100th Running of the Newport to Bermuda Race Underway
On Saturday, 264 boats, comprising 16 divisions left Newport, Rhode Island in the 100th running of the Newport-Bermuda Race. The 636-mile race to Bermuda, co-organized by the Crusing Club of America and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club is the East-Coast's premier distance race that tests even the most skilled sailors seaworthiness (try saying that three times).
The race's official Web site includes written updates from competitors such as Gary Jobson.
By the time of this posting, the majority of the fleet had already reached the Gulf Stream.