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Bermuda To Host 2019 World Sailing Conference

Bermuda To Host 2019 World Sailing Conference

Bermuda hosting the World Sailing Annual Conference in 2019 ”will not only bring incremental air arrivals, direct spending and occupied hotel rooms,” it will also bring influential event organisers that will be “test-driving the island for additional events,” the BTA said today. “World Sailing, the global governing body... Read more of this article

Bid To Host World Sailing Conference Approved

Bid To Host World Sailing Conference Approved

Bermuda’s bid to host the 2019 World Sailing Annual Conference was voted on and approved at the World Sailing AGM in Mexico this weekend. The World Sailing website said, “The Bermudian Tourism Authority put forward a bid for Bermuda to host the 2019 edition of the World Sailing Annual Conference. Following a vote by the members, this was... Read more of this article

Nagel Completes First Leg Of Volvo Ocean Race

Nagel Completes First Leg Of Volvo Ocean Race

On October 30, Team AzkoNobel, including Bermudian sailor Emily Nagel, finished fourth in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 – a six-day passage from Alicante, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal. The team AkzoNobel crew, led by Simeon Tienpont, crossed the finish line in the Tagus river adjacent to the Volvo Ocean Race Village six days, six hours... Read more of this article

Eight International Sailing Events Set For 2018

Eight International Sailing Events Set For 2018

Two entirely new sailing events headline the 2018 Bermuda Sailing Calendar, released today by the Bermuda Tourism Authority. “Oyster Regatta Bermuda and Atlantic Anniversary Regatta – scheduled for May and July respectively – were inspired to add Bermuda legs as a result of the 35th America’s Cup,” the BTA said. “Meantime, the... Read more of this article

Students Begin ‘Spirit Of Bermuda’ Voyages

Students Begin ‘Spirit Of Bermuda’ Voyages

The Spirit of Bermuda has commenced the 2017-18 school year with Dellwood Middle School, continuing its rite of passage for middle school students on the island. M3 students learn how to be part of a team in a unique environment that promotes community without the usual comforts of home. Self-discovery, interdependence, cooperation and working as teammates... Read more of this article

BODA National Squad Sailors Surge Into Top 10

BODA National Squad Sailors Surge Into Top 10

Another tough, breezy day on the Great Sound along with a few scattered rain showers did nothing to dampen the spirits of the 38 RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup sailors. Upon completion of six races, and at the halfway mark, Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association [BODA] National Squad sailors Magnus Ringsted, Sebastian Kempe, Ahzai Smith and Christian Ebbin... Read more of this article

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup Gets Underway

The opening races of the 15th annual RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup were held in “glamour” conditions out on the Great Sound today [Oct 25]. Breeze was 20-22 knots from the ESE all day under mostly sunny skies. Straight out of the gate in it looked to be a South American drag race with Jose Rother from Argentina and Santiago Pacheco from Uruguay... Read more of this article

BF&M & Endeavour Sailing Combine For Autism

BF&M & Endeavour Sailing Combine For Autism

BF&M and Endeavour Sailing launched a pilot programme earlier this year in April during Autism Awareness Month with students and teachers from Dellwood Middle School, Prospect Primary School, and West Pembroke Primary School. A spokesperson said, “Inclusivity is one of the core values of the Endeavour Community Sailing, a non-profit educational sailing... Read more of this article

Report: Sailing Series Might Come To Bermuda

Report: Sailing Series Might Come To Bermuda

Larry Ellison, whose syndicate lost the America’s Cup to New Zealand, might be announcing a “World Series of Sailing” event, with an article at by sailing journalist Rob Mundle saying “it is now likely” that one round of the World Series would be held in Bermuda. The story said “Larry Ellison, whose syndicate lost the America’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Called A Superyacht “Playground”

Bermuda Called A Superyacht “Playground”

Bermuda has been featured as a “playground” for the superyachting community by JamaqueParadis Magazine, a publication known for its placement in hotels and VIP lounges in the Caribbean, with the article noting that the luxury boat owners were “particularly appreciative of the privacy that Bermuda offers” and the “lifestyle... Read more of this article

Emily Nagel To Sail In Volvo Ocean Race

Emily Nagel To Sail In Volvo Ocean Race

[Updated] Bermudian sailor Emily Nagel has joined team AkzoNobel, set to take part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The 23-year-old Nagel is the third female sailor to be announced as part of Dutch team AkzoNobel. Inspired by British solo skipper Ellen MacArthur, this will be Nagel’s first race around the world. “Not long after I started sailing,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sailors Conclude At Canada Event

Bermuda Sailors Conclude At Canada Event

Bermuda sailor Sebastian Kempe let the overall lead slip on the final day of the Canadian Optimist Championships but he still managed to make the podium. Kemp led the fleet of 65 sailors in the Gold Fleet, going into the final day, but he had results of 9th, 8th and 34th to finish 3rd overall with 68 net points. Christian Ebbin finished in 7th place... Read more of this article

Bermuda Sailors In Gold Fleet In Canada

Bermuda Sailors In Gold Fleet In Canada

Bermuda sailor Sebastian Kempe retained the lead in the Championship Fleet at the Canadian Optimist Championships. The fleet of 129 sailors have now been broken into two groups, with all the Bermuda sailors in the Top Fleet. Kempe is managing to stay on top of the Gold Fleet with 17 net points. Kempe recorded a 2nd place finish in race one of the day... Read more of this article