Start Of America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta

June 13, 2017

Today [June 13], the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta starts, as a part of the overall America’s Cup Superyacht Program.

A fleet of twenty yachts measuring a minimum 24m in length – including an array of J Class yachts – will compete for the Boat International America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta Trophy. The trophy is currently held by Adela, which won in San Francisco in 2013.

The racing will continue for the next three days – June 13 to 15 – in collaboration with the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

Competitors include Olympic sailor medalist Peter Holmberg and Canadian double Olympic medal winner Ross MacDonald, aboare the 42.6m Topaz.

The event, hosted by Boat International Media, will take place North, East and South of the eastern portion of Bermuda [offshore racing].

According to the America’s Cup website, the Superyacht Regatta is an invitational event, “open to sailing yachts whose LOA is 80 foot or greater.

The fleet will be divided into classes based on the size and specifications of the entrants.

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