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Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Dimitri Stevens

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Dimitri Stevens

Dimitri Stevens was first introduced to sailing at 11-years-old through the Waterwise Programme at Dellwood Middle School. He’s currently a Bermuda College student studying to enter the Information Technology field; before that he attended The Berkeley Institute, Dellwood Middle School and West Pembroke Primary. Dimitri, 22, considers taking part... Read more of this article

Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

Video: Local America’s Cup Themed Products

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights local businesses offering America’s Cup themed products, saying there are about a dozen local businesses that have permission to sell products with the America’s Cup logo. During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “They’re known as licensees and many have developed products specifically... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Offering Spectator Boat Packages

America’s Cup Offering Spectator Boat Packages

There is a range of spectator experiences available for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, on land in the America’s Cup Village, and on the water where Spectator Boat experiences are proving popular with America’s Cup fans. “In May and June, when the 35th America’s Cup action will be taking place on the Great Sound, the weather in Bermuda... Read more of this article

Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35

Customs Officers Train In Advance Of AC35

As part of their preparation for the upcoming America’s Cup, Customs Officers underwent training which was facilitated by French Customs Officials from St. Martin and Martinique, the Ministry of National Security said. The Ministry said that Mr. Jacky Trinel [from St. Martin] and Mr. Sylvian Testud [from Martinique] are both “experts in the... Read more of this article

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

Column: Small Business Opportunities For AC

[Written by BEDC Chairman Nick Kempe] There is still the impression in the community that large amounts of financing will be needed to cash in on the numerous AC35 business opportunities. Far too many are operating under the belief that expensive equipment or guaranteed contracts are required to get in the game.However, there are a great number of... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Programs Should Have Started Long Ago’

PLP: ‘Programs Should Have Started Long Ago’

With only two months until the America’s Cup, the PLP “encourages entrepreneurs to take advantage of this last minute program, if you can,” Shadow Tourism Minister Jamahl Simmons said, adding that “planning and programs like this should have started long ago to ensure benefits are spread widely.” Mr Simmons did not refer... Read more of this article

BEDC Offering Loans To Help Meet AC Demand

BEDC Offering Loans To Help Meet AC Demand

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] has allocated $300,000 in funds for small, short-term loans – $2,000 to $20,000 – to facilitate local business opportunities developing or expanding as a result of the America’s Cup being held in Bermuda between May and June 2017. The “BEDC Local Biz Opps Micro Loan Product”... Read more of this article

Dockyard Is Open ‘As Normal’ For America’s Cup

Dockyard Is Open ‘As Normal’ For America’s Cup

The Royal Naval Dockyard will be open for business as normal for locals and visitors during the America’s Cup. Andrew Dias, the West End Development Corporation’s General Manager said there had been some queries from overseas visitors asking if Dockyard would be operating as usual. “It is worth reminding everyone that the America’s Cup event... Read more of this article

Phone, Data, Internet Capacity Increased For AC

Phone, Data, Internet Capacity Increased For AC

“Local telecommunications companies are geared up for America’s Cup by increasing Bermuda’s mobile phone, data and internet capacity and all providers are confident that Bermuda’s telecommunications services will be robust and will exceed consumer demand,” the ACBDA said. “It is anticipated that spectators, race participants,... Read more of this article

Photos: Team France Holds Practice Session

Photos: Team France Holds Practice Session

French challengers for the America’s Cup, Groupama Team France, have just released images of the team’s very first practice session in Bermuda on their America’s Cup Class [ACC] boat, also named Groupama Team France, the high-tech catamaran with which they will compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. “For a first time, it’s been rather... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Philip Hagen

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Philip Hagen

Philip Hagen is one of TeamBDA’s contingent of “athletes” who had little or no sailing experience prior to earning his way onto the team. The 20-year-old from Warwick did, however, have a background in competitive swimming that helped develop the mental and physical attributes needed for TeamBDA. Prior to joining the team full-time in January,... Read more of this article

“Official Cancer Charity” Of 35th America’s Cup

“Official Cancer Charity” Of 35th America’s Cup

Just over two months away from the start of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, the America’s Cup has announced that the Conquer Cancer Foundation is the “Official Cancer Charity” partner of the event. Established by the American Society of Clinical Oncology [ASCO], the Conquer Cancer Foundation [CCF] works to create a world free from the fear... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup Race Boats Highlighted

Video: America’s Cup Race Boats Highlighted

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ highlights the America’s Cup class yachts, saying that while the boats they will be racing “mostly look the same, it’s said the team with the best technology will win the Cup.” During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “Today we’re taking a look at the machines that will be flying across... Read more of this article