Get ready for Newport Bermuda 2010

On June 18th, 190 plus yachts will set sail from Newport, Rhode Island carrying about 2000 sailors to Bermuda’s shores in the biennial invasion called the Newport Bermuda Race. Over that same weekend airline flights to the island will be chock full of families, friends and return crews bringing the total invasion force to about 6000 people, all guests of Bermuda.
Hospitality rules, and Bermuda makes guests very welcome.
Local volunteers in Bermuda work from the finish line to the duty desk and behind the scenes, to make sure it all happens with style.
Racing starts in Newport on Friday afternoon, June 18th. Spectators can track the racing boats online at
New for 2010, thanks to the new Gateway Bermuda Finish line Cam, spectators watching the big screens at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club can watch boats finish 24/7.
iBoattrack screens will also be available at RBYC. All Race details are updated on
Everyone in Bermuda during the week is invited to join the fun at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. One hundred and forty-five of the most spectacular racing and cruising sailboats will berth in the club marina. Captains and crews are always willing to spin a sea-yarn or two with inquisitive guests. Winning boats are identified with appropriate signage.
The RBYC Anniversary Regatta is held on Friday in the Great Sound and adjacent waters. The final race finishes off the Hamilton Princess in mid-afternoon. Up to forty yachts from 37 to 90 feet long will be racing in Bermuda that Friday. It is the biggest offshore race in Bermuda all year.  It’s often a colourful, spinnaker finish.
The Anniversary Regatta and Onion Patch Series prizegiving will follow in Barr’s Bay Park. Stop by for a Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy.
Join the fun at the RBYC throughout the week. Newport at RBYC is nothing short of spectacular.
Visit this site for a complete schedule of events in Newport and Bermuda.