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Newport Bermuda Sailboat Race

My brother Bob and his friend Jason started their two-handed sailboat race from Rhode Island to Bermuda yesterday. The race should take about five days, with them sleeping in shifts and racing the whole time. There are many classes of boats in the race, from yachts with large crews of people to small two-handed boats like the 34-foot Paladin that Bob is sailing. Good luck Bob and Jason!

Each boat has a GPS transponder so we can watch the race from home. The orange line in the bottom pictures below shows the path of the Paladin.



  1. Cindy
    June 23, 2008

    Wow. The transponder to web thing is really neat. Go Bob!

    (Written from another two-handed 34 foot sailboat now moored in Luperon, Dominican Republic)

  2. Herb
    July 5, 2008

    I was wondering how to track a boat. We have some frienda on the Windnorn. Any advice?Thanks

  3. Vnend
    July 11, 2008

    So, how did he finish?