Shockwave and Bella Mente (Photo by George Bekris)

Shockwave and Bella Mente (Photo by George Bekris)

By Talbot Wilson

Three boats had finished the 2014 Newport Bermuda Race by late Monday afternoon

— Shockwave, Bella Mente, Caol Ila R

George Sakellaris’ big white Richel/Pugh mini-maxi Shockwave crossed the finish line off Bermuda’s St. David’s Lighthouse Monday morning at 5:34 race time EDT (6:34AM local time). Her elapsed time was 63:04:11. Bella Mente, Hap Fauth’s 72 foot Judel/Vrolijk mini-maxi, followed by seven minutes with her time at 63:11:25. The two had battled head to head within sight of each almost continuously for over 635 miles.

Shockwave heading for a dawn finish off St David's Lighthouse. Photo Barry Pickthall/PPL

Shockwave heading for a dawn finish off St David’s Lighthouse. Photo Barry Pickthall/PPL

Caol Ila R, Alex Schaerer’s 68 foot Mills IRC racer, crossed third at 8:33 local time, three hours behind Shockwave at 66:03:52.

Based on preliminary ORR results, Shockwave stands first on corrected time in the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division, Bella Mente is second and Caol Ila R is third.

The next boat on the course, the US Naval Academy TP52 Constellation, is expected to finish more than 16 hours after the leader on Monday night. The remainder of the fleet is caught in the fickle winds of a frontal zone, waiting for the system to drift east-southeast and weaken. The picture is not pretty for boats still on the course. Light conditions will prevail through Wednesday and maybe longer.

Robbie Doyle sailed his 12th Newport Bermuda Race as the “stratitician” on board George Sakellaris’ Shockwave.

Doyle said, “Different guys called different things for the general strategy. The navigator made a lot of big calls. We had to hunt to find the (Gulf) Stream… we never found the 4 knot real road to Bermuda. It had broken up before we got there. Forecasters had predicted it might, but they suggested we might get there before it would start to dismember. The Stream was really breaking up pretty quick.”

“We got a knot and a half out of it.” He continued, “The stream came around (motioning to indicate a southwest to northeast direction to southeast direction) and what happened is that this part (flow) stopped and decided it was going to reconnect itself eventually and just become a smooth stream. We got through it.”

When asked about the cold core eddy predicted below the flow, Doyle said, “We caught that eddy, but it was only a knot and a half of current; still nice because we had it for 40 nautical miles. It wasn’t the three knots we had fought to get to that point for.“

Congratulations to George Sakellaris and the team aboard Shockwave for winning line honors in this year’s race. The win adds to Shockwave’s growing list of recent victories, highlighted by their division win in the 2012 Newport-Bermuda Race, the 2013 Montego Bay, and the 2014 RORC Caribbean 600 Race. Originally launched in 2008 as Alpha Romero 3, Shockwave continues her winning ways.

George Sakellaris, owner of the first to finish yacht Shockwave celebrates with Gosling's Dark 'n Stormy drink with his crew on arrival at the Royal Bermuda YC dock. Photo Barry Pickthall/PPL

George Sakellaris, owner of the first to finish yacht Shockwave celebrates with Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy drink with his crew on arrival at the Royal Bermuda YC dock. Photo Barry Pickthall/PPL

Commander’s Weather
1) Frontal zone is located from 35/65w to 33n/70w to Savannah early this morning
a) This front will continue to drift ESE and weaken

2) An expanding area of light winds will develop along and N and S of the frontal zone
a) The shower and squall activity will be diminishing this morning and will become at most isolated this afternoon and tonight
b) The nice SW winds in Bermuda will become much lighter late today and tonight

3) By Tue morning, the frontal zone will be located from 35n/60 30w to 33n/65w to a weak low near 32-33n/74w
a) Light NE-E winds north of the front and very light SW-W winds south of the front
b) Shower/squall activity will be at most isolated and possibly non-existent

4) Wed will see the light wind conditions continuing
a) The frontal zone will be drifting N with light SW and S winds also spreading slowly north during the day

For scratch sheets, crew lists, and other information about the boats, go to Race Documents & Rules.

Twenty-nine of the two Newport Bermuda Lighthouse Divisions’ entries are also sailing the 25th Onion Patch Series, a tough triathlon of offshore racing. These Onion Patch racers have just sailed the NYYC 160th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex in Newport and will form the core of the June 27nd RBYC Anniversary Regatta which now has 32 entries. The RBYC Anniversary Regatta is open to all IRC or ORR rated yachts over 25 feet in Bermuda. Anniversary Regatta entries close at noon on June 25th. Information is online at and at — carries Newport Bermuda Race rules, news, videos, photos, history, and expert advice. Race news is also posted on the Newport Bermuda Race 2014 Facebook page and on Twitter at @BdaRace.

HIRO MARU and the Class 1 St. David's Lighthouse Division Start 2014 (Photo by George Bekris)

HIRO MARU and the Class 1 St. David’s Lighthouse Division Start 2014 (Photo by George Bekris)

It Was a Little Messy, but the Bermuda Race Fleet has Started

Spirit of Bermuda Starts off the Race for 2014 (Photo By George Bekris)

Spirit of Bermuda Starts off the Race for 2014 (Photo By George Bekris)

By John Rousmaniere

If it was more fun for  spectators than the sailors, the reason was the sea breeze that inched toward the starting line until it finally dominated the northerly.Newport. RI, June 20, 2014, 7 PM.  Who would have thought that spinnakers would be flown at the starts of two Newport Bermuda Races in a row?  The race did not gain its well-known nickname, “The Thrash to the Onion Patch,” because it’s a downwind sleigh ride, like the Transpac.  The 2012 start was a fast run before a fresh northerly for every one of the 165 boats in every class.  This year was a little more complicated for the 164 starters. As the five divisions in 14 classes got going over a period of two and one-half hours, the first half of the fleet in seven starts got away in a leftover northerly breeze under spinnaker.   Not so the last seven.  Like a typical summer day on Long Island Sound, the mouth of Narragansett Bay was full of confusion.

Some of the Class 2 fleet St. David's Lighthouse Division Start 2014  (Photo by George Bekris)

Some of the Class 2 fleet St. David’s Lighthouse Division Start 2014 (Photo by George Bekris)

(Photo by George Bekris)

(Photo by George Bekris)

The afternoon’s winners appear to be the boats that started early, Classes 1, 2, and 3–the smaller and medium-size boats in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division.  With the light to moderate northerly on their stern, they tacked downwind to the buoy marking the outer reaches of Brenton Reef, and carried their chutes around the mark and onto the southeasterly course to Bermuda. When the southwester filled in like a light summer blanket, all they had to do was raise the jib, douse the spinnaker, and tack onto starboard, meanwhile holding the same course.


One of the biggest of those winners may be Sinn Fein, the Cal 40 that’s always sailed well by Peter Rebovich, Sr., and his crew of family and friends from Raritan Yacht Club, in New Jersey.  The two-time winners of the St. David’s Lighthouse Division (in 2006 and 2008), they’ve been preoccupied by other concerns since the 2012 race: rebuilding their boat after she was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Today they set the spinnaker promptly and effectively, found the right apparent wind angle, and pulled away. When last seen, Sinn Fein was on the far horizon, closehauled in the seabreeze and racing to Bermuda near the head of a clump of at least 50 other smaller boats. The Pantaenius tracker at 3 p.m. (about two hours after the Class 1 start) showed Sinn Fein slightly behind William Klein’s CC 40, Glim. We’ll know when we see later tracker readings (being sure to remember the 4-hour time delay) and a get a sense of the wind and wave conditions as the big fleet gets out into the Atlantic.

(Photo by George Bekris)

(Photo by George Bekris)

But at least everybody’s racing, and headed toward the Gulf Stream, where (the forecasters are telling us) they may find more to worry about than a shifty wind—such as squalls and big seas that could turn this race into a real thrash.The boats that started an hour or so later than Class 1 had any number of troubles as the seabreeze slowly pushed away the northerly. At one moment a Class 6 medium-size St. David’s Lighthouse boat with a red spinnaker up and pulling well on port tack was less than 25 yards abeam of another Class 6 boat with a green and yellow chute pulling well on starboard tack.  A few minutes later, the seabreeze reached the starting line in the mouth of Narragansett Bay just as Class 8 (large St. David’s boats) was making its final approach—some running in the dying northerly, others beating in the slowly building southerly.

(Photo by George Bekris)

(Photo by George Bekris)


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Carina Winner Of  (Photo by George Bekris )

Carina Winner Of St. David's Lighthouse Division At Start (Photo by George Bekris )


Owned and sailed by Rives Potts (Westbrook, CT) with a crew blending four families, Carina is the 46th winner of the race’s top trophy in the 104-year history of the race, which runs 635 miles from Newport, RI to St. David’s Light, Bermuda.
The 48-foot McCurdy & Rhodes designed sloop won on corrected time under the Offshore Racing Rule by the very large margin of 3 hours, 35 minutes over Gregory B. Manning’s Sarah  (Warwick, RI). Belle Aurore, a Cal 40 owned by R. Douglas Jurrius (Easton, MD) was third, seven minutes behind Sarah.

Carina’s chances for winning looked good but hardly certain when she finished the race at dawn Tuesday. Her chief challenge came from Belle Aurore and three other boats in Class 1, the small-boat class. Any of them could save their time and elbow Carina off the victory podium should she finish by about 7 PM. Many sailors at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and elsewhere spent much of Tuesday following the quartet’s progress on the online iBoattrack tracker. In the end, nobody was able to save their time on Carina.

Those four smaller boats still did well. Belle Aurore won Class 1 and took third place in the St. David’s Lighthouse Division. Two other Cal 40s, Peter Rebovich’s two-time defending champion Sinn Fein (Metuchen, NJ) and Bill Leroy’s Gone with the Wind (Tiburon, CA), took second in the class and seventh in the division, and third in class and eighth in the division, respectively.  The fourth boat, David G. Dickerson’s Peterson 38 Lindy, was fourth in class and 20th in the division.

Carina also won the North Rock Beacon Trophy as the top boat under the IRC Rule, with a margin of nearly four hours over Gracie, a custom 69-footer owned by Stephen and Simon Frank (Darien and Rowayton, CT). Gracie was also designed by McCurdy & Rhodes. Third under IRC was Arbella, a First 44.7 owned by James Shaughnessy (Greenwich, CT).

As of Noon ADT Wednesday, 9 boats in the 183-boat fleet were still on the race course. This is the third largest Newport Bermuda Race since it was founded in 1906. The St. David’s Lighthouse Division, for amateur crews, is the largest of the race’s five divisions, with 103 boats this year. 

Invictus At Start (Photo by George Bekris)

  Invictus At Start (Photo by George Bekris)


2010 Newport Bermuda Race


Place, Yacht, Owner, Origin, Results (ORR(Cls, Div) / IRC(Cls, Div))

Class 1 (11 Boats) – St. David’s Lighthouse Division

1. Belle Aurore, Cal 40, R Douglas Jurrius, Oxford, MD, 1, 3 / 1, 8
2. Sinn Fein, Cal 40, Peter S. Rebovich, Sr., Metuchen, NJ, 2, 7 / 2, 10
3. Gone With The Wind, Cal 40, William M. LeRoy, San Francisco, CA, 3, 8 / NA, NA
4. Lindy, Peterson 38, David G. Dickerson, Niantic Bay, 4, 20 / NA, NA
5. Aurora, Tartan 41, Andrew F. Kallfelz, Jamestown, RI, 5, 22 / 3, 26
6. Frolic, Sabre 362, Peter G. Brown, Greenwich, CT, 6, 26 / 4, 37
7. Hiro Maru, Swan 43 Classic, Hiroshi Nakajima, Stamford, CT, 7, 34 / 5, 40
8. Spirit, Baltic 38DP, A. John Gregg, Philadelphia, 8, 90 / 6, 98
Class 2 (15 Boats) – St. David’s Lighthouse Division
1. Cygnette, Swan 441, William J. Mayer, Jamestown RI, 1, 5 / 1, 19
2. Swift, Navy 44 MK1, US Naval Academy, US Naval Academy, 2, 13 / 2, 24
3. Avenir, C&C 41, Joseph T. Murray, Bristol, RI, 3, 16 / NA, NA
4. Jacqueline IV, Hinckley SW42, Robert S. Forman, Jr, West Islip, NY, 4, 28 / 3, 47
5. Akela III, Swan 43, Djoerd Hoekstra, Oxford, MD, 5, 36 / NA, NA
6. Flirt, Navy 44 MK1, US NAVAL ACADEMY, US Naval Academy, 6, 44 / 4, 60
7. Mojoe, Peterson 43, Joseph M. Naroski, Marblehead, MA, 7, 45 / 5, 65
8. Rainmaker, Swan 40, Kenneth P. Hylwa Mr., Jamestown, RI, 8, 58 / NA, NA
9. Misty, J-40 WK, Fred A. Allardyce, Watch Hill, RI, 9, 62 / 6, 69
10. Beausoleil, Beneteau 456SD, Richard A Parent, New Harbor, ME, 10, 64 / 7, 79
11. Zwerver, S&S 57′ Berm Cut, Frans van Schaik, Rotterdam (NLD), 11, 65 / 8, 83
12. Morgan Of Marietta, Centurion 42, Colin G Golder, Newport RI, 12, 85 / 10, 93
13. Greyghost, Zaal 38, Philip W. Parish, Georgetown, MD, 13, 89 / 9, 87
14. Zest, Hinckley SW42, Brian E. Swiggett, Jamestown, RI, 14, 93 / 12, 97
15. Regatta, Carter 41, Constantine G. Koste, Oxford, MD, 15, 97 / 11, 95
Class 3 (14 Boats) – St. David’s Lighthouse Division
1. Carina, Ctm 48, Rives Potts, Westbrook, CT, 1, 1 / 1, 1
2. Dolphin, J-42, Henry S. Morgan, Annapolis, MD, 2, 10 / 2, 13
3. Xenophon, Swan 44 MKII, Jeffrey V. Rabuffo, MD, Newport, RI, 3, 12 / 5, 27
4. Triple Lindy, Swan 44 MK II, Joseph Mele, New York, NY, 4, 15 / 6, 32
5. Finesse, J-42, Newton P.S. Merrill, St. George, ME, 5, 17 / 3, 21
6. Babe, Swan 46, Colin E. Couper MD, Newport, RI, 6, 18 / 4, 25
7. Amigo VI, J-42, Bernie P. Coyne, Marblehead, MA, 7, 33 / 7, 45
8. True, J-42 (mod), Howard B. Hodgson, Jr., Newport, RI, 8, 37 / NA, NA
9. Whisper, Canning 48, Sheldon Brotman, Martha’s Vineyard, 9, 43 / 9, 56
10. Kalevala II, Grand Soleil 37, Tapio O. Saavalainen, Annapolis, MD, 10, 49 / 8, 55
11. Apsara, J-109, Mike Sleightholme, New Rochelle, NY, 11, 76 / 10, 76
12. Jade, J-42, Robert W. Thuss, Jr., Atlantic Highlands, 12, 81 / 11, 90
13. Tiger, Swan 46, Thomas & Nancy Grieb, Newport, RI, 13, 82 / NA, NA
14. Sailor Bandido, Quest 33, Christopher A. Palabrica, Chicago, IL, 14, 96 / NA, NA
Class 4 (13 Boats) – St. David’s Lighthouse Division
1. Windborn, J-120, Richard W. Born, Annapolis, MD, 1, 31 / NA, NA
2. Lapin, Benn Frst 40.7, Christopher Clark, Greenwich, CT, 2, 32 / 2, 41
3. Thejackal, Beneteau 40.7, John DeFilippo, Annapolis, MD, 3, 35 / 3, 43
4. Slide Rule, First 44.7, Scott Bearse, Barnstable, MA, 4, 46 / 1, 5
5. Hound, Ctm 60, Eberhart Frank, Vinalhaven, ME, 5, 50 / 9, 74
6. Shinnecock, J-120, James C. Praley, Annapolis, MD, 6, 51 / 4, 48
7. Valkyrie, First 44.7, David Andril, West River, MD, 7, 55 / 8, 72
8. Ricochet, J-120, USCGA, New London, CT, 8, 57 / 5, 61
9. Terrapin, Beneteau 40.7, Jonathan Litt, Riverside, CT, 9, 59 / 6, 62
10. Dogsled, Kaufman 47, Todd F. Barnard, Halifax, NS, 10, 60 / NA, NA
11. Ragana, Cape Fear 38R, Darius Peleda, Stmford, CT, 11, 71 / 10, 75
12. Star Chaser, Swan 51, Wijnand (Boogie) van den Boogaard, London, UK, 12, 74 / 7, 66
13. Rocket Science, J-120, Rick F. Oricchio, Black Rock, CT, 13, 84 / 11, 85
Class 5 (9 Boats) – St. David’s Lighthouse Division
1. Glory, J-44, Jack Neades/ USCGA, New London, CT, 1, 29 / 2, 36
2. Runaway, J-44, Lawrence R. Glenn, Oyster Bay, NY, 2, 40 / 3, 38
3. Vamp, J-44, Leonard J. Sitar, Atlantic Highlands, 3, 41 / 1, 34
4. Resolute, J-44 WK, Fred Madeira, Cumberland, ME, 4, 42 / 5, 53
5. Beagle, J-44, Philip H. Gutin, New York, NY, 5, 53 / 4, 46
6. Gold Digger, J-44, James D. Bishop, Jamestown, RI, 6, 73 / 6, 70
7. Charlie V, J-44, Norman H. Schulman MD, Glen Cove, NY, 7, 83 / 7, 80
8. Sirena Bella, J-44, Joe Murli, Mystic, CT, 8, 91 / 9, 94
9. Akubra, J-44, Reginald H. Goodday Dr., Halifax, NS, 9, 99 / 8, 91
Class 6 (13 Boats) – St. David’s Lighthouse Division
1. Sarah, X-41, Gregory B. Manning, Warwick, RI, 1, 2 / 2, 4
2. Arbella, First 44.7, James P. Shaughnesy, Greenwich, CT, 2, 9 / 1, 3
3. Relativity, Beneteau 53F5, Hall Palmer, St. Thomas, USVI, 3, 48 / 3, 42
4. Buzz, Sydney 38, Richard E. Stevenson, Jr, Falmouth, ME, 4, 54 / NA, NA
5. Sirensong, J-133, Thomas J Carroll, Larchmont, NY, 5, 61 / 4, 63
6. Cilista, J-130, Jeffrey L. Eberle, Manchester, MA, 6, 63 / 5, 64
7. Merlin, Swan 57, John H Duerden, Stonington, CT, 7, 68 / NA, NA
8. Avra, J-120 Mod, George Petrides, New York, NY, 8, 70 / 7, 77
9. Fearless, Farr 395 OD, Shaun J. Ensor, Branford, CT, 9, 75 / 6, 68
10. American Girl, King 40, Daniel Galyon, Stamford, CT, 10, 87 / 10, 92
11. Amadeus, IMX-40, Jack R. Yaissle, Royal Oak, MD, 11, 88 / NA, NA
12. Upgrade, Farr 395, Peter Gibbons-Neff, Annapolis, MD, 12, 94 / 8, 84
13. Bacci, Swan 53, Lorenzo Vascotto, Oyster Bay, NY, 13, 95 / 9, 88
Class 7 (16 Boats) – St. David’s Lighthouse Division
1. Temptation, Taylor 45, Arthur & Peter Santry, Newport, RI, 1, 4 / 2, 9
2. Barleycorn, NYYC Swan 42, Brendan J. Brownyard, Newport, RI, 2, 11 / 1, 6
3. Vortices, J-145, Christopher L Saxton, Plymouth, MI, 3, 21 / NA, NA
4. White Rhino, Swan 56, Todd Stuart, Wilmington, DE, 4, 23 / 3, 12
5. Bombardino, Santa Cruz 52, James W. Sykes, Rye,NY, 5, 25 / 4, 17
6. High Noon, Tripp 41, Colin Rath, Norwalk, CT, 6, 27 / 5, 33
7. Xcelsior, IMX-45, Alice O. Martin, Chicago, IL, 7, 38 / 7, 51
8. Reindeer, Morris 47, Peter/Tony Driscoll/Parker, Annapolis, MD, 8, 47 / 6, 50
9. Cybele, IMX-45, Richard M. Burnes, Jr, Boston, MA, 9, 52 / 9, 71
10. Jacknife, J-133, Andrew Hall, Caernarfon, 10, 56 / 8, 54
11. Nasty Medicine, Corby 41.5, Stephen J. Sherwin MD, Hamilton, BDA, 11, 66 / 12, 82
12. Threebeans, Santa Cruz 37, Christopher Rosow, Southport, CT, 12, 79 / 11, 81
13. Magic, Santa Cruz 52, Kenneth Laudon, Rye, NY, 13, 86 / 13, 86
14. Convictus Maximus, Farr IRC 42, Donald W. Nicholson, Perth Amboy, NJ, 14, 92 / 10, 78
15. Wazimo, Aerodyne 38, W. Barrett Holby, Jr., Barrington, RI, 15, 98 / NA, NA
16. Flying Goose, Ctm 56, Daniel C. van Starrenburg, New York, NY, 16, 100 / 14, 96
Class 8 (12 Boats) – St. David’s Lighthouse Division
1. Gracie, Ctm 69, Stephan A. & Simon W Frank, Newport, RI, 1, 6 / 1, 2
2. Aurora, Reichel/Pugh 66, Gus Carlson, New York, NY, 2, 14 / 5, 22
3. Brand New Day, J-65, James C. Madden, Newport Beach, CA, 3, 19 / 2, 11
4. Denali, Nelson Marek 70, Michael A. D’Amelio, Buzzards Bay, MA, 4, 24 / 3, 16
5. Sforzando, Ker 55, Clayton G. Deutsch, Newport, RI, 5, 30 / 4, 18
6. Kodiak, Swan 601, E. Llwyd Ecclestone, Newport, RI, 6, 39 / 6, 29
7. Vanquish, STP 65, Rego / Riker Lucas / USMMA, Kings Point, NY, 7, 67 / 7, 39
8. Mischievous, Ctm 65, Albert J. Fitzgibbons,III, Stonington, CT, 8, 69 / 12, 89
9. Donnybrook, Ctm Sloop, James P. Muldoon, Annapolis, MD, 9, 72 / 9, 57
10. Invictus, TP52, US Naval Academy, US Naval Academy, 10, 77 / 8, 52
11. Starlight, Simonis Voogd 56, Michael Dybvik, Kings Point, NY, 11, 78 / 11, 73
12. Big Booty, Lutra 42, Patrick Eudy, Charleston, SC, 12, 80 / 10, 67
Class 9 (8 Boats) – Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division
1. Noonmark VI, Swan 56, Sir Geoffrey Mulcahy, Hamble, UK, 1, 1 / 1, 7
2. Snow Lion, Ker 50, Lawrence S. Huntington, New York, NY, 2, 2 / 2, 14
3. Hoi An, Ctm 50, Heilner Marc, London, UK, 3, 3 / 6, 44
4. Natalie J, TP52, Philip D. O’Niel III, D.D.S., Newport, RI, 4, 4 / 3, 15
5. Catapult Racing, SouthernCross 52, Marc Glimcher, Essex CT, 5, 5 / 5, 30
6. Vela Veloce, Southern Cross, Richard H Oland, RKYC, Saint John, NB, 6, 6 / 4, 23
7. Captivity, Farr 60, Samuel T. Byrne, Newport, RI, 7, 7 / 8, 59
8. Rima2, R/P 55, John Brim, Newport, RI, 8, 9 / 7, 49
Class 10 (5 Boats) – Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division
1. Ran, JV 72, Niklas Zennstrom, Ramsey, Isle of Man, 1, 8 / 1, 20
2. Bella Mente, Mini Maxi, Hap Fauth, Newport, RI, 2, 10 / 2, 28
3. Beau Geste, Farr 80, Karl Kwok, BVI, 3, 11 / 4, 35
4. Titan Xv, Ctm 75, Tom Hill, Mr., Newport, RI., 4, 12 / 3, 31
5. Rambler, Ctm 90, George David, New York, NY, 5, 13 / 5, 58
Class 11 (7 Boats) – Cruiser Division
1. Shearwater, Morris 40, Conrad Hall, Norfolk, VA, 1, 2 / NA, NA
2. Bluebird, Migrant 45 Ketch, Harry Bird, Essex, CT, 2, 3 / NA, NA
3. Temptress, IMX-45, Arent H Kits van Heyningen, Newport, RI, 3, 8 / NA, NA
4. Eclipse, Hinckley 59, Barbara & Robert Cavanagh, Sakonnet Point, RI, 4, 17 / NA, NA
5. Restive, Alden 48 Ctm, George P Denny III, Saunderstown, RI, 5, 31 / NA, NA
Class 12 (16 Boats) – Cruiser Division
1. Laura B, Isl. Packet 45, Joseph R. Triggs, Jr., Avalon, NJ, 1, 4 / NA, NA
2. Cadence, Apogee 50, R. David Warters, Houston, TX, 2, 5 / NA, NA
3. Poeske, First 42, Richard Donn, Thornwood, NY, 3, 6 / NA, NA
4. Bonspiel, Nordic 44, James J. Richter, East Boothbay, ME, 4, 9 / NA, NA
5. Nostos, Alden 44, Lorenzo D. Weisman, Sag Harbor, NY, 5, 11 / NA, NA
6. Bermuda Oyster, Oyster 435, Paul B. Hubbard, Hamilton, BDA, 6, 14 / NA, NA
7. Pilgrim, Alden 44, Mark Rice, Old Lyme, CT, 7, 20 / NA, NA
8. Shindig, Pearson 39-2, Kevin G. Flannery, Newport, RI, 8, 21 / NA, NA
9. Convergence, Jeanneau 43 DS, James Linsley, New York, NY, 9, 24 / NA, NA
10. Freedom, Sabre 452, Cary W. Thomson, Georgetown MD, 10, 25 / NA, NA
11. Liberty Call, HR 43, Matthew G. Pilon, Newport, RI, 11, 27 / NA, NA
12. Eagle, J-40, Dana Oviatt, Mystic, CT, 12, 29 / NA, NA
13. Misty, Little Harbor 54, Eric G. Thorkilsen, Pt. Judith, RI, 13, 32 / NA, NA
14. Haerlem, Swan 55, Hendrikus (Henk) P L Wisker, Newport, RI, 14, 33 / NA, NA
Class 13 (15 Boats) – Cruiser Division
1. Clover III, Swan 56, Neal F. Finnegan, Newport, RI, 1, 1 / NA, NA
2. I’Ll Think About It, Beneteau 523, Marc Tandourjian, Baltimore, MD, 2, 7 / NA, NA
3. Cetacea, Hinckley 59, Christopher J. Culver, Newport, RI, 3, 10 / NA, NA
4. Nova, Swan 56, Mark DiStefano, Newport, RI., 4, 12 / NA, NA
5. Lilla, CNB 76, Simon M. De Pietro, Kingstown, SVG, 5, 13 / NA, NA
6. Whiskey Girl, Hinckley 70, Michael McAllister, Providence, RI, 6, 15 / NA, NA
7. Windwalker II, Lyman Morse 60, Daniel Levangie, Newport, RI, 7, 16 / NA, NA
8. Nirvana, Maxi 80, Charles F Kiefer III, Marblehead, MA, 8, 18 / NA, NA
9. Isola, Baltic 52, Howard M. Eisenberg, Newport, RI, 9, 19 / NA, NA
10. Fox, Swan 53, Ruth M. Pecherek, Chicago, IL, 10, 22 / NA, NA
11. Manana, Swan 48, Michhael V. Johnson, Nantucket, MA, 11, 23 / NA, NA
12. Angel, Ctm 84, Edward T. Anderson, George Town CI, 12, 26 / NA, NA
13. Sceptre’D Isle, Ctm 63, Rex G. Herbert, Newport RI, 13, 28 / NA, NA
14. Blue, C&C 51xl, Dan Epstein, Newport, RI, 14, 30 / NA, NA
15. Rutaine, C&C 37/40+, David P. McLoughlin, Wickford, RI, 15, 34 / NA, NA
Class 14 (12 Boats) – Double-Handed Division
1. Paladin, J-35, Jason A Richter, Port Jefferson, NY, 1, 1 / NA, NA
2. Great Scot, J-35, Darren T Garnier, Marblehead, MA, 2, 2 / NA, NA
3. Lora Ann, Express 37, Richard T. du Moulin, Larchmont,NY, 3, 3 / NA, NA
4. Kiva, Hinkley SW51CB, Mark Stevens, New Castle, NH, 4, 4 / NA, NA
5. Dirigo, C&C 41, Eric M. Johnson, Annapolis, MD, 5, 8 / NA, NA
6. Esmeralde, Sabre 386, Bruce R. Beard, Jr., Newport, RI, 6, 9 / NA, NA
7. Choucas, Jeanneau SF36, Frederic Cosandey, City Island, NY, 7, 11 / NA, NA
8. Ocean Wanderer1, Montivideo 43, Erwin Wanderer, Halifax, NS, 8, 12 / NA, NA
9. Plum Crazy, Sabre MK II, Michael R. Berg, Stage Harbor, MA, 9, 14 / NA, NA
10. Whisper, Hinckley 48, Thomas J. Vander Salm, Salem, MA, 10, 16 / NA, NA
Class 15 (14 Boats) – Double-Handed Division
1. Seabiscuit, J-46, Nathan C. Owen, Mount Desert, ME, 1, 5 / NA, NA
2. Alibi, J-120, Gardner L. Grant, Jr., Westport, CT, 2, 6 / NA, NA
3. Delawana, Swan 51, Hans F. Himmelman, Lunenburg, NS, 3, 7 / NA, NA
4. Heron, J-120, Greg R. Leonard, Annapolis, MD, 4, 10 / NA, NA
5. Mireille, J-120, Edwin Gaynor, Southport, CT, 5, 13 / NA, NA
6. Resolute, J-122, D. Scott Miller, Blue Hill, ME, 6, 15 / NA, NA
7. Dawn Treader, Swan 48 MK II, Lawrence G. Cohen, Gloucester, VA, 7, 17 / NA, NA
8. Next Boat, Morris 45, Mark Ellman, Mamaroneck, NY, 8, 18 / NA, NA
9. Sir Edmund, Ctm 49, Vince E. Todd, San Francisco, CA, 9, 19 / NA, NA
10. Bolands Mill, Class 40, John Ryan, Dublin, 10, 20 / NA, NA
11. Kamoa’E, Class 40, Eric Lecoq, Portsmouth, RI, 11, 21 / NA, NA
12. Dragon, Class 40, Michael S. Hennessy, Mystic, CT, 12, 22 / NA, NA
13. Cutlass, Class 40, Alex / Nick Mehran / Halmos, Newport, RI, 13, 23 / NA, NA
14. Toothface, Akilaria Class40, Michael W. Dreese, Boston, MA, 14, 24 / NA, NA
Class 16 (3 Boats) – Open Division
1. Genuine Risk, Dubois 90, Mark E. Watson III – USMMA, Kings Point, NY, 1, 1 / NA, NA
2. Ilmostro, VOR70, Ken Read, Malta, 2, 2 / NA, NA
3. Speedboat, Maxi, Alex Jackson, Georgetown,GC, 3, 3 / NA, NA

Speedboat Crew On Deck

Alex Jackson’s maxi 100-footer sloop Speedboat finished the Newport Bermuda Race early Monday morning at 3:49 AM EDT. Finishing second at 6:25 was Il Mostro (Puma), a 70-foot Volvo Ocean Race boat sailed by Kenny Read, whose brother, Brad, was in Speedboat’s afterguard.  Boat boats sailed in the Open Division for racing yachts with canting keels.
Stan Honey and Crew Of Speedboat  Arrive In Bermuda

Stan Honey and Crew Of Speedboat Arrive In Bermuda

It was a slow race, with Speedboat making the 635-mile course in just over 59 hours after the start at Newport on Friday.  The crew of 25 never reefed the boat. In the light to moderate conditions that prevailed through most of the race, Speedboat was hard pressed by Il Mostro, Rambler, and several boats in the mini-maxi 70-80 foot range over the first third of the course.  “We really didn’t get away from them until we were in the Stream,” navigator Stan Honey said after Speedboat tied up at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club’s marina early Monday morning. “Then they gained a lot in the light stuff as we came into the finish.”
At 5 AM EDT the mini-maxi Rán on its blog reported less than 10 knots as she beat to windward toward the buoys guarding Bermuda’s reef.  “Titan is downwind from us and is not a threat. Rambler and Beau Geste are upwind and in front as we thought they would. We are still in a strong position although it now looks like Beau Geste is the biggest threat. Just a few more hours to go.”
At 6:30 the blog reported, “As we are approaching the finish slowly but surely, we are all on deck, no more watches, all are on duty for the final stretch. Coffee and tea served on the rail – black only as no more milk powder onboard. Very calm water. Wind speed of 9 knots –
just over – and land in sight.”

Dark n Stormys Being Prepared At The Dock

Traditional Dark n Stormys Being Prepared At The Dock For Speedboat Crew

 by John Rousmaniere
Speedboat From Above (Photo by Daniel Forster / PPL )

Speedboat From Above (Photo by Daniel Forster / PPL )

The lead boats entered the Gulf Stream at around sunset Saturday, heading upwind into a moderate southwesterly wind with as much as 4 knots of favorable current in the long, hot meander that they have been steering for since the race start on Friday afternoon. Speedboat, at 100ft the largest yacht in the fleet, was making more than 12 knots over the bottom. The earlier “champagne conditions” were behind them as they pounded into big, square, confused seas.

iBoattrack  positions at 11 AM EDT Sunday showed Speedboat averaging almost 11 knots with 175 miles to the finish. At this rate she is behind the  48-hour elapsed time race record for cant-keel, Open Division boats – She has to average 13knots for the whole race to beat this time.

Rán was 38 miles back. Following close on the heels of this English boat in the Gibbs Hill Division were Titan XV, Beau Geste, Bella Mente, Rambler, Il Mostro, Vanquish, and Genuine Risk. This tightly bunched pack of eight has been separated by only a few miles since the start.

Ran From Above (Photo by Daniel Forster / PPL )

Ran From Above (Photo by Daniel Forster / PPL )

By this morning the ‘big boat’ leaders were clear of the Stream and entering the 250-mile stretch of often confused wind and currents between the Gulf Stream and Bermuda. Race veterans wryly call this “Happy Valley,” for it is where the race is often won and lost.              

Chris Museler, on Titan XV, filed this report just before midnight:
“Now this is what we came for! The boat is literally crashing into waves close reaching onto the Gulf Stream and the water temperature has leapt into the 80s. It’s getting darker and the Aramid rigging has been humming and groaning, and the deck bounces from each loud crack when a sheet or the traveler is eased. This wild ride comes from being in a positive eddy heading south, straight into it! (Wind and current collide to stack up the seas that the boats are crashing into.) This is getting to be fun after losing a bit to competitors this afternoon. The bright sun and the flat water sailing are gone. Can’t write anymore, quite hot and uncomfortable down here. So I’m on watch and will be seeing you in the morning. Knew I wouldn’t want to sail a Bermuda Race without a proper ‘thrash,’ as Mr. Rousmaniere calls it!”

 'Sinn Fein' a Cal 40 skippered by Peter S. Rebovich Sr. leads 'Frolic', a Sabre 362 owned by Peter Brown, in class 1 of the St David's Lighthouse at the start of the 635 mile Newport Bermuda Race(Photo by Daniel Forster / PPL)

'Sinn Fein' a Cal 40 skippered by Peter S. Rebovich Sr. leads 'Frolic', a Sabre 362 owned by Peter Brown, in class 1 of the St David's Lighthouse at the start of the 635 mile Newport Bermuda Race(Photo by Daniel Forster / PPL)

The Smaller Boats

By dawn today, Rán was out of the Stream, and the team was speculating in their blog whether the smaller boats – a hundred miles astern, and just entering this zone – have had consistently more wind than the big ones.

In Class 1, the St. David’s Lighthouse Division class for boats of about 40 feet, Sinn Fein, the two-time defending St. David’s champion, has chosen a course well to the right of the fleet leaders, and her close class rivals sistership Gone with the Wind and the Tartan 41 Aurora, and charting a route 50 miles west of the rhumb line.   

In the Double-Handed Division, two of the light-displacement Class 40s, Dragon and KamoaE, have a healthy lead on elapsed time, but Richard du Moulin’s Lora Ann remains in contention. 

The Cruiser Division leader is the 56-foot Clover III, well ahead of the bigger boats in this Division.      

The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and St David's Lighthouse Trophies (Photo by Barry Pickthall / PPL)

The Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and St David's Lighthouse Trophies (Photo by Barry Pickthall / PPL)

One Of The Classes Starting In Newport Bermuda Race 2008 (Photo by George Bekris)

One Of The Classes Starting In Newport Bermuda Race 2008 (Photo by George Bekris)


 There are many ways to watch the Friday afternoon start in Newport. The shore-side view is spectacular and comfortable.  Many people watch the start from Castle Hill, right at the start of Ocean Drive.  Others watch from the Jamestown shore, where the best viewing is at Fort Wetherill State Park.  Beavertail State Park in Jamestown is also an option, but a little further away from the line.
A variety of vessels are available for charter in Newport.  If you visit the various Newport web sites dedicated to tourism and business, you will find many listed. Numerous tourist vessels take visitors out on the water for tours, and a number of these may have special trips available specifically to watch the start of the race.  Again, check the many tourist web sites for Newport.
Hundreds of private yachts spend the afternoon watching the start.  Joining a friend or family member who has a boat in Newport and plans to be on the water for the day is a great way to see the race.
During the race, digital spectators can watch the progress of the race on their computers by logging on to iBoattrack through the Newport Bermuda Race web site or through iBoat’s own web

Down in Bermuda, the best spot to watch the yachts finish in Bermuda is from the grounds of St. David’s Lighthouse. Visitors will find that the Finish Line Committee is very hospitable and depending on the finishing traffic, they may be invited up into the tower for a tour. It is a straight up climb and not for people afraid of heights. The view from the lawn is almost as good and worth the trip to St. David’s.

The HD Gateway Finish Line Cam is new for 2010.  From the high definition camera mounted on the St. David’s Lighthouse tower, finish line action will be streamed worldwide 24/7. Spectators can use iBoattrack to follow their boat of interest to the finish, then actually watch them cross the line when they arrive.

In Bermuda, digital spectators can watch boats finish from the comfort of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. A Gateway ‘SMART Board’ will be available for viewing in the Calabash Lounge and a smaller HD TV monitor will be available over the Terrace Bar.

 by Talbot Wilson

New Bermuda Race Entrants

Yacht  Yacht Type  Division  Captain 
ANGEL  Ctm 84  CD  Edward T. Anderson 
ATALANTA  Little Harbor 54  CD  James F. Volkwein 
ATTITUDE  Beneteau 423  CD  Shawn Dahlen 
AVATAR  Ranger 37  CD  Janusz Kedzierski 
BERMUDA OYSTER  Oyster 435  CD  Paul B. Hubbard 
BLE U C&C 51xl  CD  Dan Epstein 
BLUEBIRD  Migrant 45 Ketch  CD  Harry Bird 
BONSPIEL  Nordic 44  CD  James J. Richter 
CADENCE  Apogee 50  CD  R. David Warters 
CETACEA  Hinckley 59  CD  Christopher J. Culver 
CHECKMATE  Alden44  CD  Frank J. Flores 
CLOVER III  Swan 56  CD  Neal F. Finnegan 
CONVERGENCE  Jeanneau 43 DS  CD  James Linsley 
EAGLE  J-40  CD  Dana Oviatt 
ECLIPSE  Hinckley 59  CD  Barbara & Robert Cavanagh 
FOX  Swan 53  CD  Ruth M. Pecherek 
FREEDOM  Sabre 452  CD  Cary W. Thomson 
HAERLEM  Swan 55  CD  Hendrikus (Henk) P L Wisker 
I’LL THINK ABOUT IT  Beneteau 523  CD  Marc Tandourjian 
ISOLA  Baltic 52  CD  Howard M. Eisenberg 
KALUE  Wooden Ketch  CD  Rudy Schreiber 
LAURA B  Island Packet 45  CD  Joseph R. Triggs, Jr. 
LIBERTY CALL  HR 43  CD  Matthew G. Pilon 
LILLA  CNB 76  CD  Simon M. De Pietro 
MANANA  Swan 48  CD  Michhael V. Johnson 
MISTY  Little Harbor 54  CD  Eric G. Thorkilsen 
NIRVANA  Maxi 80  CD  Charles F Kiefer III 
NOSTOS  Alden 44  CD  Lorenzo D. Weisman 
NOVA  Swan 56  CD  Mark DiStefano 
PILGRIM  Alden 44  CD  Mark Rice 
POESKE  First 42  CD  Richard Donn 
RESTIVE  Alden48 Ctm  CD  George P Denny III 
RUTAINE  C&C 37/40+  CD  David P. McLoughlin 
SCEPTRED ISLE  Ctm 63  CD  Rex G. Herbert 
SHEARWATER  Morris 40  CD  Conrad Hall 
SHINDIG  Pearson 39-2  CD  Kevin G. Flannery 
TEMPTRESS  IMX-45  CD  Arent H Kits van Heyningen 
WHISKEY GIRL  Hinckley 70  CD  Michael McAllister 
WINDWALKER II  Lyman Morse 60  CD  Daniel Levangie 
ALIBI  J-120  DH  Gardner L. Grant, Jr. 
BOLANDS MILL  Class 40  DH  John Ryan 
CHOUCAS  Jeanneau SF36  DH  Frederic Cosandey 
CORDELIA  Valiant 42  DH  Roy F. Greenwald 
CUTLASS  Class 40  DH  Alex / Nick Mehran / Halmos 
DAWN TREADER  Swan 48 MK II  DH  Lawrence G. Cohen 
DELAWANA  Swan 51  DH  Hans F. Himmelman 
DIRIGO  C&C 41  DH  Eric M. Johnson 
DRAGON  Class 40  DH  Michael S. Hennessy 
ESMERALDE  Sabre 386  DH  Bruce R. Beard, Jr. 
GREAT SCOT  J-35  DH  Darren T Garnier 
HERON  J-120  DH  Greg R. Leonard 
KAMOA’E  Class 40  DH  Eric Lecoq 
KILLUA  Aphrodite 101  DH  James G. Binch 
KIVA  Hinkley SW51CB  DH  Mark Stevens 
LORA ANN  Express 37  DH  Richard T. du Moulin 
MIREILLE  J-120  DH  Edwin Gaynor 
NEXT BOAT  Morris 45  DH  Mark Ellman 
OCEAN WANDERER1  Montivideo 43  DH  Erwin Wanderer 
PALADIN  J-35  DH  Jason A Richter 
PLUM CRAZY  Sabre MK II  DH  Michael R. Berg 
RESOLUTE  J/122  DH  D. Scott Miller 
SEABISCUIT  J-46  DH  Nathan C. Owen 
SIR EDMUND  Ctm 49  DH  Fredrick R. Holt 
TOOTHFACE  Akilaria Class40  DH  Michael W. Dreese 
WHISPER  Hinckley 48  DH  Thomas J. Vander Salm 
BEAU GESTE  Farr 80  GHL  Karl Kwok 
BELLA MENTE  Mini Maxi  GHL  Hap Fauth 
CAPTIVITY  Farr 60  GHL  Samuel T. Byrne 
CATAPULT RACING  SouthernCross 52  GHL  Marc Glimcher 
HOI AN  Custom 50  GHL  Heilner Marc 
NATALIE J  TP52  GHL  Philip D. O’Niel III, D.D.S. 
NOONMARK VI  Swan 56  GHL  Sir Geoffrey Mulcahy 
RAMBLER  Ctm 90  GHL  George David 
RAN  JV 72  GHL  Niklas Zennstrom 
RIMA2  R/P 55  GHL  John Brim 
SNOW LION  Ker 50  GHL  Lawrence S. Huntington 
TITAN 15  ctm75  GHL  Tom Hill, Mr. 
VELA VELOCE  Southern Cross  GHL  Richard H Oland 
GENUINE RISK  Dubois 90  Open  Mark E / USMMA Watson III 
ILMOSTRO  VOR70  Open  Ken Read 
SPEEDBOAT  Maxi  Open  Alex Jackson 
ACTAEA  Hinckley B40  SDL  Michael M. Cone 
AKELA III  Swan 43  SDL  Djoerd Hoekstra 
AKUBRA  J44  SDL  Reginald H. Goodday Dr. 
AMADEUS  IMX-40  SDL  Jack R. Yaissle 
AMERICAN GIRL  King 40  SDL  Daniel Galyon 
AMIGO VI  J-42  SDL  Bernie P. Coyne 
APSARA  J-109  SDL  Mike Sleightholme 
ARBELLA  First 44.7  SDL  James P. Shaughnesy 
AURORA  Tartan 41  SDL  Andrew F. Kallfelz 
AURORA  Reichel/Pugh 66  SDL  Gus Carlson 
AVENIR  C&C 41  SDL  Joseph T. Murray 
AVRA  J/120 Mod  SDL  George Petrides 
BABE  Swan 46  SDL  Colin E. Couper MD 
BACCI  Swan 53  SDL  Lorenzo Vascotto 
BARLEYCORN  NYYC Swan 42  SDL  Brendan J. Brownyard 
BEAGLE  J-44  SDL  Philip H. Gutin 
BEAUSOLEIL  Beneteau 456SD  SDL  Richard A Parent 
BELLE AURORE  Cal 40  SDL  R Douglas Jurrius 
BIG BOOTY  Lutra 42  SDL  Patrick Eudy 
BOMBARDINO  Santa Cruz 52  SDL  James W. Sykes 
BRAND NEW DAY  J-65  SDL  James C. Madden 
BUZZ  Sydney 38  SDL  Richard E. Stevenson, Jr 
CARINA  CTM 48  SDL  Rives Potts 
CHARLIE V  J-44  SDL  Norman H. Schulman MD 
CILISTA  J-130  SDL  Jeffrey L. Eberle 
CONVICTUS MAXIMUS  Farr IRC 42  SDL  Donald W. Nicholson 
CYBELE  IMX-45  SDL  Richard M. Burnes, Jr 
CYGNETTE  Swan 441  SDL  William J. Mayer 
DENALI  Nelson Marek 70  SDL  Michael A. D’Amelio 
DOGSLED  Kaufman 47  SDL  Todd F. Barnard 
DOLPHIN  J-42  SDL  Henry S. Morgan 
DONNYBROOK  Ctm Sloop  SDL  James P. Muldoon 
FEARLESS  Farr 395 OD  SDL  Shaun J. Ensor 
FINESSE  J-42  SDL  Newton P.S. Merrill 
FLYING GOOSE  Ctm 56  SDL  Daniel C. van Starrenburg 
FROLIC  Sabre 362  SDL  Peter G. Brown 
GLORY  J-44  SDL  Jack Neades/ USCGA 
GOLD DIGGER  J-44  SDL  James D. Bishop 
GONE WITH THE WIND  Cal 40  SDL  William M. LeRoy 
GRACIE  Ctm 69  SDL  Stephan A. & Simon W Frank 
GREY MATTER  Hanse 470e  SDL  Brian R. Parselle 
GREYGHOST  Zaal 38  SDL  Philip W. Parish 
HAKUNA MATATA  Cal 39  SDL  Christopher J. Andrews 
HIGH NOON  Tripp 41  SDL  Colin Rath 
HIRO MARU  Swan 43 Classic  SDL  Hiroshi Nakajima 
HOUND  Ctm 60  SDL  Eberhart Frank 
INVICTUS  TP52  SDL  US Naval Academy 
JACKNIFE  J-133  SDL  Andrew Hall 
JACQUELINE IV  Hinckley SW42  SDL  Robert S. Forman, Jr 
JADE  J-42  SDL  Robert W. Thuss, Jr. 
KALEVALA II  Grand Soleil 37  SDL  Tapio O. Saavalainen 
KODIAK  Swan 601  SDL  E. Llwyd Ecclestone 
LAPIN  Benn Frst 40.7  SDL  Christopher Clark 
LINDY  Peterson 38  SDL  David G. Dickerson 
MAGIC  Santa Cruz 52  SDL  Kenneth Laudon 
MERLIN  Swan57  SDL  John H Duerden 
MISCHIEVOUS  Ctm 65  SDL  Albert J. Fitzgibbons 
MISTY  J-40 WK  SDL  Fred A. Allardyce 
MOJOE  Peterson 43  SDL  Joseph M. Naroski 
MORGAN OF MARIETTA  Centurion 42  SDL  Colin G Golder 
NASTY MEDICINE  Corby 41.5  SDL  Stephen J. Sherwin MD 
RAGANA  Cape Fear 38R  SDL  Darius Peleda 
RAINMAKER  Swan40  SDL  Kenneth P. Hylwa Mr. 
REGATTA  CARTER41  SDL  Constantine G. Koste 
REINDEER  Morris 47  SDL  Peter/Tony Driscoll/Parker 
RELATIVITY  Beneteau 53F5  SDL  Hall Palmer 
RESOLUTE  J-44 WK  SDL  Fred Madeira 
ROCKET SCIENCE  J-120  SDL  Rick F. Oricchio 
RUNAWAY  J-44  SDL  Lawrence R. Glenn 
SAILOR BANDIDO  Quest 33  SDL  Christopher A. Palabrica 
SARAH  X-41  SDL  Gregory B. Manning 
SFORZANDO  Ker 55  SDL  Clayton G. Deutsch 
SHINNECOCK  J-120  SDL  James C. Praley 
SINN FEIN  Cal 40  SDL  Peter S. Rebovich, Sr. 
SIRENA BELLA  J44  SDL  Joe Murli 
SIRENSONG  J-133  SDL  Thomas J Carroll 
SLIDE RULE  First 44.7  SDL  Scott Bearse 
SPIRIT  Baltic 38DP  SDL  A. John Gregg 
STAR CHASER  Swan 51  SDL  Wijnand (Boogie) van den Boogaard 
STARLIGHT  Simonis Voogd 56  SDL  Michael Dybvik 
SWIFT  Navy 44 MK1  SDL  US Naval Academy 
TEMPTATION  Taylor 45  SDL  Arthur & Peter Santry 
TERRAPIN  Beneteau 40.7  SDL  Jonathan Litt 
THEJACKAL  Beneteau 40.7  SDL  John DeFilippo 
THREEBEANS  Santa Cruz 37  SDL  Christopher Rosow 
TIGER  Swan 46  SDL  Thomas & Nancy Grieb 
TRIPLE LINDY  Swan 44 MK II  SDL  Joseph Mele 
TRUE  J-42 (mod)  SDL  Howard B. Hodgson, Jr. 
UPGRADE  Farr 395  SDL  Peter Gibbons-Neff 
VALKYRIE  First 44.7  SDL  David Andril 
VAMP  J-44  SDL  Leonard J. Sitar 
VANQUISH  STP 65  SDL  Rego / Riker Lucas / USMMA 
VORTICES  J 145  SDL  Christopher L Saxton 
WAZIMO  Aerodyne 38  SDL  W. Barrett Holby, Jr. 
WESTRAY  Concordia 39  SDL  John D. Melvin 
WHISPER  Canning 48  SDL  Sheldon Brotman 
WHITE RHINO  Swan 56  SDL  Todd Stuart 
WINDBORN  J-120  SDL  Richard W. Born 
XCELSIOR  IMX-45  SDL  Alice O. Martin 
XENOPHON  Swan 44 MKII  SDL  Jeffrey V. Rabuffo, MD 
ZEST  Hinckley SW42  SDL  Brian E. Swiggett 
ZWERVER  S&S 57′ Berm Cut  SDL  Frans van Schaik 

The above list subject to change.


For More Photos of the Newport bermuda Race 2008 by George Bekris click  HERE

Newport Bermuda Race 2008 (Photo by George Bekris )

Newport Bermuda Race 2008 (Photo by George Bekris )

 From the June 18th start in Newport to finish in Bermuda 635 miles later, this classic ocean race is almost a spectator sport.