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Education Event: Newport to Bermuda Race Planning Seminar

  • SHYC 32 Water Street Stonington, CT 06378 (map)

Stonington Harbor Yacht Club will host a presentation that invites you aboard, dispels myths, and offers robust discussion of successful past Newport to Bermuda races. Led by Presenter and Bermuda Race Organizing Committee Veteran; Frank Bohlen. Veterans of the 635-mile offshore "Thrash to the Onion Patch" will present both the history and current challenges of this 114-year-old race, which next starts in June 2020. Imagine yourself at the helm of one of the 170-plus boats heading over the continental shelf, across the Gulf Stream, and making landfall in the island paradise of Bermuda. Sometimes a true "thrash," sometimes a test of patience, the race remains a bucket-list test of sailors.

This event is free and open to the public, registration is requested by calling 860-535-0112 or emailing Guests are encouraged to stay for dinner after the presentation.


Stonington Harbor Yacht Club is open year-round and offers a variety of activities both on and off the water including educational programs, arts and entertainment nights, family fun and fine dining. We are proud to welcome new members and showcase all the club’s many offerings. For more information visit us online at

Earlier Event: April 27
Stonington Farmers' Market
Later Event: May 4
Stonington Farmers' Market