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How to watch the Newport Bermuda Race: Start and follow the race

Jun 16 2022
YB Tracker

Watch the start from the shore, a boat, or via the streaming Starting Line Live Show as 190 boats get underway to Bermuda.

Once the race begins, follow Alchemist and the other competitors on the Bluenose Yacht Sales YB Tracker to see the fleet progress in real time towards Bermuda over the next five days. The tracker updates the position of each boat via satellite tracker every 15 minutes. We will also be posting regular updates and photos to the Bluenose Yachts Facebook page.

There are many ways to follow the 2022 race as it starts on Friday with the first warning signal at 1:00 pm for a 1:10pm start. The fleet is divided into multiple classes and will start successively at 10-minute intervals.

The starting line is set at the mouth of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, so if you can make it to Newport or Jamestown, you’ll find several great vantage points to watch the fleet depart. Race sponsor Castle Hill Inn offers ringside seating on its expansive lawn. Farther south, Brenton Point State Park also offers excellent views, as do the state parks at Fort Wetherill and Beavertail on the Jamestown side.

If you can’t be there, tune into the Starting Line Live Show—with media team members Joe Cooper, Kate Somers, and John Burnham who will provide running commentary on the boats and teams, while also describing the action of each start.

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