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AC: OMEGA Continues Sponsoring Team NZ

AC: OMEGA Continues Sponsoring Team NZ

Long-term Emirates Team New Zealand sponsor OMEGA announced its continued sponsorship of the team in its challenge for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. It is the second major sponsor of the team to renew its commitment in as many weeks along with Emirates. “Having OMEGA continue as a major sponsor is another landmark milestone for the team,” said... Read more of this article

Young Sailors Preview AC Sailing Programme

Young Sailors Preview AC Sailing Programme

Bermudian youth sailors received a sneak preview of the America’s Cup Community Sailing Programme on Thursday [May 21]. With the first building blocks of the programme – 8 Hobie Wave catamarans – arriving on the island this week, the opportunity to test sail the boats with 14 youth sailors was too good to pass up. America’s Cup sailors... Read more of this article

Barker Named CEO & Skipper Of Team Japan

Barker Named CEO & Skipper Of Team Japan

SoftBank Team Japan will be led by Dean Barker, who has been appointed skipper and CEO of the Japanese challenger. “Barker brings over 15 years of America’s Cup experience to the Japanese team, including having sailed in four America’s Cup Matches”, a spokesperson said. “This is an incredible opportunity to build a new team from the... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: ARC Sailboats Leave St George’s

Photos/Video: ARC Sailboats Leave St George’s

[Updated with video] After spending a few days enjoying Bermuda’s hospitality, yachts sailing under the flags of 20 different nations left Bermuda today [May 20] to make the 1800 nautical mile journey to Horta in the Azores.The group set sail from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on May 9th as part of the ARC Europe and ARC USA Spring... Read more of this article

50 Boats To Take Part: Marion Bermuda Race

50 Boats To Take Part: Marion Bermuda Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] In a mere month, fifty sailboats will hit the line in Buzzard’s Bay for the Marion version of the “Thrash to the Onion Patch” in the 20th Marion to Bermuda Race. The 118-foot “Spirit of Bermuda”, the island’s sail training vessel and Bermuda’s floating ambassador is the largest and only entry in the Classic Division.... Read more of this article

Photos: ARC Sailboats In St. George’s Harbour

Photos: ARC Sailboats In St. George’s Harbour

In addition to hosting Steven Spielberg’s $200 million super-yacht, the east end is presently playing host to a bevy of sailboats who have stopped in Bermuda as part of the World Cruising Club Spring Rallies. Yachts sailing under the flags of 20 different nations and crews from many more, set sail from Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on... Read more of this article

Video: Rough Sailing For Oracle Team USA

Video: Rough Sailing For Oracle Team USA

A recent day on the water for Oracle Team USA allowed for the capturing of a light moment as the crew lost control of their craft at high speed, resulting in a watery spill for the sailors aboard. The defending champion of the America’s Cup recently launched its training boat for the first time, with the team also capturing video footage of their... Read more of this article

Video: Artemis Racing Sailing In Bermuda

Video: Artemis Racing Sailing In Bermuda

Artemis Racing became the first America’s Cup challenger to launch its AC45 development catamaran in Bermuda this week. The Swedish team’s wing-sail foiling AC45 Turbo began sea trials in the Great Sound on Tuesday [May 12] after being launched from its new temporary base at the Royal Naval Dockyard. The first two days of sailing provided a real... Read more of this article

Boaters Reminded To Stay Safe Near AC45s

Boaters Reminded To Stay Safe Near AC45s

With both Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing now active on the Great Sound in their AC45 foiling catamarans, the fastest sailboats to fly above Bermuda waters have made their local debuts, with the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA], ACBDA and the Bermuda Water Safety Council reminding local boaters to stay safe. A statement released by the organizations... Read more of this article

ARC Europe & USA Fleets Set Sail From Tortola

ARC Europe & USA Fleets Set Sail From Tortola

Yachts sailing under the flags of 20 different nations and crews from many more, set sail from Nanny Cay, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands on Saturday 9 May for their offshore adventures as part of two World Cruising Club Spring rallies; ARC Europe and ARC USA, both of which include a stop in Bermuda. Venturing west to east across the Atlantic,... Read more of this article

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