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Video: Katrina Williams Leads Sailing Program

Video: Katrina Williams Leads Sailing Program

After training close to 1,000 M1 students over the past school year, the America’s Cup Endeavour Programme recently launched its summer programme with special two-week camps operating both East and West. Those that took part in the STEAM Curriculum programme were given the opportunity to sail for free this summer, provided they passed a performance... Read more of this article

Video: America’s Cup ‘Phenomenon Of Foiling’

Video: America’s Cup ‘Phenomenon Of Foiling’

Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill and Performance Manager Ian Burns recently discussed the “phenomenon of foiling” in a video, comparing foiling to “flying” and saying “it’s something that every time brings a smile to your face.” Team skipper Jimmy Spithill said, “The feeling for me was foiling was... Read more of this article

Digicel/BTC Sponsor Erica Hawley, Rockal Evans

Digicel/BTC Sponsor Erica Hawley, Rockal Evans

Digicel Business & BTC are continuing their support of youth sports by becoming the official Telecomms partner for youth triathlete Erica Hawley and youth sailor Rockal Evans. Erica, who has been competing in triathlons since she was 8 years old, first gained local and international recognition in 2014 when she represented Bermuda at the Youth Olympic... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Youth America’s Cup Training

Photos & Video: Youth America’s Cup Training

Team BDA finalists have been undertaking some grueling training as they gear up for the Youth America’s Cup 2017, and the photos and videos below provide a brief look at one of their recent training sessions.“Sessions include a 7.30am start at the gym for both upper and lower body strengthening work as well as stamina training, before they... Read more of this article

Bermuda Youth Sailors To Compete In Antigua

Bermuda Youth Sailors To Compete In Antigua

Tomorrow racing begins for the Bermuda team of Felix Cutler, Jordan Etemadi, Tayte Stefaniuk and Micah Thomas at the IODA North American Championship in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua where 144 sailors from 22 nations are competing. “The typically strong and consistent Caribbean breezes should suit the size and skill set of this experienced team. All... Read more of this article

30 Minute Video: ZFB “Foil Fest Special”

30 Minute Video: ZFB “Foil Fest Special”

Bermuda’s three resident America’s Cup teams opened their doors to the people of Bermuda at Foil Fest on June 25th, with thousands of residents and visitors treated to a look inside the teams bases and three drags races between the “super charged” AC45s in the waters just off the cruise ships berths in Dockyard. If you missed the action, ZFB... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta In June 2017

America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta In June 2017

Boat International Media, the America’s Cup Event Authority and the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club confirmed today [July 4] the hosting of the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta during the 35th America’s Cup in June 2017 in Bermuda. Three days of superyacht racing are scheduled to take place between 13 and 15 June 2017, just ahead of the 35th America’s... Read more of this article

Aerial Video: Newport To Bermuda Race Start

Aerial Video: Newport To Bermuda Race Start

The Newport Bermuda Race recently concluded, with the vessel Comanche setting an impressive new record in securing a victory in the race. Jim and Kristy Hinze Clark’s 100 foot screamer, skippered by Ken Read, crossed the line off St. David’s Lighthouse in a provisional 34hrs 42min 53sec, almost five hours ahead of the previous 39:39:18 set in 2012... Read more of this article

3-Year-Old ‘Sailor’ Takes Part In Newport Race

3-Year-Old ‘Sailor’ Takes Part In Newport Race

[Written by Chris Museler] When the Chilean-flagged Swan 57 Equinoccio powered through a Gulf Stream squall last weekend during the Newport to Bermuda Race, the speedometer pegged 15.7 knots, a record for the boat. As the sheets strained, a tiny voice rang up from the companionway, “Usted debe tomar la vela hacia abajo o irá en el agua!” What little... Read more of this article

First Chinese Entry Completes Newport  Race

First Chinese Entry Completes Newport Race

[Written by John Rousmaniere] The Newport Bermuda Race’s international race course has long attracted sailors and boats from many countries. The 185-boat entry list in early June included sailors from 23 countries and 21 boats with non-US sail numbers. Fifty-five of the crews included sailors from outside the USA. The Chinese crew on the J44 Spirit... Read more of this article

Bermuda Youth Sailors Competing In Portugal

Bermuda Youth Sailors Competing In Portugal

Bermuda’s youth sailors have arrived in Vilamoura, Portugal, to compete in the International Optimist Dinghy Association’s[IODA] World Championships. The regatta started on Saturday, June 25th and ends July 4th. The team of 5 were chosen after a qualification series of 16 races to determine the top sailors. Representing Bermuda is Micah Raynor,... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

Newport Bermuda Yacht Race Prizegiving Held

[Written by Talbot Wilson] His Excellency, The Governor of Bermuda, George Fergusson did his duty Saturday night on the podium in front of Government House. The seasoned diplomat shook hands, shared awards and trophies, and posed for photos 114 times with skippers and crews of more than 50 yachts. Sharing duties with the Governor were Royal Bermuda... Read more of this article

Emirates Team Launch Custom Designed Boat

Emirates Team Launch Custom Designed Boat

Emirates Team New Zealand celebrated a long awaited milestone this week at their base in Auckland by launching their first custom designed development boat. The 45 foot catamaran has been in the process of being built for the past six months and has taken a dedicated team of boat builders and sub contractors over 35,000 hours to construct, with the... Read more of this article