Newport Bermuda Race sets sail
NEWPORT, R.I. (WJAR) —
The 51st edition of the Newport Bermuda Race set sail Friday.
A fleet of 171 yachts will race 635 miles from Rhode Island to Bermuda in about three days. The start was at 1 p.m.
The race, which dates back to 1906, is held every two years.
Participants said it's a must-see for sailing fans.
"They're seeing a classic race that's been going for over 100 years. They're witnessing something that has taken place every two years. It's a spectacle," said John Winder, a participant.
Spectators viewed the start from Fort Adams and Castle Hill.