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Photos: “Fryderyk Chopin” Ship Visits Bermuda

Photos: “Fryderyk Chopin” Ship Visits Bermuda

The Fryderyk Chopin tall ship is presently visiting the island, with the 180-foot long vessel seen in St. George’s today [March 27]. Designed by Polish naval architect Zygmunt Choreń, the ship is named after the 19th century Polish composer, and can accommodate a crew of 53, and is able to attain a maximum speed of 9kn under engine, and 16kn under... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Dimitri Stevens

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Dimitri Stevens

Dimitri Stevens was first introduced to sailing at 11-years-old through the Waterwise Programme at Dellwood Middle School. He’s currently a Bermuda College student studying to enter the Information Technology field; before that he attended The Berkeley Institute, Dellwood Middle School and West Pembroke Primary. Dimitri, 22, considers taking part... Read more of this article

Volunteers Needed For Tall Ships Regatta

Volunteers Needed For Tall Ships Regatta

Volunteers are needed to help make Bermuda shine when crews and trainees arrive for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta. “Nineteen tall ships with approximately 1,100 crew have so far signed up to take part in the Regatta, a 7,000 nautical mile Trans-Atlantic race to six countries to mark the 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation,”... Read more of this article

Antigua Bermuda Race Welcomes ‘Eleonora’

Antigua Bermuda Race Welcomes ‘Eleonora’

The Antigua to Bermuda Race  — which starts on Friday 12th May —  is proving popular with a variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda, the home of the 35th America’s Cup. The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in history as the America’s Cup, has been boosted by the addition of... Read more of this article

‘Sail By The Stars’ In Marion Bermuda Race

‘Sail By The Stars’ In Marion Bermuda Race

The Marion Bermuda Race is the only US East coast offshore race which features a Celestial Navigation Classification with appropriate time credits. It is the only one that offers prizes for yachts that sail by the stars. The Beverly Yacht Club Polaris Trophy is offered for the first celestially navigated yacht and that yacht’s navigator is recognized... Read more of this article

Photos: Team France Holds Practice Session

Photos: Team France Holds Practice Session

French challengers for the America’s Cup, Groupama Team France, have just released images of the team’s very first practice session in Bermuda on their America’s Cup Class [ACC] boat, also named Groupama Team France, the high-tech catamaran with which they will compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. “For a first time, it’s been rather... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Philip Hagen

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Philip Hagen

Philip Hagen is one of TeamBDA’s contingent of “athletes” who had little or no sailing experience prior to earning his way onto the team. The 20-year-old from Warwick did, however, have a background in competitive swimming that helped develop the mental and physical attributes needed for TeamBDA. Prior to joining the team full-time in January,... Read more of this article

Nagel Leaves TeamBDA, Joins SoftBank Team

Nagel Leaves TeamBDA, Joins SoftBank Team

Emily Nagel — who was a member of Bermuda’s Youth America’s Cup team — has left the team after being offered a full-time position with SoftBank Team Japan. Team Manager for TeamBDA Laura Cutler said, “This is such an amazing opportunity for Emily and the team completely understands and supports her decision. File photo of Emily... Read more of this article

Cutting-Edge Catamaran Arrives In Bermuda

Cutting-Edge Catamaran Arrives In Bermuda

Double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher sailed the first Red Bull Youth America’s Cup-branded AC45F catamaran to arrive in Bermuda – an exciting milestone in the countdown to the second edition of the event, upcoming in June. Twelve teams of youth sailors will battle it out on the super-fast boats that are considered to be... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Connor Astwood

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Connor Astwood

Connor Astwood, 22, was introduced to sailing at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club at age eight. The Paget resident trained in the sport throughout his time at Saltus; then continued sailing while at boarding school at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut and during his studies at Boston University. The TeamBDA sailor is currently training for... Read more of this article

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Ceci Wollmann

Youth AC: Meet TeamBDA’s Ceci Wollmann

TeamBDA sailor Cecilia Wollmann, 19, is no stranger to the high seas. The Smiths’ resident got her start sailing at age eight. Both her younger brother, Mike, and older sister Ellie are avid sailors as well. Cecilia, or ‘Ceci’, made history when she became the island’s youngest sailor to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil... Read more of this article

AC Opening Ceremony To Be ‘Action Packed’

AC Opening Ceremony To Be ‘Action Packed’

Organisers of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda announced an “action packed” opening program in the America’s Cup Village on Friday 26th May. Racing will now start at 5.00pm with America’s Cup Defender Oracle Team USA taking on Groupama Team France in the first match race of the 35th America’s Cup. That battle will set the stage... Read more of this article

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Pools Announced

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Pools Announced

TeamBDA, Bermuda’s own Red Bull Youth America’s Cup team, will compete in the first round of racing this June in the Great Sound, against teams from New Zealand, Britain, Spain, USA and Austria Two-time Olympic Gold Medalists Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher announced the lineups for the two pools of top national youth teams that will compete... Read more of this article