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BWSC: Give AC Boats As Much Room As Able

BWSC: Give AC Boats As Much Room As Able

The Bermuda Water Safety Council [BWSC] has appealed to the island’s boating public to give as much room as able to America’s Cup boats, which are now in high gear with training. In a post on social media, the Bermuda Water Safety Council said, “Urgent! The ACBDA have just informed that the AC boats are now in high gear training in... Read more of this article

‘Spirit Of Bermuda’ Wins Awards In Antigua

‘Spirit Of Bermuda’ Wins Awards In Antigua

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation’s Spirit of Bermuda sailed to Antigua to participate in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta as well as the Antigua to Bermuda Race, and while in Antigua she participated in a gamut of activities, including the Antigua Classic Yacht Week. The vessel and her crew did very well, with Spirit of Bermuda winning the Concourse... Read more of this article

Land Rover BAR Youth Team Train In Bermuda

Land Rover BAR Youth Team Train In Bermuda

Land Rover BAR Academy recently took part in a training camp in Bermuda where they sailed the AC45F for the first time, which is the boat they will race in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and the same boat used by the senior team during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series 2015/16. They hit the waters of Bermuda’s Great Sound in preparation... Read more of this article

Day-In-The-Life Of Bermuda’s Youth AC Team

Day-In-The-Life Of Bermuda’s Youth AC Team

TeamBDA has been training full time since January of this year as they prepare to take on 11 other nations in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. Their training schedule is rigorous and thorough, and although their schedule can vary largely depending on the weather, below is what a typical day looks like for the young athletes who make up TeamBDA.6:30am:... Read more of this article

Connor Astwood Joins Softbank Team Japan

Connor Astwood Joins Softbank Team Japan

Connor Astwood has decided to rejoin SoftBank Team Japan ahead of the upcoming America’s Cup. His decision means he will not take part in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with TeamBDA. Until January this year, when he began training full time with TeamBDA, Connor, who is Japanese-Bermudian, had held a full-time position with SoftBank Team Japan. “The... Read more of this article

“Get To Know TeamBDA” Event On April 26

“Get To Know TeamBDA” Event On April 26

All of Bermuda is encouraged to come out and support TeamBDA, who are competing in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. TeamBDA, ten high-performing young athletes, will make a public appearance at Liberty Theatre on Wednesday April 26th, from 6.00pm – 7.00pm.The ACBDA said, “This will be Bermuda’s chance to ask about the team’s training... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks: What Does it Take To Win AC?

BUEI Talks: What Does it Take To Win AC?

The latest installment of the BUEI Talks series will take place at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute on April 18th, and will feature ‘Sailor Talk’ with Oracle Team USA, on ‘What Does it Take to Win the America’s Cup?” The event poster says, “To compete in the America’s Cup, the elite sailors of Oracle Team USA... Read more of this article

‘Important To Welcome Everyone On Ships’

‘Important To Welcome Everyone On Ships’

At the age of 15, Bermudian Sarah Maybury got a taste of life on the high seas as she sailed a tall ship from Charleston to Boston. She has never forgotten the experience and the help she was given and now wants to help the crew and trainees of the tall ships heading to Bermuda as part of the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. Ms Maybury has volunteered... Read more of this article

Photos: ‘Danmark’ Training Ship Visits Bermuda

Photos: ‘Danmark’ Training Ship Visits Bermuda

The island is hosting another marine visitor, with the Danish training ship Danmark sailing into the east end today [April 11]. According to Danmark’s website, the 213-foot long ship sailed in from the US. Virgin Islands, will stay a few days in Bermuda, and then head to Hensingoer, Denmark. The Danish Government built the Danmark in 1932 in order... Read more of this article

Photos: America’s Cup Practice Racing Round 2

Photos: America’s Cup Practice Racing Round 2

Five of the six teams are engaging in a second round of practice racing in their new America’s Cup Class boats, from Thursday April, 6 through Wednesday, April 12, with racing is taking place on the Great Sound in Bermuda, where the 35th America’s Cup will be decided this summer. The sixth team, Emirates Team New Zealand, will soon be sailing... Read more of this article

Photos: Tall Ship ‘Oliver Hazard Perry’ Arrives

Photos: Tall Ship ‘Oliver Hazard Perry’ Arrives

America’s new 200-foot tall ship — the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry — arrived in Hamilton Harbour today [April 9] on a voyage hosted in partnership with Ocean Navigator magazine for adults learning the skill of offshore celestial navigation and marine meteorology. With a main mast that towers 13 ½ stories high, 19 spars, 20 sails and seven... Read more of this article

Video: Paralympic Medalist Sails With Oracle

Video: Paralympic Medalist Sails With Oracle

Alex Zanardi — the BMW Works and former Formula 1 and Cart driver and Paralympic Gold Medalist — sailed with Oracle Team USA on Wednesday and said he was blown away by the experience. “When we first took off, and the boat picked up speed so rapidly… Wow!” Zanardi said, still excited and enthusiastic after a return to dockside. “Through... Read more of this article

Video: Oracle Team USA Capsize During Training

Video: Oracle Team USA Capsize During Training

Oracle Team USA capsized its new America’s Cup Class boat during training on Bermuda’s Great Sound today [April 8]. No crew members were injured and early indications are that damage to the boat is limited. “We flipped over our new America’s Cup Class boat,” said skipper Jimmy Spithill at dockside about an hour after the capsize.“All the... Read more of this article