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Newport Bermuda Race 2006

Applications for entry in the Centennial 2006 Newport Bermuda Race have come in at a record pace since the online registration went live some two weeks ago. As of Monday morning 7 March, applications stood at 194. Some regular competitors and 32 boats with berths reserved or waitlisted at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club still have not registered. When they do, organizers think the total will be more than 220 entries.
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The race entry record is 182 boats set in 1982 and tied in 2002. There is no limit on the number of entries that the organizers will accept. If sailors have a yacht and crew that are qualified for the race, they are invited to apply for entry in the historical centennial Bermuda Race.

The list of boats that have submitted their application for entry as of 0745 hours local time Monday 7 March is located at

Online application for entry continues through 1 April. Yachts considered for entry will have until 15 May to submit their full entry documentation. Go to and click the Registration to Race link button at the top left and you will be taken to the registration area. The direct URL to applications is HERE, whilst instructions are available HERE and may be downloaded for easy reference.

Set For The Off On 16 June

Racing starts 16 June as an international fleet of racing and cruising yachts sets off again to Bermuda on the centennial thrash to the Onion Patch. The huge fleet will be crossing the finish line off St. David's Lighthouse as they have since 1906, concluding the 635 mile crossing from Newport, Rhode Island, USA to Bermuda. The Cruising Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club have co-organized the biennial race since 1926 and it has been raced from Newport since 1936.

Talbot WILSON (As Amended By ISAF)
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