Free Public Viewing Areas: America’s Cup Races

May 9, 2017 | 16 Comments

The Ministry of the Environment advised that the “Department of Parks has cleared several areas from which the public can enjoy unobstructed views of races on the Great Sound,” and “there will be no cost, and the public may use these areas on a first come first served basis.”

Ft Scaur Viewing Areas - ACBDA Bermuda May 2017

The specially cleared locations include an area of Spanish Point Park known as Pontoons, an area of the western Railway Trail near Five Star Island, and an area of the Railway Trail near Fort Scaur. Note that Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse Park is also available to the public for viewing the races.

RT Spton Viewing Area Bench Bermuda May 2017

Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards said, “The America’s Cup 35 races will be amazing to witness, and the Department of Parks wanted to make sure that everyone who wishes to view the races could do so.

“There is no charge and these areas are open to the public. In fact, unless major safety concerns arise, all our National Parks under the remit of the Department of Parks will be open for the entirety of the America’s Cup.”

Spanish Point Viewing Area Bermuda May 2017

The Ministry added, “In order to maintain these viewing areas for public use, the Department of Parks would like to inform the public that from 26 May 2017 until 28 June 2017 the Department will not be issuing Special Permission Permits for events in the following National Parks: Spanish Point, Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse, Fort Scaur and the Western Railway Trail.

“This is to allow all patrons equal opportunity to enjoy the parks and view portions of the America’s Cup events from these key vantage points.

AC Spanish Point Park Bermuda May 2017

“As a reminder, under the protection of the Act and its regulations, parking along the Railway Trail is prohibited, as is motorised traffic. Parking in the vicinity is limited.

Five Star Panorama Bermuda May 2017

“The Department would also like to remind the public to be mindful of the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986 and its 1988 Regulations while using our National Parks.

“The public are advised that it is an offense to litter, park vehicles in un-authorized areas, destroy vegetation, play music or run loud generators to the annoyance of others enjoying our parks. For further information please visit here or Department of Parks Notice.

Railway Panorama Bermuda May 2017

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  1. Say Whaat says:

    This is nice. Will people be prevented from camping so that everyone can get a chance at good spots?

    • Uhhh says:

      No, Camping out and spray painting your territory in the ground etc are just a few things privileged and entitled bermudians get to do. You know this lol. Take this right away and you will most likely see a tools down situation on your hands.

  2. Good, Ill have my 10×10 pop up tent and cooler and good to go.

    • Uhhh says:

      Im sayin like… Ain’t nobody got time for ya tent blockin their view so you best place it carefully out of consideration for ya fellow Bermudian K? Safe…

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Oh c’mon , OJ aint going anywhere or setting up any tents to watch this event .
        He’s already said plenty of times he has no interest in this sport of the privileged who have had $110,000,000 ‘given’ to them .

  3. Uhhh says:

    Oh great, now the government is helping out the people of Bermuda with free viewing… what next?!?

  4. George says:

    Ahh yes all prime spots……….. only a few miles away from the action! If this is stadium racing then these are the nosebleed seats! ; )

  5. Unobstructed says:

    Can fly drones too!

    • Unbelievable says:

      Where does it say that? Last time, no drones were allowed at all that week.

      • legalgal says:

        Of course no drones – do you want to take down a helicopter or otherwise kill someone?!

  6. C13 Voter says:

    And no, you cannot put tape down in these areas to mark your spot or ask your ace-girl to sit a chair for 3 days beforehand! :)

  7. Unbelievable says:

    I’ve come here for the complaining.

  8. Islandsista says:

    These comments! LOL

  9. Janice says:

    Bermudas cup is your cup

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