The Newport Bermuda race, founded in 1906, is the oldest regularly scheduled ocean race and it is one of just two of the world's races held almost entirely with no land in sight. First thought to be insanely dangerous, the Newport Bermuda Race is now considered one the world's most glamourous, difficult and addictive ocean races. The 635-mile biennial race from Newport, Rhode Island to St. David's Lighthouse on Bermuda's East End can take anywhere from two to six days. The first boat arrives at the finish line off St. David's Lighthouse on Sunday or Monday, and the smaller boats arrive between then and Wednesday or Thursday. The Awards Ceremony is held at Government House and is by invitation only.