All 2017 America’s Cup Racing In Bermuda

April 18, 2015

“The America’s Cup competitors have agreed the format for racing in 2017 with all racing taking place on the waters of the Great Sound in Bermuda,” the organisers said.

“At our Competitor Forum meeting this week, the teams agreed on the details of our race program in 2017,” said Commercial Commissioner Harvey Schiller.

All teams will compete in a double round robin format for the America’s Cup Qualifiers, which will be sailed in the new America’s Cup Class foiling catamaran.

The top four challengers from the Qualifiers will advance to the Challenger Playoffs which consist of a match racing semi final and finals. The winner of the Playoffs will meet the defending champion, Oracle Team USA, in the America’s Cup Match.

“Racing will take place in June, 2017. A detailed race calendar will be determined by the Commercial Commissioner in consultation with the competitors and Regatta Director and published in due course,” the organisers said.

Right now there are five teams scheduled to compete: defending champion Oracle Team USA, Artemis Racing from Sweden, Ben Ainslie Racing from Great Britain, Emirates Team from New Zealand, and Team France.

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  1. “Keep the sun in your face and the wind at your back”
    I believe the vast majority do look forward in seeing these, (what’s to be) spectacular events come to fruition in the Great Sound!

  2. Unbelievable says:

    Amazing.

  3. bermy says:

    Great news for bermuda because even more jobs will be create by syndicates wishing to only train here and even better return for our money!!

  4. Hmmm says:

    I understand that the Swedish team have begun to arrive.. With the majority of the Support personnel arriving in early May, boats to follow soon after!!

    The Great Sound will be a busy place!!

  5. Onion says:

    This really is incredible for Bermuda.