35th America’s Cup – From Superyachts to family cruisers, hundreds of boats are expected to come to Bermuda to enjoy the event in May/June of 2017.
“We expect visiting yachts to make up a significant component of the visitors who will be in Bermuda during the America’s Cup in 2017,” said Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner of the America’s Cup.
“With mooring facilities in the heart of the America’s Cup Village, the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta, the J Class Regatta, not to mention the five weeks of America’s Cup racing, the offering for visiting yachts is very compelling.”
“The America’s Cup is a great opportunity for Bermuda to showcase our fabulous sailing conditions. The May/June dates are ideal for yachts traveling north from the Caribbean or west from the United States to watch some great racing and enjoy our island hospitality,” said Mike Winfield, the CEO of America’s Cup Bermuda (ACBDA).
“One of our goals is to encourage sailors to experience Bermuda as a premium destination for future sailing events. With that in mind we will certainly promote wide participation from as many of the boating community as possible.”
Smaller boats will be able to moor at various locations around the island, including a mooring field in the Great Sound.
Superyacht facilities are being offered in the America’s Cup Village in Dockyard as well as in Hamilton Harbor.
All boat operators will be able to obtain spectator flags giving them privileged access to viewing areas around the race course area.
“Bermuda is shaping up as a terrific destination for America’s Cup fans who want to come here with their own boats,” Schiller concluded.