Photos & Video: Team Oracle Base Roof Wetting

April 26, 2015

The Oracle Team USA base was inaugurated in accordance with local custom during a roof wetting ceremony on Friday evening at Dockyard.

Team General Manager Grant Simmer said, “This roof wetting ceremony is a great milestone for Oracle Team USA and all of our partners in Bermuda. It is a celebration of five months of very hard work by all of the contractors and local workers here, who have put in the long hours to make this a reality.”

Mr Simmer added, “I’d like to say thank you to all of you who have contributed to building our new home. The welcome we’ve received in Bermuda has been tremendous and what you have built here is exactly what we need so that we can start our work to prepare for the next America’s Cup. Thank you for your hard work and your contribution to our team.”

Nearly 40 local firms participated in the base construction, employing over 185 workers, the team said, adding that “the event was an opportunity to thank the workers who have worked to aggressive deadlines over the past five months in order to have the base finished on time.”

The base has been completed just in time too – inside is the Oracle Team USA AC45S, which has been assembled this week.

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  1. Dog says:

    I see a lot of crooked smiles there

  2. An event such as the upcoming Americas Cup is certainly a pleasure…
    “The Oracle Team USA base was inaugurated in accordance with local custom during a roof wetting ceremony on Friday evening at Dockyard.” Nearly 40 local firms participated in the base construction, employing over 185 workers, the team said, adding that “the event was an opportunity to thank the workers who have worked to aggressive deadlines over the past five months in order to have the base finished on time.”
    The base has been completed just in time too – inside is the Oracle Team USA AC45S, which has been assembled this week.

  3. Y-Gurl says:

    Who owns the buildings and indeed the huge infrastructure after 2017 and what will it all be used for

    • Micro says:

      WEDCO I believe, pretty sure this has been talked about extensively at least.

  4. Commodore JB of BBIRYC says:

    This was a fantastic milestone and I am glad to have been involved. There are so many exciting events planned in the lead up to the main event. Our Press Secretary will be releasing more information in due course!

  5. Snowballs says:

    Where is everyone else base? I guess if no one else comes they could race against some Bda dinghy’s with a little head start for de smaller wessels.

  6. Terry says:

    I don’t even know why I bother commenting here anymore with these ***hole comments.

    I give up.

    I really do.

  7. tom cooke says:

    As Terry is to exasperated to say… look at all the art est impressions that have been put foward to the planning dept… 10 to 14 acres will be reclamed at the Dock yard. .. somtimes I wonder… do you guys have any idea what is coming… because judging by a lot of the small mined people you don’t have a clue…
    like Terry. .. I will have a rum.. but a large one…

  8. Jus' Wonderin' says:

    THANK YOU to Grant Gibbons and the OBA!!