Multihulls welcomed in the 2018 Newport-Bermuda Race for the first time ever.
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC) have announced that multihulls will be welcomed into the 2018 edition of the Newport Bermuda Race 2018.
It is anticipated that there will be 10-15 multihulls on the starting line in June of 2018 if not more. Owners have expressed interested in the past and some having heard of this announcement are already stating they will come. Greg Gigliotti owner of “Tribe”, a Gunboat 62, said enthusiastically “Absolutely, We’re in!”. Also committed is New York Yacht Club Commodore Phil Lotz with his Gunboat 60 “Arethusa”. Commodore Lotz reached at the St. Thomas Spring Regatta spoke of his enthusiasm for the Gunboats, and the HH’s and other ocean-going multihulls from Morelli & Melvin, Nigel Irens and other leading designers to compete for the first-ever Bermuda Race multihull line honors.
Appropriate classes will be made within the multihull division, separating high performance, performance-cruising and cruising multihulls, using a new VPP-based rating system from the ORA called ORR-MH. Therefore, it will not just be a battle for line honors.
For more information, visit: http://bermudarace.com/2018-race/