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Softbank Team Japan Launches AC Race Boat

Softbank Team Japan Launches AC Race Boat

[Updated with video] SoftBank Team Japan unveiled their brand new America’s Cup Class race yacht “Hikari” today in Dockyard, saying the next-generation boat is “designed to win the first ever America’s Cup for a Japanese flagged challenger.” Hikari, meaning “flash of light”, was selected from over 430 names submitted... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Shomari Warner

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Shomari Warner

With a background in boxing and rugby, TeamBDA member Shomari Warner only got his start sailing last June. The 23-year-old sees taking part in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup as “a chance to be a part of history in Bermuda”. It has also proven to be a great opportunity for him to meet new people and discover exactly what he is made of –... Read more of this article

America’s Cup To Sponsor End To End Walk

America’s Cup To Sponsor End To End Walk

The America’s Cup said they are “excited to support the XL Catlin End to End Fun Walk at this year’s event as a Silver Sponsor. The annual event, celebrating 30 years of ‘fun raising’, will be held on Saturday, May 6 starting at 7am in King’s Square, St. George’s. The Fun Walk sponsored by America’s Cup starts at Beacon Hill Road... Read more of this article

Video: ACBDA Holding Business Info Sessions

Video: ACBDA Holding Business Info Sessions

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights the America’s Cup information sessions, saying “we encourage all local business owners or anyone with ideas regarding AC35 to come out and learn how to make AC35 work for you.” The first in the series was held last night, and you can watch the 2.5 hour video of the Marine Services Information... Read more of this article

Video: Man Overboard In Oracle Training Session

Video: Man Overboard In Oracle Training Session

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill has often spoken about the risks inherent in pushing the boundaries of the sport. The team had another reminder of that on Wednesday when grinder Graeme Spence went overboard in front of the main beam, and fell in the water between the two hulls.Spence was in a vulnerable position, crossing the boat in a tack,... Read more of this article

2.5 Hour Video: AC Marine Services Info Session

2.5 Hour Video: AC Marine Services Info Session

The America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA] held the first in a series of information sessions this evening [Feb 23], with the meetings designed to assist local business owners and entrepreneurs who are interested in business opportunities during the America’s Cup this summer. This evening’s session was held at St. Paul’s AME Hall and focused on... Read more of this article

ACBDA Planning Application: Temporary Dock

ACBDA Planning Application: Temporary Dock

America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA] has filed a planning application for the construction of a temporary dock located adjacent to Kindley Field. The planning application says in part, “Proposed construction of a temporary dock located adjacent to Kindley Field Road, close to the junction with the Causeway. “Consisting of a T-shaped floating... Read more of this article

Regiment Soldiers Train For America’s Cup Role

Regiment Soldiers Train For America’s Cup Role

A total of 16 soldiers from the Royal Bermuda Regiment have completed a four-day course in security and search techniques in the run-up to the America’s Cup. Now the group will use “skills learned from airport and ports security expert John Pears to train other soldiers to keep the Cup a safe and enjoyable experience,” the RBR said. “And... Read more of this article

Artemis Racing Launches Its AC Race Boat

Artemis Racing Launches Its AC Race Boat

Artemis Racing‘s new race yacht, “Magic Blue”, was christened today by Torbjörn Törnqvist’s wife, Natalia, at a special celebration in Bermuda. The launch sees the culmination of more than three years of intense design and development work, which began almost immediately after the finish of the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco. The... Read more of this article

First Time On AC Course: Team Oracle Sail “17″

First Time On AC Course: Team Oracle Sail “17″

Oracle Team USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America’s Cup Class boat, “17″, for the first time. “We had a successful day,” said skipper Jimmy Spithill dockside after the training session. “First impressions were great. The boat went really well, so everyone is happy.”The new... Read more of this article

Youth America’s Cup: Meet TeamBDA’s Peter Dill

Youth America’s Cup: Meet TeamBDA’s Peter Dill

At just 18-years-old Peter Dill is the youngest member of TeamBDA. Recently named Boat Captain, he will be in charge of making sure the team’s AC45f is ready to race in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. This is a big responsibility but Peter’s experience as an intern with Oracle Team USA’s shore crew should hold him in good stead. A... Read more of this article

Update On Preparations For The America’s Cup

Update On Preparations For The America’s Cup

Noting that we are less than 100 days away from the event, Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons provided an update on the preparations for the America’s Cup in the House of Assembly today, saying he encourages “everyone to remain focused and rally together in support of Bermuda during AC35.” Dr Gibbons said, “Excellent... Read more of this article

Tucker’s Point Charters Spectator Yacht For AC

Tucker’s Point Charters Spectator Yacht For AC

Beginning on May 26th, Bermuda will host the 35th America’s Cup and to ensure that guests of Rosewood Tucker’s Point can fully enjoy the experience, the property has chartered the 122 foot-long Mariner III Spectator Yacht each race day. “Guests of the resort can spend the day enjoying exclusive access to the race course while enjoying... Read more of this article