2018 Newport to Bermuda Race Report

Well the 2018 Newport to Bermuda Race is all wrapped up!  It was a challenging year, with a lot of light breeze and some periods of slow going, but we had an excellent time.  Team J/World boasted a full team of our alumni from other offshore events and was backed up by coaches Paul, Patrick, and Wayne.

The mighty Westerly, a sweet Santa Cruz 52, provided a comfortable and fast platform.  While we were one of the leading pack into Bermuda and thought we were doing pretty well (tracker had us in second), the late filling breeze brought up the competition from behind and a number of boats corrected out in front of us.

But it didn’t dampen our spirits at all.  We were in Bermuda after an excellent sail with fabulous crew.

Here’s our gallery:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks tons to Dave, Derek, Jimmy, Chris, Tom, an Jimmy….  and a big ‘atta boy to Paul and Patrick for a fantastic event!

Wayne Zittel and the J/World Team

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