Planting Onions

An invitation to race in a classic race series around the Newport-Bermuda race

Tuesday April 9th 2002, Author: Talbot Wilson, Location: United States
The organisers of the five-race Onion Patch Series are inviting all IMS entries in the Newport-Bermuda Race to take part in their series.

To date 146 boats have applied to enter the Bermuda Race IMS Cruiser/racer Division and 15 have applied for the Racing Division. All 161 are eligible to sail the series and late entry applications are still being accepted for the Bermuda Race.

Racing for the Onion Patch series includes top competition in a wide variety of sailing conditions. The first two races are ocean or bay courses in New York Yacht Club's Annual Regatta. The third race is the Cruising Club of America and Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's 635-mile Newport Bermuda Race. The final two races in the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club's Anniversary Regatta are sailed on Bermuda's Great Sound, usually in flat water and a breeze.

Entries race for the DuPont trophy and for the IMS North American Championship. Three-boat teams also sail for the Onion Patch Trophy. Teams may be composed of any mix of IMS Racing or IMS Cruiser/Racer boats representing countries, clubs or other sailing associations.

In 2000 there were 45 individual entries and 9 teams formed. With the record number of entries lining up for the Newport Bermuda Race, the Onion Patch is looking for a record fleet, too.

For more information click here

For Onion Patch Series Entry Forms and Information go to
http://www.bermudarace.com/~opat

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