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Youth America’s Cup: Meet TeamBDA’s Peter Dill

Youth America’s Cup: Meet TeamBDA’s Peter Dill

At just 18-years-old Peter Dill is the youngest member of TeamBDA. Recently named Boat Captain, he will be in charge of making sure the team’s AC45f is ready to race in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. This is a big responsibility but Peter’s experience as an intern with Oracle Team USA’s shore crew should hold him in good stead. A... Read more of this article

Tucker’s Point Charters Spectator Yacht For AC

Tucker’s Point Charters Spectator Yacht For AC

Beginning on May 26th, Bermuda will host the 35th America’s Cup and to ensure that guests of Rosewood Tucker’s Point can fully enjoy the experience, the property has chartered the 122 foot-long Mariner III Spectator Yacht each race day. “Guests of the resort can spend the day enjoying exclusive access to the race course while enjoying... Read more of this article

Local Author Releases ‘Tiny Wins America’s Cup’

Local Author Releases ‘Tiny Wins America’s Cup’

Elizabeth Mulderig — also known by her pen name Betsy Bermuda — has written a new children’s book entitled “Tiny Wins the America’s Cup in Bermuda”, which details Tiny’s triumphant victory in which he overcomes trials and tribulations including sailing backwards and seasickness. The book is the latest Tiny the Tree Frog adventure... Read more of this article

‘America’s Cup: The Big Show In Bermuda’ Talk

‘America’s Cup: The Big Show In Bermuda’ Talk

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Talks series is getting set to present “America’s Cup in High Gear: 2017 & the Big Show in Bermuda” with Jack Griffin on Monday, February 13, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Jack Griffin is Editor of Cup Experience, a unique newsletter and website dedicated to audience... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Owen Siese

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Owen Siese

Last month Owen Siese was named TeamBDA’s Team Manager for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. This role will see the 21-year-old work alongside the Skipper to ensure all aspects of team’s preparations are on schedule and on target. Growing up, Owen attended Somerset Primary and Warwick Academy. He was in the midst of completing his Mathematics... Read more of this article

Oracle Skipper Spithill Encouraged By Results

Oracle Skipper Spithill Encouraged By Results

An extended series of practice racing has concluded in Bermuda with skipper Jimmy Spithill saying the team has added to its knowledge base through competition against the other Bermuda based teams. “Anytime you get to simulate real race conditions, with the America’s Cup Race Committee [Iain Murray, Melanie Roberts] here, it pushes the whole team... Read more of this article

Team Japan Skipper: Practice Racing Is Valuable

Team Japan Skipper: Practice Racing Is Valuable

Blue skies and good winds set up another very useful day of practice racing on Bermuda’s Great Sound for the four teams already calling Bermuda home – Oracle Team USA, SoftBank Team Japan, Land Rover BAR and Artemis Racing. Dean Barker, SoftBank Team Japan’s CEO and Skipper talked about why practice racing is valuable, even five months out from... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Mackenzie Cooper

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Mackenzie Cooper

Mackenzie Cooper was recently named the Skipper of TeamBDA for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, an opportunity that he calls “a dream come true”. The 22-year-old went to Warwick Academy before attending Tabor Academy in the US. He is presently taking a year off from St. Mary’s College of Maryland to prepare with TeamBDA. The Southampton... Read more of this article

20 Superyachts Enter 2017 AC Regatta Thus Far

20 Superyachts Enter 2017 AC Regatta Thus Far

The America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta will be one of the highlights of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017, and so far 20 superyachts have registered to compete. Some of the world’s most beautiful yachts will be given the perfect stage on which to perform on Bermuda’s crystal clear waters from 13th to 15th June, and there is still time... Read more of this article

Youth Sailors Return Home After Winning In NZ

Youth Sailors Return Home After Winning In NZ

The Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards, Junior Minister Nandi Outerbridge, MP Jeff Sousa and Senator Renee Ming welcomed home young Bermudian sailors Ahzai Smith and Christopher Raymond who both won their respective fleets in the Forward Sailing O’pen Cup in New Zealand last week. Related StoriesSmith &... Read more of this article

Bermuda’s Youth AC Team Fills Key Positions

Bermuda’s Youth AC Team Fills Key Positions

As per the rules of the regatta, TeamBDA announced they have filled the Skipper, Team Manager and Boat Captain roles, as they continue their preparations for 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. The June regatta, taking place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, will see TeamBDA being led by Skipper Mackenzie Cooper, with Owen Siese named as Team Manager, and... Read more of this article

Smith & Raymond Win Divisions In New Zealand

Smith & Raymond Win Divisions In New Zealand

Young Bermudian sailors Ahzai Smith and Christopher Raymond made an impressive showing at the 2017 Forward Sailing O’pen Cup in New Zealand, with both of them winning their divisions.Minister of Social Development and Sports Sylvan Richards extended his congratulations to the pair. Ahzai won the Gold Fleet with 15 Net Points, while Christopher won... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sailors Continue To Hold Lead In NZ

Bermuda Sailors Continue To Hold Lead In NZ

The 2017 Forward Sailing O’pen Cup continues in New Zealand, with two young Bermudians continuing the hold the lead in their respective fleets following the second day of action. Azhai Smith and Christopher Raymond, both aged 12, flew to New Zealand earlier this month with AC Endeavour Program Coordinator Leah Collis to compete in three regattas.They... Read more of this article