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What is the Newport Bermuda Race?
The first Bermuda Race was run in 1906 starting
from Gravesend Bay, NY with three starters
and was competed intermittently until 1926
when a regular schedule of holding the race
in even years began.
That schedule has continued to the present
except for a hiatus during the WWII. Beginning
with the 1923 event the Royal Bermuda Yacht
Club hosted the finish and festivities after
The Cruising Club of America has sponsored
it in conjunction with the RBYC since 1926.
In 1936 the start was moved to Newport,
Rhode Island. Over the years the CCA worked
with many groups to develop the rating rules
that the race was sailed under.
Today the Newport Bermuda race stands as
a pinnacle in ocean racing. The 100th anniversary
of the competition will be in 2006.
For more information on the Newport Bermuda
Race, click on the following link: www.bermudarace.com