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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

Research Studies Residents’ Perceptions Of AC

Research Studies Residents’ Perceptions Of AC

A peer-reviewed paper titled “The Economic Impacts and Perceptions of Residents, of Bermuda Hosting the 35th America’s Cup,” which outlines a study conducted by Bermuda College’s Senior Marketing Lecturer Shawn Deshields and Institutional Research Officer Cordell Riley, offers a number of insights into local perception of the event. A spokesperson... Read more of this article

Video: Wrapping Up AC35 In Bermuda

Video: Wrapping Up AC35 In Bermuda

This week’s ‘Minute with Mikaela’ video takes the time to wrap up the 35th America’s Cup, saying, “the real star of the show was Bermuda.” During the Minute, Mikaela Pearman said, “Now that the 35th America’s Cup is now in the history books. After 2 and a half years of preparation, the event we’ve all looked forward to... Read more of this article

Video: Significance & Value Of Hosting AC35

Video: Significance & Value Of Hosting AC35

America’s Cup Bermuda Chairman Peter Durhager and CEO Mike Winfield outlined the long-term value and importance of Bermuda’s accomplishment in a post event overview, and said that “detailed analysis and economic and social impact reports will be forthcoming in October 2017.” The 24-minute live video replay is below:The statement... Read more of this article

20.2 Tonnes Of Recyclables Collected From AC

20.2 Tonnes Of Recyclables Collected From AC

The Ministry of Public Works announced that 20.24 tonnes of recyclables were collected from the America’s Cup event village during the 22 day event last month. This amount increased Bermuda’s monthly recycling, which averages 63 tonnes, by just under 50% per day during the event period. A Ministry Spokesperson said, “Thanks is due... Read more of this article

Emirates Team NZ & The AC Arrive In Auckland

Emirates Team NZ & The AC Arrive In Auckland

Emirates Team New Zealand landed in Auckland bringing the America’s Cup back to New Zealand after 14 years.“It’s fantastic to be home, we just so proud of being New Zealanders” said CEO Grant Dalton in front of hundreds of fans gathered at Auckland Airport for the team’s arrival. Emirates Team New Zealand were flown home from Bermuda... Read more of this article

The Legacy Of The AC Endeavour Program

The Legacy Of The AC Endeavour Program

While the teams sailed at the America’s Cup, young sailors also hit the water as part of the America’s Cup Endeavour Program. America’s Cup Endeavour, a youth education and community sailing initiative, allowed hundreds of young students to learn to sail in both the west end and the east end. In addition to sailing, students were also exposed... Read more of this article

Minister Gibbons Provides America’s Cup Update

Minister Gibbons Provides America’s Cup Update

With the conclusion of the 35th America’s Cup, which saw five weeks of intense racing and Emirates Team New Zealand besting the field to win, Minister of Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons provided the following update to the public. Minister Gibbons said today, “Heartfelt congratulations must again be extended to Emirates Team New Zealand on... Read more of this article

BTA Looking At More Sports Tourism Events

BTA Looking At More Sports Tourism Events

In the wake of America’s Cup, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] is looking at the feasibility of many other sports-related events, citing that “Bermuda’s successful delivery of the 35th America’s Cup has elevated the destination to a strong position for attracting future sports tourism events and has already helped officials land new events... Read more of this article

Uncertainty With Future Of The America’s Cup

Uncertainty With Future Of The America’s Cup

With Emirates Team New Zealand’s recent America’s Cup win, they are now in control of the tournament’s destiny; however, as the only non-signatory to the ‘framework agreement’ signed by the other five America’s Cup teams, there remains some uncertainty regarding the next iteration of the event. After the Kiwi’s... Read more of this article