Photos/Video: Fireworks Mark 35-Days To AC

April 21, 2017

The America’s Cup celebrated exactly 35 days until the America’s Cup begins by sending 35 fireworks into the night sky over Hamilton Harbour this evening [April 21], to celebrate the 35-day milestone.

A spokesperson previously said, “The competition for the oldest trophy in international sport starts its 35th edition on the Great Sound in Bermuda at 5.00pm on Friday 26th May. The first day of racing in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the official Opening Ceremony will take place that day from 8.30pm in the America’s Cup Village.

The 5-minute live video replay is below:

“On 26th May the Defender of the America’s Cup, Oracle Team USA, led by Jimmy “Pitbull” Spithill who is chasing the ‘threepeat’, three America’s Cup victories in a row, take on Franck Cammas and Groupama Team France in the very first match race of the 35th America’s Cup from 5.00pm.

“Following them, Nathan Outteridge’s Artemis Racing will race the vastly experienced Dean Barker and SoftBank Team Japan, followed by Groupama Team France in action again, this time against young gun Peter Burling who will helm Emirates Team New Zealand.


“Wrapping up day one on the water is Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR who will go head to head with Artemis Racing, looking to build on the two point advantage the British team gained from winning the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

“After racing concludes at approximately 7.00pm, attention will turn to the official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup, taking place from 8.30pm on the main stage in the America’s Cup Village, the bespoke home of all the action in Dockyard.”

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