great classic races of the yachting world. Founded in 1906, this the 52nd running of the Bermuda Race can also be participated in online.
Entries are invited for one of the four divisions:
Double-Handed Division:
Jeanneau Sun Fast 3300
St. David's Lighthouse Division:
First 44.7 Asymmetric
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division:
Reichel Pugh 64
Finisterre Division:
Delphia 47
Details for each yacht are available in the ‘Particulars’ links below and be sure to register your online choice on the Bermuda Race Online link – there are some fine prizes to be won.
As in real life, you can only sail one boat in one division, so choose your virtual yacht carefully, and because of the unusual (for SOL) 4-division nature of the event, please note results will not count towards ANY Sailonline Rankings.
Race #1568
INFOby brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Ranking: None

RACE CLOSE: Saturday,
July 2 at 2300 UTC.
Race starts: Jun 17th 17:00 Registration Closed
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Geraldton to Cape Town 2022
A race in the Southern Indian Ocean is always entertaining, especially in a Riptide 50. Traditionally the course would be West to East, to take advantage of the prevailing winds, but this time the SRC is challenging us to an E-W course, from Geraldton in Western Australia to Cape Town in South Africa. A brief 4800nm!
Race #1575
INFO by brainaid.de
WX Updates:
0430 / 1030 / 1630 / 2230
Race starts: Jun 12th 05:00 Registration Closed

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