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23 February 2006, 01:39 pm
Race Online Entry Now Available
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Newport Bermuda Race 2006

Online application for entry is now available for the Centennial Bermuda Race - Newport Bermuda 2006 at
Sailors wanting to register can go to and click the Registration to Race link button at the top left and you will be taken to the registration area. Instructions for registration are available at and may be downloaded for easy reference.

This is the Centennial Bermuda Race and a great cause for celebration in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, where the race has started since 1936, and at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) on Hamilton Harbour where the race first finished in 1906.

The race from America to Bermuda was first sailed under the authority of the Brooklyn Yacht Club and the RBYC in 1906. Under Commodore Ambrose Gosling, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club assessed each member £2 sterling to pay for post race parties and sealed the deal. The RBYC and the Cruising Club of America have co-organized the race since 1926.

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 to Bermuda.

Talbot WILSON (As Amended By ISAF)
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