The Newport Bermuda Race is a 635-mile ocean race, most of it out of sight of land, usually lasting three to six days. It crosses a stretch of the Atlantic ocean known for challenging weather, especially in the Gulf Stream, where there are strong currents.
Every two years in mid-June, over 180 boats start from the historic seaport of Newport, RI. This year there are many past and present Figawi sailors in the race. Figawi would like to wish them a great sail! The warning is at 12:50 pm today, June 15th.
Check out bermudarace.com for race tracking or @bdarace on twitter for updates.
Dr. John Osmond - Figawi Board of Governor and Chairman of the Newport Bermuda Race
Michael D'Amelio - Figawi sponsor and skipper of Med Spirit
Dreamcatcher skippered by Stephen Kylander
Slide Rule skippered by Scott Bearse
Wazimo skippered by W. Barrett Holby Jr
Temptress skippered by Robert W. Kits Van Heyningen
Shindig skippered by Kevin G Flannery
Calusa skippered by Peter H Holmes
Moondance skippered by Michael V Johnson
Ruse skippered by Bill Marsh