02 December 2014

Bermuda Will Host the 35th America's Cup, June, 2017 (video)

The next America’s Cup will be raced in Bermuda in June of 2017. The host venue was confirmed at a press conference in New York on Tuesday by Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner for the America’s Cup. Dec 2, 2014

Swan: America's Cup could be beginning of a new Bermuda | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda News: "Bermuda’s successful bid to win the 35th America’s Cup was celebrated across the Island today by dignitaries, past premiers and politicians of all persuasions. Governor George Fergusson, on hearing the news that the prestigious sailing event would be held on the Island in 2017, told The Royal Gazette: “This is tremendous news for Bermuda. It is very good news for sailing, too. Bermuda will provide a superb course and setting for the world’s most famous sailing race...."

Bermuda is the home of the 2017 America's Cup - 35th America's Cup: "....“In Bermuda we have a perfect international venue to demonstrate the excitement America’s Cup boats and teams can generate,” Schiller said. “The sailing conditions are near perfect. The race course on The Great Sound is a natural amphitheater with room for racing and spectators, amid a spectacular backdrop of islands and beaches. And the proposed America’s Cup Village at the Royal Naval Dockyard will be the heart of the event for the teams and fans alike. “The 2017 America’s Cup will build on the successful elements that now define the event - close racing in fast, foiling catamarans crewed by the very best sailors in the world and delivered to an international audience by award-winning broadcasters.” Michael Dunkley, the Premier of Bermuda, said hosting the America’s Cup would showcase the island’s strengths...."

Volvo Ocean Race video: It's officially a drifter. Light airs and extreme heat as the fleet fights its way north on Leg 2. Dec 2, 2014

Volvo Ocean Race video: Shore Crew Manager Neil Cox shared his thoughts right after Team Vestas Wind were shipwrecked on the desolate island of Íle du Sud. Dec 2, 2014

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Leg 2, Cape Town to Abu Dhabi updates: 
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