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Bermuda To Host Tall Ships Regatta In 2017

Bermuda To Host Tall Ships Regatta In 2017

Tall Ships Bermuda today [Feb 9] confirmed that Bermuda will be a host port in the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta [RDV2017] – a 7,000 nautical mile transatlantic race and circumnavigation of the North Atlantic Ocean to six countries. Bermuda will be the centre of maritime attraction during early June 2017 with the 35th America’s Cup Races,... Read more of this article

Artemis Racing Launches Second Turbo Boat

Artemis Racing Launches Second Turbo Boat

Artemis Racing has made a flying start to 2016, relocating the team’s sailing operations to Bermuda and launching its second turbo development boat of this America’s Cup campaign. The new boat, nicknamed ‘T2’, was launched in Alameda, California, in early January. Design Coordinator, Adam May, provides an insight into the team’s development... Read more of this article

Danish Sailing Team Returns To Bermuda

Danish Sailing Team Returns To Bermuda

The Danish sailing team has returned to Bermuda following their appearance in the Bermuda Gold Cup, with plans for a few weeks of training “in the beautiful waters of Bermuda.” A spokesperson said, “It’s been a few months since the top Danish team with skipper Nicolai Sehested left Bermuda after the Bermuda Gold Cup, but now they... Read more of this article

500 Days To America’s Cup Racing In Bermuda

500 Days To America’s Cup Racing In Bermuda

The defending champion of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA, will face the top challenging team in race one of the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton in 500 days, on Saturday, June 17, 2017. Racing will take place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, a natural amphitheater that offers up varied, challenging, racing conditions.As the clock... Read more of this article

BSF Wins “Vessel Operator Of The Year” Award

BSF Wins “Vessel Operator Of The Year” Award

During the closing session of the Sail Training International Conference in Quebec, which concluded last Saturday, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation received the ‘Vessel Operator of the Year – Small Vessels’ award for 2015. The Foundation has received the award once before, in 2007. The Citation reads as follows: Vessel Operator of the Year [Small... Read more of this article

“Art 4 Sail” Programme Applications Due In

“Art 4 Sail” Programme Applications Due In

Masterworks and the Bermuda Sloop Foundation have asked everyone who collected an Art 4 Sail application to please return the filled out applications to Masterworks Museum or email them in. The promo flyer said, “A reminder to everyone who collected an Art 4 Sail application, please return them to Masterworks Museum or email to artmworks@logic.bm.Once... Read more of this article

Video: Wollmann Earns Olympic Qualification

Video: Wollmann Earns Olympic Qualification

Bermuda’s Ceci Wollmann gave herself the best birthday present one could ask for after qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games during the Sailing World Cup in Miami.Ms Wollmann returned to Bermuda last night where she was greeted by proud family and friends, and said, “I was a bit nervous the night before the last race day, because I knew it... Read more of this article

AC Donate Optimist Dinghies To Local Sailors

AC Donate Optimist Dinghies To Local Sailors

[Updated with video] The America’s Cup Endeavour community sailing initiative, along with its partners, has today gifted the use of five of 15 Optimist dinghies, to local sailors. The boats were donated several months ago in significant disrepair but have been brought back to ‘as new’ condition through the efforts of the Oracle Team USA shore... Read more of this article

BTA Unveil New Sailing Race Calendar Section

BTA Unveil New Sailing Race Calendar Section

The Bermuda Tourism Authority has unveiled a new sailing section on its website and updated the Sailing Race Calendar, revealing a few changes over the next 18 months for nautical tourism. The newly added M32 Winter Series, which debuted in Bermuda earlier this month, has adjusted some of its dates. Additionally, the Antigua Bermuda Race in May 2017... Read more of this article

“Art 4 Sail” Applications Due On January 27

“Art 4 Sail” Applications Due On January 27

Masterworks and the Bermuda Sloop Foundation are reminding participants in the ‘Art 4 Sail’ project that applications are due by January 27. Applications can be submitted to Masterworks in person or via email at artmworks@logic.bm. A Masterworks spokesperson previously said, “Sixty fiberglass sail boats have been brought in as empty canvases,... Read more of this article

BSF Respond To Concerns Over ‘Spirit’ Incident

BSF Respond To Concerns Over ‘Spirit’ Incident

Saying they welcome the “opportunity to allay any fears the public may have about the safety of students on board Spirit of Bermuda” following the events last Tuesday, the Bermuda Sloop Foundation [BSF] provided additional information about the incident which saw a crew member injured and the boat towed to shore. The full statement is below: There... Read more of this article

Over 100 Yachts Enter Newport Bermuda Race

Over 100 Yachts Enter Newport Bermuda Race

[Written by Talbot Wilson] By mid-morning Tuesday, only one week after the entry system opened for the 50th running of the Bermuda Race, 107 yachts have started the entry process online to qualify for a place on the starting line at Newport on June 17, 2016. “We didn’t get 100 entries in 2014 until the fourth week into the process,” exclaimed... Read more of this article

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