29 October 2016

America's Cup 2017 on the Great Sound in Bermuda, Sailing Video

America's Cup 2017 in Bermuda:

Bermuda is both honoured and proud to be selected to host the 35th America’s Cup in June, 2017. Being the home of the America’s Cup is an extraordinary opportunity that aligns perfectly with the heritage, profile, spirit and future of our island. Our Great Sound just might be the best sailing venue on the planet, mixing a steady ocean breeze with protected waters that are flat and fast. It is as if the America’s Cup catamarans and Bermuda were pre-destined to converge at this point in history.

The video above showcasing Bermuda as a sailing venue, was co-produced by LookBermuda | LookFilms and Shooter & Scribe Productions for the Bermuda Tourism Authority. Stock footage is from the LookBermuda film archive, the naration is by Glenn Jones, the music by Felix Tod and the digital renderings by Onsite Engineering. It also includes recent Newport to Bermuda sailing footage filmed by a collective of Bermuda Production Companies including teams from LookBermuda, Shooter & Scribe and Bermuda Aerial Media that was pulled together by LookBermuda.

The sporting world will be focused on Bermuda next June (2017) when the waters of the Great Sound host defending champion Oracle Team USA against the winner of the Louis Vuitton Challenger Series in the 35th edition of the America's Cup, the world's oldest sporting trophy. Bermuda, a British island territory of 181 islands in the North Atlantic, is spending $77 million on the event, which includes the $15 million sponsorship fee, $25 million on infrastructure improvements and new facilities such as the event village at the Royal Naval Dockyard built on a nine acre plot of reclaimed land, and $12 million in operating costs. Bermuda also had to underwrite a $25 million guarantee against commercial sponsorship. Organizers estimate the economic benefit of hosting may be as high as $250 million, which will be generated by competing teams moving to Bermuda, additional visitors before and during the Cup, media exposure and big-spending superyacht owners visiting Bermuda.
"We see the America's Cup as a bridge to new opportunity, a reset of the way Bermuda is viewed as a tourism, event and first world jurisdiction"--Michael Winfield, chief executive of America's Cup Bermuda (ACBDA) which is organizing the event, in Can the America's Cup revive island paradise? | CNN.com.
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