Phantom International and the Royal Bermuda Yacht club are pleased to announce that the final act of the 2015 Flying Phantom Series will take place in Bermuda from the 29th of November to the 2nd December 2015.
An international fleet of Flying Phantoms will come together to enjoy four days of intense racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound.
Bermuda will already be host in October this year to the new format Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing circuit and will be the venue for the 2017 America’s Cup. Staying with the high performance foiling catamarans that are revolutionising the sailing world, the Flying Phantom Series – Bermuda 2015, a special event for Flying Phantoms with One Design racing in the Great Sound and long distance races, will confirm that Bermuda is the place to be for foiling events.
More than fifteen Flying Phantoms will compete in the event with boats coming from Europe, USA, Canada as well as from Bermuda as Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing have based their own Flying Phantoms there.
The One Design races will take place in the Great Sound, the large body of water surrounded on almost all sides by the islands of Bermuda. A spectacular location offering what should be ideal conditions. The Flying Phantoms will be racing against each other on a course specially prepared by the Regatta Director David Campbell James. These courses will be laid out to offer a reaching start with a clearing mark in the middle, a leeward gate, a windward gate and a reaching finish after rounding the final mark. This should ensure fast, exciting and close racing on catamarans that take off in just seven knots of wind and can fly at two and half times the real wind speed.
The Flying Phantom Bermuda event is based on an original idea from Tom Slingsby – Oracle Team USA’s Sailing Team Manager and Philippe Presti – Oracle Team USA’s coach, who experienced for themselves sailing their Flying Phantom on Bermuda’s Great Sound and found that this environment was the perfect venue to run a Flying Phantom regatta. Adam Barboza – of America’s Cup Bermuda and members of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club are involved in the organization of this event, which will be the grand finale to the 2015 Flying Phantom season.