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Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #2

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #2

“The beauty of Bermuda and its natural assets – including the people in our community – these all make up one of the reasons why the 35th America’s Cup was so successful in Bermuda”, the ACBDA said. “Hear from those who led the organising authorities and from Bermudians who excelled in their trade during Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #1

Video: America’s Cup Documentary Part #1

Look back at the highlights of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda with a 9-part retrospective documentary produced by the ACBDA, and narrated by legendary Bermudian actor Earl Cameron. The documentary is airing on ZBM TV9 this week, and each of the nine parts will be available online here on Bernews, beginning today. “Hear from people behind... Read more of this article

MP Dunkley: America’s Cup Helped The Island

MP Dunkley: America’s Cup Helped The Island

“We dug Bermuda out of the hole called economic abyss and spiraling debt through solid policy and vision. Bermuda today is in a better position,” former Premier Michael Dunkley said, adding that the “America’s Cup was a huge undertaking, which helped us dig out.” Speaking in the House of Assembly during a Take Note Motion on... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup AC75 Concept Revealed

Video: America’s Cup AC75 Concept Revealed

A new era in America’s Cup racing has been unveiled, as the concept for the AC75, the class of boat to be sailed in the 36th America’s Cup is released illustrating a new vision for high performance fully foiling monohull racing yachts. “The Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa design teams have spent the last four months evaluating a wide... Read more of this article

SJD World Gives Back On Philanthropy Day

SJD World Gives Back On Philanthropy Day

In honour of National Philanthropy Day, a Bermudian graphic design firm is giving back to the local community. SJD World, the creators of a popular America’s Cup Activity Book, which features a host of child-approved games, puzzles and educational resources, have selected ten community based organisations, charities and schools to donate copies of... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Bermuda ‘Legacy Impact Report’

America’s Cup Bermuda ‘Legacy Impact Report’

In addition to the PWC report, the America’s Cup Bermuda also released a 56-page ‘Legacy Impact Report’, saying that one of the aims of the event was to “ensure that Bermuda and its people can benefit from its legacy for many years to come.” The report’s executive summary said, ”The 35th America’s Cup provided Bermuda... Read more of this article

Dr Gibbons: ‘Significant Contribution Of AC35′

Dr Gibbons: ‘Significant Contribution Of AC35′

Former Minister Dr Grant Gibbons said that “as the OBA Government Minister with responsibility for the 2017 America’s Cup, I was pleased to read PWC’s independent assessment of the event, which clearly demonstrates the significant contribution AC35 made to Bermuda’s economy over the past three years and will continue to make well into the... Read more of this article

ACBDA: Event Cost $64.1M, Generated $336.4M

ACBDA: Event Cost $64.1M, Generated $336.4M

The cost of hosting the America’s Cup was $64.1 million, and it generated economic activity of $336.4 million, the America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA] said this afternoon [Nov 9], adding that the event came in “under budget” and the revenues “exceeded forecasts.” The 45-minute live video replay is belowThe ACBDA said, “The... Read more of this article

ACBDA To Hold Press Conference On Thursday

ACBDA To Hold Press Conference On Thursday

The America Cup Bermuda will be holding a press conference tomorrow afternoon [Nov 9] where they are expected to discuss the Economic, Environmental and Social Impact of the 35th America’s Cup on Bermuda. According to the Potential Economic Impact [PEI] assessment released by the ACBDA back in 2015 before the event took place, the direct spending... Read more of this article

Report: Sailing Series Might Come To Bermuda

Report: Sailing Series Might Come To Bermuda

Larry Ellison, whose syndicate lost the America’s Cup to New Zealand, might be announcing a “World Series of Sailing” event, with an article at by sailing journalist Rob Mundle saying “it is now likely” that one round of the World Series would be held in Bermuda. The story said “Larry Ellison, whose syndicate lost the America’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Called A Superyacht “Playground”

Bermuda Called A Superyacht “Playground”

Bermuda has been featured as a “playground” for the superyachting community by JamaqueParadis Magazine, a publication known for its placement in hotels and VIP lounges in the Caribbean, with the article noting that the luxury boat owners were “particularly appreciative of the privacy that Bermuda offers” and the “lifestyle... Read more of this article

Dr Gibbons:  ‘Trump-Like Misinformation On AC’

Dr Gibbons: ‘Trump-Like Misinformation On AC’

It’s “unfortunate” that the new PLP government “continue to spin Trump-like misinformation about Bermuda’s highly successful financial management and hosting of the recent 35th America’s Cup,” Shadow Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons said today. Premier Tables Supplementary Estimate Earlier today, Premier... Read more of this article

BTA Release Statistics On AC Tourism Impact

BTA Release Statistics On AC Tourism Impact

The Bermuda Tourism Authority released statistics covering the time span the island hosted the America’s Cup, saying the average hotel rate for June was 30% higher [increase of $133.38 per night] when compared to June 2016, and June hotel occupancy was 79.4%, which was on “par with the performance seen in 2016.” There were 100 superyachts... Read more of this article