The Newport Bermuda Race is quite popular as a long-distance water adventure with an exceptional appeal for aspirational young sailors.
Many of today’s captains, navigators, as well as watch captains first went to ocean as deck hands in a Thrash to the Onion Patch, or in a return delivery from Bermuda.
Today, all those veterans from the Bermuda Race— as well as the race itself — are serving young people (both men and women) get set prepare for as well as sail ocean races. This reach, as well as the training it offers, takes place at yacht clubs and also at service places that have been sending yachts as well as young crew members on Bermuda Race since the year 1938. The youngest winning captain in the Bermuda Race’s history, aged twenty-two, is United States Naval Academy graduate Kyle Weaver in the year 1992.
To encourage offshore youth sailor participation more, the Bermuda Race Organizing Committee 2016 declared that it has constituted 2 new awards for young sailors, the Stephens Brothers Society as well as Youth Trophy. They collimate similar programs by Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race as well as other races.
Sailors aged between 14 and 23 who take part in the forthcoming fiftieth Bermuda Race would be induced into the Stephens Brothers Society, named for legendary sailors as well as yacht intriguers Olin J. Stephens as well as Roderick S. Stephens, Jr. The brothers were only twenty-two years and twenty-one years old, with their father as well as a bunch of friends their age, they won an award in their yawl Dorade in 1930 Bermuda Race. The next year Dorade’s crew won Transatlantic Race to England by 2 days.