Pantaenius to Provide Tracking for the 50th Newport Bermuda Race
Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
On June 17, Newport, Rhode Island will be the host for more
than 200 seaworthy yachts and ambitious crews about to experience the 50th “Thrash to the Onion Patch.” When the cannon blasts at ten minutes past noon, you can track your favorites — compliments of Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, the official tracking sponsor of the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race. At Pantaenius, our priority is always safety and security, which is a primary reason we feel proud to provide the tracking system for this important race.
Racing from Newport to Bermuda involves sailing 635 nautical miles across one of the most
challenging stretches of the Atlantic Ocean. Depending on weather conditions, this is a race
that can be won by large yachts, small yachts, or yachts falling somewhere in the middle of
the fleet. Of course, earning a coveted trophy at the finish line would be a dream come true,
but just completing this race—known for its unpredictable weather and strong currents—is
considered to be a feather in any sailor’s cap.
The Newport Bermuda Race’s competitive nature is especially appealing to adrenalin-hungry
pros, who are eager to push their high-tech yachts to the edge of endurance and put their
skills to a ruthless test. But this race is also a family event. Many compete as a “rite of passage,”
having sailed the course with their fathers and are now reliving the experience with their sons
and daughters on board. As a family-owned business, Pantaenius is always eager to pass the
passion for yachting on to younger generations, which makes us particularly proud to take
part in this year’s edition of the regatta.
As the official Tracker Sponsor for the Newport Bermuda Race 2016, Pantaenius provides
the satellite-backed tracking system, YB (formerly known as Yellowbrick), which has already
proven its reliability in various offshore races. Using this system, relatives, friends and sailing
enthusiasts will have the chance to follow their loved ones who are participating, or easily
keep up with the race’s current status from their computers or any iOS and Android device.
To use YB just visit: www.pantaenius.com/NBRtracking or simply download the YB App onto
your Smartphone or Tablet.
Whether you are sailing along with the fleet or watching the start from the rocks above the
lighthouse in Newport, Pantaenius wishes everyone an exciting racing experience and hopes
that you enjoy our tracking service during the event.
Fair winds and a safe race,
Pantaenius Yacht Insurance