New York AC World Series Events Conclude

May 8, 2016

Participating in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series [LVACWS] trophy presentation after a successful day of racing was a gratifying conclusion to an exciting weekend of events, Premier Michael Dunkley said this evening [May 8].

The public will be aware that the Premier is in New York supporting activities associated with the LVACWS events. And earlier this afternoon, Emirates Team New Zealand won ‎today’s third race and final race and the regatta.
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A spokesperson said, “This weekend was a busy one with all hands on deck in New York to ensure that Bermuda and its America’s Cup promotions were front and centre at the AC Race Village, located downtown at Brookfield Place.

Racing Day 2 of Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series New York

“Against the backdrop of Bermuda Branding and thousands of spectators, Premier Dunkley along with Minister Grant Gibbons joined such local partners as Goslings, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA], Hamilton Princess, the ACBDA and others in spreading the Bermuda message to the huge crowds attending the LVACWS events.

“More specifically, the Premier participated in media outreach which included an interview with Forbes.com, media engagements at the America’s Cup Media Centre and a visit to the BTA booth for some interaction with staff and guests.

“During each of the media opportunities Premier Dunkley highlighted Bermuda’s attractiveness as a leisure and business destination, the strides taken to ensure the success of the Island’s tourism product, upcoming hotel development, the transformation of Dockyard into the America’s Cup Village and the overall importance of Bermuda hosting the 2017 America’s Cup.”

Meanwhile, in his capacity as National Security Minister and Chair of the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] Premier Dunkley was provided an extensive assessment of the safety and security operations overseeing the LVACWS weekend of events. The Premier said he was “quite impressed with the intricacies and planning for the massive event”.

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Another highlight for the Premier was having a front row seat to the racing action on the Hudson River yesterday as part of a Guest Chaser experience.

Of the overall weekend, Premier Dunkley said, “It was exciting to see the buzz this event is creating and just how many people know about Bermuda. People who’ve been to the Island appreciate how good the sailing conditions are and how good a venue it is.

“Bermuda showcased extremely well this weekend. Everyone who represented the Island, from the BTA to our local sponsor organisations, certainly ensured that we were top of mind this weekend. As Premier, it made me very proud to see how well Bermuda was being received.

“Our aim was to promote our Island to the thousands of people here this weekend, and I’m encouraged that our efforts will bear fruit in enticing people to come to Bermuda in May and June 2017, which will ultimately benefit Bermuda.”

Premier Dunkley returns to Bermuda tomorrow.

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  1. get real says:

    So this guy has been off doing his best Ewart Brown impression while people in Bermuda getting robbed every week. Smdh

    He loves to photo though, all you do is see him smiling, but can say a word about people getting robbed.

    • steva says:

      Oh get over yourself. You’d find a reason to complain if he didn’t go and take advantage of the opportunity to promote Bermuda. Your just a hater!

  2. Congratulation to the Bermudian reps. I personally believe thefollowing two paragraphs explains it all. “Bermuda showcased extremely well this weekend. Everyone who represented the Island, from the B.T.A. to our local sponsor and organisations; certainly ensured that we were top of mind this weekend. As Premier, it made me very proud to see how well Bermuda was being received.
    “Our aim was to promote our Island to the thousands of people here this weekend, and I’m encouraged that our efforts will bear fruit in enticing people to come to Bermuda in May and June 2017, which will ultimately benefit Bermuda.”

    Well done to everyone :-)

  3. Nick says:

    Great exposure for Bermuda! Well Done!!
    However, TV coverage was ruined by the insertion of 5 minutes of adverts right in the middle of each race. As the last two races were reduced in length and lead changes were constant due to the shifting winds, viewers missed a significant portion and were returned to a completely different leaderboard not knowing what happened.
    I sincerely hope that can be avoided next year.