BWSC: Give AC Boats As Much Room As Able

April 27, 2017

The Bermuda Water Safety Council [BWSC] has appealed to the island’s boating public to give as much room as able to America’s Cup boats, which are now in high gear with training.

In a post on social media, the Bermuda Water Safety Council said, “Urgent! The ACBDA have just informed that the AC boats are now in high gear training in the Sound. Unfortunately these bigger boats [AC 52's] are not as easy to maneuver as the AC45′s.

“It has been noted that the Bermuda boating public are getting too close for safety both to themselves and the AC teams. Please give the AC boats as much room as you are able and try to stay near shorelines when you are out on the water.

“The consequences of a collision with one of these foiling boats could be catastrophic. You or anyone involved could also ruin a team’s chances of being in the cup.

“Note: The ACBDA understand that the Great Sound is for everyone to enjoy, and not just for the America’s Cup teams. But do advise that extra care and caution should be taken at this time. Safety first.”

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