Royal Bermuda Yacht Club, Bermuda

Bermuda
Race TBC Leg 8 The Atlantic Homecoming Leg
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TRACK THE FLEET AS THEY GO TO BERMUDA

Every exhilarating moment, gybe and tack of the Clipper Race is captured on the RACE VIEWER. Follow the fleet’s progress and never miss a beat of the action: updated hourly.

WHAT’S ON IN BERMUDA?


GREET THE FLEET: ARRIVALS EXPECTED: 13 JUNE 2022

The fleet of eleven 70-foot yachts, including the GoToBermuda team will have battled an awe inspiring 36,500 nautical miles and five ocean crossings before arriving in the heart of Bermuda.

Whether they arrive in the middle of the night to disembark in time for traditional codfish breakfast, or in the late afternoon ready for a rum swizzle, you can experience the atmosphere as Race Crew step back on land after a thrilling race across the world’s most furious oceans.

ROYAL BERMUDA YACHT CLUB
15 Point Pleasant Road
Hamilton, HM11


VISIT THE FLEET AND TOUR A RACE YACHT - FREE: 15, 16 and 17 JUNE - FROM 1300-1900

Step on board a Clipper 70; one of eleven in the world’s largest matched fleet of ocean racing yachts. Your tour above and below deck is led by members of the Clipper Race crew who have raced around 6,000 nautical miles from Seattle, USA to Bermuda to be your host.

Life on board the stripped down ocean racing yachts is not for the faint hearted and no luxury. This is an ideal opportunity to discover for yourself what it takes to become an ocean racer with the Clipper Race.

ROYAL BERMUDA YACHT CLUB
15 Point Pleasant Road
Hamilton, HM11


VIRTUAL TOUR OF CLIPPER 70 : 16 JUNE at 1000

Brought to you live from the Clipper Race fleet in Hamilton, Bermuda your host - a Clipper Race Skipper - will take you on a tour of a Clipper 70. This virtual tour - above and below deck - will be an excellent insight into life on board.

Check out the nav station, galley area and living conditions. Imagine yourself on the bow or helm of the 70-foot yacht.

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RACE CREW STOPOVER IN HAMILTON, BERMUDA:

More than 150 Race Crew from diverse walks of life, all age groups and more than 40 nations around the world will be arriving in Bermuda. Many will continue on with this marathon ocean race of more than 40,000nm, joined by others in Hamilton.

Celebrations

Some race for greatness and some race to win but everyone receives a hero's welcome on arrival into port. It is the arrival of the final team that makes all the race crew feel most proud, and at the end of each leg of the race, the crew celebrate with a prize-giving event. The three first teams of the race into Bermuda score the highest points which are added to their overall standing in the race.

Repairs and Maintenance

While at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club you will see crew working on their yachts conducting essential maintenance to the rigging and below deck, and repairs - in particular sail repairs - that could not be handled on board. As well as replenishing fresh water supplies, members of the crew will be stocking up with fresh fruit, vegetables and protein to sustain them during the next leg of the race. Crew can use up to 5,000 calories a day while racing and will need three or four nutritious cooked meals a day, sourced from local markets in Bermuda.

Race Partners get involved

Race Partners conduct product testing, scientific or other research onboard the yachts which race in parts of the ocean that are inaccessible to most other vessels. While in port they can collect data, check equipment and get feedback from the Race Crew and Skippers which is used to improve technical performance for commercial use. Dell Rugged is one of the partners using the Clipper Race to further improve product performance: read more here.

Rest and Recuperation

After the hard work, the crew will have time to relax with friends and family who might have travelled to Bermuda from the other side of the world to support them. This is a time to visit the best Bermuda has to offer, see the sights, stay in comfort at local hotels, enjoy the best local food etc, and participate in locally organized events to support causes that are meaningful to them.

RACE DEPARTURE CEREMONY - SAVE THE DATE

On Sunday 19 June the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet will continue its epic circumnavigation. Take your position and cheer the teams as the fleet slip lines to set off on the final leg of their round the 40, 982 nautical miles around the world yacht race.

Royal Bermuda Yacht Club / Albuoy's Point / Barr’s Bay Park


Slipping Lines Ceremony at
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (Limited access):

1000 - Race Crew with their Skippers will gather on their yachts ahead of a dockside briefing and ceremony, at Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

1100-1130 - The eleven yachts will slip lines. Each team receives an emotional farewell as they wave final farewell and throw off their lines - next stop New York.

Parade of Sail
Albuoy's Point / Barr’s Bay Park / Front Street

1200-1300 -
The fleet will parade along the harbour front, supported by a flotilla of local sailing boats and supporters.
1330-1400 - Exhibition of Sailing in Great Sound
1800 - Out into the Great Sound, they will perform a Le Mans start heading north to where they will pick up the race rhumb line, for a fast sprint over just 700nm to New York.

ABOUT THE HOST PORT

Bermuda has long been a top destination for sailing and luxury. Bermuda was discovered by mariners, its islanders revolutionised sailing with the invention of the Bermuda sloop and it was most recently the home of the 35th America’s Cup. Ideal weather conditions, gorgeous turquoise waters, deep connections with the global sailing community are all part of island life out here. Bermuda offers a year-round subtropical sanctuary just 90 minutes from New York City and less than seven hours from London by air.

Bermuda’s welcoming, laid-back rhythm of life is blended seamlessly with elegant British influence and its secluded location provides exceptional sailing, great natural attractions and casual, cultured feel. Its rich maritime history, which stems from 1505, maintains a strong influence in the country, and sailing industry, today.

What really sets the island country apart is the warmth, pride, and diversity of Bermudians. Its 65,000 residents are a welcoming, eclectic blend of cultures—many of English, African, Caribbean, Portuguese and Native American descent. Their influences are reflected in local delicacies which include a mashup of Creole spices and English dishes to Portuguese donuts. Be sure to try the local specialities that include fish sandwiches, Codfish & Potato Sunday breakfast and fish chowder and local cocktails like a Dark ’n’ Stormy ® or Rum Swizzle, of course.

To make the most of its 21-square miles of natural beauty and colourful island culture, visitors should explore the island’s three regions—West End, Central Bermuda and East End. The island boasts 75 miles of dramatic coastline and, thanks to its Atlantic location, has a temperate year-round climate that is idyllic for adventure.

Port Information

Port
Bermuda
Marina
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
Address
15 Point Pleasant Road, Hamilton, HM11
Leg Name
Leg 8: The Atlantic Homecoming Leg
Race
Race : TBC
Est. Arrival Window
11 Jun 2022 - 13 Jun 2022
Race Start
19 Jun 2022
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