The 2014 Newport Bermuda Race opened for online registration on Monday. Captains wishing to sail in the 49th running of the offshore classic can apply for entry on the race's official website at www.bermudarace.com.
The deadline for filing an application for entry is April 1.
After the biennial race starts on June 20 off Castle Hill at Newport, R.I., the fleet will sail 635 miles, most of them out of sight of land, across the Gulf Stream to Bermuda.
First sailed in 1906, "the Thrash to the Onion Patch" is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race. As always, this year's race will finish off Bermuda's colorful St. David's Lighthouse.
Newport Bermuda Race news is posted at www.bermudarace.com/race.