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THIRD WORLD JOIN AMERICA’S CUP VILLAGE MAIN STAGE LINEUP ON SUNDAY 25th JUNE

Posted on: June 25th, 2017 by webmaster No Comments

Third World, the Jamaican reggae legends who first formed in 1973, will bring their “reggae-fusion” to the Main Stage at the America’s Cup Village after racing has concluded on Sunday 25th June.

Celebrating 43 years, THIRD WORLD is one of the longest-lived reggae bands of all time, and one of Jamaica’s most consistently popular crossover acts among international audiences. Mixing in elements of R&B, funk, pop, and rock and, later on, dancehall and rap, Third World’s style has been described as “reggae-fusion”.

Third World’s history includes 10 Grammy nominations and a catalogue of charted smash hits, including “Now That We Found Love”, ”96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love”, spanning over four decades, sold-out tours and a vibrant and loyal fan base.

Sunday 25th June is the fourth day of competition in the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, and will see ORACLE TEAM USA, Defender of the America’s Cup, continue their battles with Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand from 2.00pm on Bermuda’s Great Sound.

After the action finishes on the Great Sound, all eyes will turn to the America’s Cup Village Main Stage where Third World will be the headline act in a range of entertainment that will continue until the America’s Cup Village closes at 7.00pm.

Speaking ahead of the band’s America’s Cup Concert Series performance, Cat Coore said, “We are super energized to be invited to jam with all the racers , crew and attendees at the Americas Cup in Bermuda on Sunday June 25th.   Every time we touch down in Hamilton, it feels like we are coming home, so we welcome being back in your arms, Bermuda.

“We are looking forward to taking in race four with ORACLE TEAM USA and Emirates Team New Zealand battling it out ,as well as walking on the pink sand beaches, having a Dark ‘n Stormy and performing all the hits and entertaining you.”

A limited number of tickets for Sunday 25th June at the America’s Cup Village are still available now from $50 via www.americascup.com/tickets.

NE-YO TO HEADLINE AMERICA’S CUP VILLAGE MAIN STAGE

Posted on: June 23rd, 2017 by webmaster No Comments

Hamilton, Bermuda, June 23, 2017

NE-YO, the Grammy Award winning US singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor will be bringing his incredible live performance to the Main Stage at the America’s Cup Village from 8.00pm on Saturday 24th June.

That date is the third day of competition in the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, and will see ORACLE TEAM USA, Defender of the America’s Cup, pick up the fight with Challenger Emirates Team New Zealand from 2.00pm on Bermuda’s Great Sound.

After competition has finished on the water, attention will turn to the Main Stage where NE-YO will be the headline act in a range of entertainment that will continue until the America’s Cup Village shuts at 10.00pm.

GRAMMY Award-winning singer, composer, producer, and actor NE-YO (born Shaffer C. Smith) is a talent sought by many artists. Not only does NE-YO have three #1 albums, over 10 million albums sold worldwide and three GRAMMY Awards of his own, he has also written and produced chart-topping hits for today’s biggest stars including Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion and many more.

In addition to music, NE-YO’s solid career in film includes credits in George Lucas’s RED TAILS (2012), Stomp The Yard (2007), Battle: Los Angeles (2011), and Save the Last Dance (2006). Recently, NE-YO joined the judges’ table with Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough for a new dance competition show titled World of Dance which premiered May 30th on NBC. NE-YO also released his first single in almost two years on May 30th called Another Love Song.

Speaking ahead of his America’s Cup Concert Series performance NE-YO said, “I’m excited about the chance to perform at the 2017 America’s Cup in Bermuda. I’m looking forward to seeing the beautiful island and people.”

A limited number of tickets for Saturday 24th June at the America’s Cup Village are still available now from $50 via www.americascup.com/tickets.

There are also a limited number of VIP packages available for the racing which include access to the America’s Cup Village for the concert. For more information please email hospitality@americascup.com.

Finally, should fans wish to attend the post-racing entertainment and the NE-YO concert only, there are a limited number of tickets available for just $30 which provide access to the America’s Cup Village after racing has concluded, from 5.00pm. For more details go to www.americascup.com/tickets.

TeamBDA does Bermuda proud in Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 by webmaster No Comments

Hamilton, Bermuda, June 21, 2017

TeamBDA brought the Island together during the America’s Cup as thousands of Bermudians came to the America’s Cup Village, watched from the water or tuned in to television and radio to witness the team compete in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup.

The team sailed against the best youth sailors in the world last week and qualified for the Finals. After an incredible win in race one yesterday, TeamBDA fought strong with some impressive sailing, which just wasn’t strong enough against the experienced Land Rover BAR Academy and other seasoned teams. TeamBDA finished eighth on the leaderboard, tying with Germany at the end of the two-day regatta with 33 points.

TeamBDA did Bermuda proud. The youngest team in the fleet, having trained fulltime as a team only since January, with some of the members having not sailed before joining the team, they have become hometown heroes. Bermudians of all walks of life turned out in droves to support TeamBDA as they raced against professional sailors, waving flags, cheering loudly and blasting airhorns, a Bermuda sporting tradition.

Land Rover BAR Academy (GBR) won the regatta with 50 points followed by NZL Sailing Team with 48 points, Team Tilt (SUI) with 42 points, Artemis Youth Racing (SWE) with 37 points, Team France Jeune with 35 points, Spanish Impulse by IBEROSTAR  with 34 points and SVB Team Germany with 33 points.

This is the first time Bermuda has competed in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and the first time black sailors have sailed in the regatta.

Speaking after the races, Skipper Mackenzie Cooper said he was proud of his teammates and thanked the Island for its support.

“It was a tough last day for us, but it’s all about the big picture and what we’ve accomplished here in making the Finals and being a part of this incredible event. I think that’s what we really have to focus on – what we’ve done for Bermuda, being role models and showing that it doesn’t matter where you come from or what your background is, you can achieve things on the world stage. That’s really important to us.

“I can’t thank my team enough. What an incredible journey. It’s weird to think that for some of us it’s over, like myself, we’re aging out. But this bond is unbreakable and we will be mates for life.

Helmsman Dimitri Stevens said: “I’m just happy that we’ve had this moment and got to enjoy ourselves. We didn’t do as well as we hoped but we went out there, we made it to the Finals and we put our name out there. Hearing the people in the Grandstand just gave us an extra push to try and do better. I love to hear everyone’s horns and shouts. It was great.”

You can learn more about TeamBDA and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup here: www.acbda.bm/teambda-home

TeamBDA wins race one of Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals

Posted on: June 21st, 2017 by webmaster No Comments

Hamilton, Bermuda, June 20, 2017

Bermuda’s own TeamBDA won the first race of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals, but find themselves sixth on the leaderboard after the first day of racing in the final stage of the regatta. TeamBDA snatched a stunning win in race one, well ahead of the fleet and then placed eighth in race two and sixth in race three.

Today, the America’s Cup Village was filled with fans for the hometown heroes. From the chill zone in front of the main stage to the promenade and the grandstand, Bermudians were out in full force to support TeamBDA. Loud cheers and airhorns could be heard and flags were waved both on the water and on land.

This is the first time Bermuda has competed in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup and the first time black sailors have sailed in the regatta.

The current standings:

Land Rover BAR Academy – 28 points

Team Tilt – 21

Team France Jeune – 21

Artemis Youth Racing – 20

NZL Sailing Team – 18

TeamBDA – 18

SVB Team Germany – 15

Spanish Impulse by IBEROSTAR – 15

Speaking after the races, Skipper Mackenzie Cooper said: “It was up and down out there for us today. We got a race win and to get a win in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals in front of our home fans was an incredible feeling for all of us. It came from a good start and using our boat speed to get out in front. I think that’s what we need to clean up for tomorrow and make sure that we’re more in the mix, not having to fight back as much.

“We’re so grateful for the support and we would love to see everyone back out tomorrow. It motivates us to keep fighting when we’re in tough spots. The support has been incredible.”

Helmsman Dimitri Stevens is looking forward to improvements in tomorrow’s races.

“We came out the blocks well. We got a win in the first race but didn’t do so well in the second race after getting a penalty at the leeward mark, so we tried to work back from that. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to. The third race we didn’t have a great start, but we managed to grind back. Overall, it was an OK day. I wouldn’t call it great but I wouldn’t call it horrible. Tomorrow, we’re hoping to go out and have fun and do better. We’re hoping to pull out another first.”

Tomorrow’s races will be held from 2pm to 3:30pm. Bermuda residents are encouraged to make their way to the America’s Cup Village to support the team. Here are the various ways you can support TeamBDA:

  • Buy a ticket for the America’s Cup Village for just $10 and watch the races on the big screens and along the shoreline.
  • Buy a ticket for the Grandstand, from $70, which is directly in front of the finish line and watch the boats fly by at the end of each race.
  • Buy a ticket for the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy ® Island Bar, from $150 and watch the races in a party atmosphere from an elevated terrace.
  • Take your own boat out and watch the races on the Great Sound with private boat registration.

Tickets for the America’s Cup Village, Grandstand and Gosling’s Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar are available at www.americascup.com/tickets.

If you plan to watch the races in the America’s Cup Village, you can take the dedicated ferry from Albuoy’s Point, Hamilton directly to the America’s Cup Village. Ferries leave Hamilton at 10:45am and 12:15pm and one returns at 4:30pm with the final ferry at 6pm. Transportation must be purchased in advance at www.americascup.com/tickets. You can also take the public ferry to Dockyard and take a passenger shuttle from the Clocktower Mall to the America’s Cup Village entrance.

The Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals are televised live starting at 1pm on ZBM Channel 9, WOW Channel 109 and in HD on 20.9 terrestrial. You can also tune in to Ocean 89 for the radio broadcast.

You can learn more about TeamBDA and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup here: www.acbda.bm/teambda-home/

 

ALISON HINDS AND RICARDO DRUE HEADLINE AMERICA’S CUP VILLAGE MAIN STAGE ON 17 JUNE

Posted on: June 15th, 2017 by webmaster No Comments

Alison Hinds, dubbed by fans worldwide as the undisputed “Queen of SOCA” will bring her powerful, emotional vocals and high-energy live show to the America’s Cup Village Main Stage from 5.30pm on June 17th.

Joining Alison on the Main Stage will be SOCA and R&B star Ricardo Drue, DJ Ryan Sayeed, Barrie Hype from Miami and DJ Crown Prince who mixes urban, Caribbean, mainstream, soul, top 40, moombahton (a fusion genre of house music and reggaeton) & electro.

These world class entertainers at the America’s Cup Village are in keeping with the carnival atmosphere of Bermuda Heroes Weekend, a national holiday on June 19th.

Tickets to the 35th America’s Cup on 17th June are available now from just $50 via www.americascup.com/tickets.

Before the entertainment on the Main Stage, all eyes will be on Bermuda’s Great Sound as America’s Cup Defender ORACLE TEAM USA takes on the Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand. The first two races in the America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton, are scheduled to take place on 17th June from 2.00pm AST, and then attention will turn to the party in the America’s Cup Village that will run until 10.00pm.

Go now to www.americascup.com/tickets to book your place at the latest addition to the America’s Cup Concert Series.