The America’s Cup is creating opportunities for a wide range of Bermudians. #AC4Me is a compilation of some of their stories.
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It’s all systems go for AC35

(3/22/2017)


rglogo1-5 - We are now in the last few months before the 35th America’s Cup and while there are still many things to prepare before the main event, all six teams have crossed a major milestone — launching their America’s Cup Class yachts. The first team to launch was Land Rover BAR early last month at their […]

A thousand points of data in one high-flying machine

(3/18/2017)


rglogo1-4 - Oracle Team USA’s new America’s Cup Class boat isn’t just the fastest racing yacht in the world, it’s a fully networked data machine. Building a boat like this doesn’t just happen — it requires a precise, iterative approach to improving design and performance. To foster innovation, all of its speed, performance, and control data must […]

Making sure the hard work counts

(3/18/2017)


rglogo1-3 - Philip Hagen is one of Team BDA’s athletes who had little or no sailing experience before earning his way onto the team. The 20-year-old from Warwick did, however, have a background in competitive swimming that helped to develop the mental and physical attributes needed for Team BDA. Before joining the team full time in January, […]

Things volunteers need to know

(3/18/2017)


rglogo1-2 - Volunteers for the 35th America’s Cup are expected to follow all sustainable guidelines for the event. Last year, the teams and the America’s Cup Event Authority signed a sustainability charter with ten points outlining how to be more sustainable. Here are some of key points for volunteers. Help encourage and promote sustainable actions. A. REDUCE […]

Wake up and pay attention to those around you

(3/18/2017)


rglogo1-1 - OK, OK, we are all guilty making wake on the water when out boating. What we don’t seem to realise is the impact we have on our fellow boaters. In my long career on the water I have seen some major wash-ups, bust-ups and smack-ups including damage to boats and persons. By law we each […]

Finsness adds collection to Cup memorabilia

(3/18/2017)


rglogo1 - Local artist Barbara Finsness called upon her draftsmanship of the flora, fauna and architecture of Bermuda to create her collection for the America’s Cup. Finsness and her late husband Kenneth opened The Island Shop in 2001. The shop has featured her signature gift ware of ceramics and linens over the years. “I have continuously been […]

Time to seize the moment Bermuda

(3/11/2017)


rglogo1-2 - The ACBDA’s Local Biz Connect Working Group successfully held six public information sessions between February 23 and March 7. The purpose was to help connect local businesses and entrepreneurs to the various opportunities resulting from the potential needs of our expected visitors. Hundreds of community members gathered on the topics of marine services, island-wide vending, […]

Meet Connor Astwood of TeamBDA

(3/11/2017)


rglogo1-1 - Connor Astwood, 22, was introduced to sailing at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club at age eight. The Paget resident trained in the sport throughout his time at Saltus Grammar School, and then continued sailing while studying at boarding school at The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and then again during his studies at Boston University. […]

Learning on the job with Louis Vuitton

(3/11/2017)


rglogo1 - A local tailoring establishment was selected to work with America’s Cup title sponsor Louis Vuitton during two of their on-island photo shoots. Rene Hill Originals Design & Tailoring Studio tailored garments at both Rosewood Tucker’s Point, the Hamilton Princess, Oracle Team USA base and at locations around the island. The job came by way of […]

Being on our best behaviour

(3/11/2017)


rglogo1-3 - Courtesy is defined as the showing of politeness, good manners, respect and consideration. We are hurtling towards the final chapter of this great epoch in our history known as The America’s Cup. Every Bermudian has been asked to play a part in order to make this a very special event. The “greatest race on water” […]

A five-star weekend awaits

(3/11/2017)


rglogo1-2 - One of the events going on during the 35th America’s Cup is Bermuda Heroes Weekend. In its third year, BHW promises to be the best year yet, with the excitement already building ahead of the opening night Five Star Friday on June 16 at 6pm. This live concert will feature international Soca artists and bands […]

A global audience

(3/11/2017)


rglogo1-1 - Ray Park has some first-hand knowledge of the America’s Cup and has been involved in building racing boats for decades. Now working as a shipwright at Spar Yard Marine Solutions/West End Yachts, in Dockyard, Ray worked on Perpetual Loyal, which won the Sydney to Hobart race in 2016 and was skippered by Tom Slingsby, the […]

A sprint to the finish

(3/11/2017)


rglogo1 - Jimmy Spithill says everyone is aware of the clock as the America’s Cup teams make a final sprint towards the starting line of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on May 26. Reflecting on what his Oracle Team USA crew has accomplished in the first 10 weeks of 2017, the skipper said: “2017 has been […]

Ladies and gentlemen, The Band

(3/4/2017)


rglogo1-2 - Last month, The Band, which will perform at various events during the 35th America’s Cup was chosen after 3,000 votes. Six local musicians made the cut, they were: Dave Pitman, on saxophone and guitar; Jesse Seymour, lead vocalist; Torrey Tacklyn, on bass guitar; Troy Washington Sr, on drums; Raven Baksh, vocals and guitar; Leroy Francis, […]

Wollmann is hoping to take the helm

(3/4/2017)


rglogo1-1 - TeamBDA sailor Cecilia Wollmann, 19, is no stranger to the high seas. The Smiths resident got her start sailing at age eight. Both her younger brother, Mike, and older sister Ellie are avid sailors as well. Cecilia, or “Ceci”, made history when she became the island’s youngest sailor to qualify for the Olympic Games in […]

Smith enjoying the sweet taste of success

(3/4/2017)


rglogo1 - The nostalgia of biting into a Confections Bermuda “pink sand” sugar cookie brings back memories of grandma. Allison Smith, a lawyer with a passion for baking, doesn’t consider herself as a pastry chef, but her cookies belie that. She has developed a tasty morsel with packaging that now sports the America’s Cup logo. Smith has […]

Group is bringing understanding to community

(3/4/2017)


rglogo1-4 - The Emperial Group was named as one of America’s Cup Bermuda’s Community Ambassadors earlier this month. They were chosen for their broad reach to a variety of groups and their focus on unifying the community for a common objective. Eugene Dean, Corrin Smith and Gladwyn Simmons are the group’s principals and Dean, who acts as […]

Kirby is keeping it in the family

(3/4/2017)


rglogo1-3 - Rome Kirby, the Oracle Team USA tactician, has already packed a full career of sailing achievements into his young life. By age 24, he’d raced around the world as a rookie with Puma Ocean Racing, and then won the America’s Cup in 2013 with Oracle Team USA. Significantly, with that win, he secured for his […]

Think you are ready to take the challenge?

(3/4/2017)


rglogo1-2 - The America’s Cup invites the public to participate at the first Community Grinding Challenge this weekend during Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Rediscover the Rail Trail event tomorrow. The challenge was launched in January at the Bermuda College with sailors from each on-island America’s Cup team competing for the title of Best America’s Cup Grinder. Now, the […]

Celebrating sail and sea

(2/25/2017)


rglogo1-1 - Bermuda is preparing for one of its biggest sailing seasons with the America’s Cup less than 100 days away, two other international yacht races planned and tall ships on the horizon. The cutting-edge tall ships of the past will provide a spectacular contrast to the modern flying vessels of the America’s Cup this summer. Cindy […]

Artemis Racing and the magic of the Cup

(2/25/2017)


rglogo1 - Artemis Racing, the Swedish challengers for the 35th America’s Cup, launched their America’s Cup Class yacht earlier this week at a ceremony at their team base in Morgan’s Point. The boat was officially christened Magic Blue by Natalia Törnqvist and was lowered into the water for the very first time in front of a crowd […]

Finding inspiration in colour and performance

(2/25/2017)


rglogo1-3 - With designs inspired by the speed and agility of the boats and Bermuda, TABS focused on the performance and colour for the America’s Cup collection. And Rebecca Singleton, TABS founder, said: “Nothing says Bermuda quite like Bermuda shorts!” The items she is offering for the America’s Cup are Bermuda shorts for men, women and kids; […]

Warner is pushing himself to his limits

(2/25/2017)


rglogo1-2 - With a background in boxing and rugby, TeamBDA member Shomari Warner only got his start in sailing last June. The 23-year-old sees taking part in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup as “a chance to be a part of history in Bermuda”. It has also proved to be a great opportunity for him to […]

Bento’s delight at son’s endeavours

(2/25/2017)


rglogo1-1 - Maria Bento is full of praise for the America’s Cup Endeavour programme which her ten-year-old son Josiah “absolutely adored”. “It was so fun for him,” she said. “When he started he was like ‘but I cannot swim, what happens if I fall in the water’? He was a bit dramatic, but he loved the programme. […]

Sessions to help island get ready for AC35

(2/25/2017)


rglogo1 - America’s Cup Bermuda and its community partners hosted the first of six public information sessions at St Paul Centennial Hall in Hamilton this week, with a specific focus on Marine Services. Speakers included Mike Winfield, the ACBDA chief executive officer, Denise Riviere, chairwoman of Local Biz Connect, Adam Barboza, the project manager, Ralph Richardson, Caroline […]

Plenty of ways to watch the action

(2/18/2017)


rglogo1 - With less than four months to go the 35th America’s Cup is right around the corner. Have you bought your tickets yet? Maybe you’re confused as to which days to attend, or which category of tickets to buy? Here, we breakdown the ticket categories and give you insider tips on which days are the best […]

It’s all getting very real now, says Coutts

(2/18/2017)


rglogo1-1 - This week marked a major milestone in the long-anticipated wait for the 35th America’s Cup. The greatest race on water is now less than 100 days away, and across Bermuda preparations continue apace for the incredible events that will unfold. From May 26 to June 27 the event will take place on the Great Sound, […]

Redundancy cloud has silver lining

(2/18/2017)


- Redundancy in depressed economic times has forced many former employees to turn to entrepreneurship. And this was no different for Carlita Burgess and Marjorie “Miki” Richardson-Caines of Lifestyles Co Ltd. Mrs Burgess lost her job of 17 years when the Bermuda Sun closed its doors in 2014, and shortly after Mrs Richardson-Caines suffered a similar […]

Age no barrier to Dill’s Red Bull ambition

(2/18/2017)


rglogo1 - At just 18-years-old Peter Dill is the youngest member of Team BDA. Recently named Boat Captain, he will be in charge of making sure the team’s AC45F is ready to race in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. This is a big responsibility, but Dill’s experience as an intern with Oracle Team […]

New boat is fastest thing on four foils

(2/18/2017)


rglogo1 - As Oracle Team USA revealed their new America’s Cup Class boat on Tuesday, Bryan Baker, the designer, said the new boats will be the fastest ever designed in the 166-year-old competition. “For the given wind strengths, this boat now would annihilate an AC72,” he said. “And if you compared it to one of the old […]

Ingham’s crucial role with teams

(2/18/2017)


rglogo1 11.05.06 AM - Ervelle Ingham plays a pretty crucial role in the America’s Cup and without her quite a few team members may never get their mail. Because they don’t have a set address, some of the mail is sent to the West End Development Corporation where it is carefully looked after by Ervelle, a receptionist with Wedco. […]

Siese focused on getting team ready

(2/11/2017)


rglogo1 - Last month, Owen Siese was named team manager for TeamBDA, the island’s entry into the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in June. This role will see the 21-year-old work alongside Mackenzie Cooper, the skipper, to ensure all aspects of the team’s preparations are on schedule and on target. Growing up, Siese attended Somerset Primary and […]

New line of AC fashion fills gap in market

(2/11/2017)


rglogo1 - Davison’s of Bermuda has produced a line of America’s Cup commemorative shirts for adults and children as part of being an AC Licensee. Laura Pitt, of Davison’s of Bermuda, was extremely proud to have been granted an America’s Cup licence to produce the Bermuda Home of America’s Cup 2017 line. It is a line of […]

Slingsby is a man on a mission

(2/11/2017)


rglogo1-1 - Tom Slingsby has multiple roles on the Oracle Team USA team which will defend the America’s Cup in June. As the sailing team manager, he worked with Grant Simmer, the general manager, and Jimmy Spithill, the skipper, to assemble the sailing team charged with winning a third consecutive America’s Cup. As a tactician, his role […]

BAR gives students glimpse into future

(2/11/2017)


rglogo1 - Land Rover BAR earlier this week opened its 11th Hour Racing Exploration Zone at the team base in Dockyard. The space will provide unique, behind-the-scenes access to the team. Through interactive exhibits and lesson plans, visitors will see how the team uses technology and innovation to make the boats go faster, and create long-term sustainable […]

Incredible journey only just beginning

(2/11/2017)


rglogo1-7 - Ahzai Brooklin Smith has had an incredible journey through sailing and the America’s Cup Endeavour programme. The 12-year-old, who recently competed in New Zealand and won a regatta, said the thing he enjoys most about being in the America’s Cup Endeavour Programme is the excitement factor. “The programme is so much fun, and the staff […]

Faulkner hopes island’s cup runneth over

(2/11/2017)


rglogo1-5 - Jon Faulkner is looking forward to seeing the effects of the America’s Cup. Mr Faulkner has just taken over the old Bermuda Clayworks at Dockyard and is in the midst of renovating the space to open as the Jon Faulkner Gallery. “I am doing the renovations partly because the shop needs it, but also partly […]

Meet Mackenzie “just call me Otis” Cooper

(2/4/2017)


rglogo1-4 - Mackenzie Cooper has been named the skipper of Team BDA for the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. It’s an opportunity that he calls “a dream come true”. The 22-year-old went to Warwick Academy before attending Tabor Academy in the United States. He is presently taking a year off from St Mary’s College of Maryland […]

Murray excited to showcase his wares

(2/4/2017)


rglogo1-3 - Pen designer and information technology professional, Alan Murray, is an America’s Cup licensee. He sells cedar wares on BermudaCedarGifts.com and has permission to sell cedar pens with the America’s Cup logo. Mr Murray always loved working with wood in his small workshop at home, but he never imagined that he would be working almost full […]

Racing is in the genes for Oracle tactician

(2/4/2017)


rglogo1-2 - Andrew Campbell is a four-time All-American college sailor and Olympian who is carrying on the family business — racing in the America’s Cup. “My father was involved with the America’s Cup before I was born,” Campbell said. “He raced in the Cup in 1983, 1992 and 1995.” Campbell is on his first America’s Cup campaign, […]

A favourite watering hole for Cup sailors

(2/4/2017)


rglogo1-1 - After a hard day’s work on the water what’s better than grabbing a bucket of beer and a local fish sandwich and relaxing? And the staff at Woody’s are happy to oblige, making sure the beer is always cold for members of America’s Cup teams who like to hang out there at the end of […]

Thousands vote for The Band members

(2/4/2017)


rglogo1 - Thousands of you voted and this is the result, six local musicians have been chosen to be a part of The Band which will play at various events during the 35th America’s Cup. After live auditions the public were encouraged to vote online for their favourite contestants to make the shortlist for selection to The […]

Make the most of AC35 business opportunities

(2/4/2017)


rglogo1-3 - America’s Cup Bermuda has created a working group specifically to guide local business owners and entrepreneurs to the best opportunities available for the 35th America’s Cup. In addition to creating the group, there will also be information sessions on specific topics relating to AC35, beginning February 23. ACBDA’s Local Business Connect group represents Bermuda’s business […]

NZ joy for AC Endeavour pair

(1/28/2017)


rglogo1-2 - If you had asked Ahzai Smith or Christopher Raymond if they expected top performances in regattas in New Zealand — their first time sailing in and visiting the country — they likely would have said no. But not only did they perform well, they both won their fleets. Ahzai and Christopher, both 12 years old […]

Students excited by what lies ahead

(1/28/2017)


ocean_homepage_slider - Eight of Bermuda’s school students are featured in an exciting new America’s Cup public promotion on local buses. The bus back promotion “America’s Cup is Our Cup” features America’s Cup Endeavour graduates, representing the hundreds of ten to 12-year-olds who have experienced the weeklong Steam education school programme. Many had never sailed before joining AC […]

Experience daily grind of being a cup sailor

(1/28/2017)


rglogo1 - The America’s Cup launched the Community Grinding Challenge this week at the Bermuda College Science Week. The challenge will give the public an opportunity to get up close and personal with what it takes to be an America’s Cup sailor by testing out their fitness levels. Sailors from each of the on-island America’s Cup teams […]

Spithill takes turn in engine room

(1/28/2017)


rglogo1-3 - It’s common for sailing stories to speak about the helmsmen on a boat as being “on the handlebars”. The bicycle reference is pretty clear; this is the guy steering the boat. Certainly Jimmy Spithill, the Oracle Team USA skipper, has his fair share of such references since he burst onto the America’s Cup scene as […]

Tiny claims a place in Cup history

(1/28/2017)


rglogo1-2 - Tiny Wins the America’s Cup in Bermuda is the latest offering from award-winning author Elizabeth Mulderig. The story is a David versus Goliath tale as Tiny the little tree frog overcomes all adversity to claim his place in history. Mrs Mulderig, who has been creating the Tiny story books and other titles since the early […]

Repair duo expecting busy times

(1/28/2017)


rglogo1-1 - Boat owners are getting their repairs and maintenance done early this year in preparation for the America’s Cup, according to the owners of a boat yard in Dockyard. Kareem Johnson and Chris Roque at Spar Yard Marine Solutions (West End Yachts), said: “We are a bit concerned about the anticipated backlog of work in May […]

Deadline nears in voting for AC band

(1/28/2017)


rglogo1 - More than 3,000 locals have voted in just over a week for their favourites to make it to the next round of The Band. Auditions were held at Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall two weeks ago with more than 50 musicians auditioning for a place in The Band. That number was whittled down to 25 […]

TeamBDA fills three key positions

(1/27/2017)


Owen-and-Mac3 - As per the rules of the regatta, TeamBDA today announced they have filled the Skipper, Team Manager and Boat Captain roles, as they continue their preparations for 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. The June regatta, taking place on Bermuda’s Great Sound, will see TeamBDA being led by Skipper Mackenzie Cooper, with Owen Siese named […]

Dressler: no big secret to my success

(1/21/2017)


rglogo1-6 - ooper Dressler, a grinder with Oracle Team USA, told students at CedarBridge Academy this week that having a strong work ethic can open doors and lead to opportunities. Dressler should know. After earning a fifth place finish in the 2013 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup with the American Youth Sailing Force Team, Dressler accepted a […]

Teams all set for Red Bull challenge

(1/21/2017)


rglogo1-5 - This week 12 teams were announced to take part in the second Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. The regattas will take place during the 35th America’s Cup from June 12 to 16, followed by the finals scheduled for June 20 to 21. So what is the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup? Introduced in 2013 to […]

Smith’s delight at Endeavour experience

(1/21/2017)


rglogo1-4 - Chermega Smith’s 12-year-old son Ahzai is experiencing the trip of a lifetime in New Zealand. The America’s Cup Endeavour student left Bermuda earlier this month to travel to the southern hemisphere, where he has three regattas on his schedule before returning to Bermuda. Ahzai, joined by Christopher Raymond, also 12, are travelling with Leah Collis, […]

Collection inspired by our sailing heritage

(1/21/2017)


rglogo1-3 - Nothing could be more fitting for the daughter of an Olympic sailor than designing nautical-inspired garments for the America’s Cup. Dana Cooper, a fashion and graphic designer, is the daughter of Kirk Cooper, who competed at the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Games for Bermuda, and was an international juror at the 1983 America’s Cup. Ms […]

Time to choose who will be in your band

(1/21/2017)


rglogo1-2 - Dozens of musicians have tried their hand at being a part of The Band that will play at various events during the 35th America’s Cup in May and June this year. Auditions took place at City Hall last weekend. Of the almost 50 contestants, there are now 25 selected finalists. The public is encouraged to […]

Owner sees only good things in store

(1/21/2017)


rglogo1-1 - For Claire Smith, who owns the Bermuda Triangle store in Dockyard, the America’s Cup “is such a great thing”. The businesswoman sees huge potential in the event, not only for her store, but others across the island. “I think for my business it will be an enormous boom as there are so many people coming […]

Tickets selling fast for ‘best cup yet’

(1/21/2017)


rglogo1 - Tickets for the 35th America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from May 26 until June 27, went on sale in mid-December via www.americascup.com/tickets and demand has been very high since that announcement. This week the America’s Cup Event Authority announced that tickets for Grandstand seating and for all official spectator boats have sold out for […]

Going above and beyond chasing their dreams

(1/14/2017)


rglogo1-5 - As many of us are stuck in traffic, members of Team BDA are already working out. The young sailors are due to make 8am at Beyond Fitness Bermuda in Hamilton, but very often the enthusiasts arrive at the gymnasium from 7am, which is well before their designated time. The opportunity for both Beyond Fitness Bermuda […]

Ingham’s looking to the future

(1/14/2017)


rglogo1-4 - When you already spend six days a week in the gym, getting certified as a personal trainer is a logical next-step. That’s the thinking of Team BDA’s Mustafa Ingham who recently completed the W.I.T.S. Personal Training Certificate at the Bermuda College. “I wasn’t in school and I was getting bored so I wanted to do […]

Forget that fad diet, just eat clean

(1/14/2017)


rglogo1-3 - The turn of the calendar year is often a time when we think about trying that new diet, or that new work-out plan. After the excesses of the holidays, it often feels like a necessary step. At Oracle Team USA, the sailors have access to fitness and nutrition programmes to ensure they are fit enough […]

Keeping sailors well fed no small task

(1/14/2017)


rglogo1-2 - Denise Wilson, the chef for Artemis Racing, has the large task of feeding hungry, super fit sailors meals that are healthy, protein packed and delicious. In the team’s most recent Road to Bermuda episode, Denise discusses how she keeps the team fed and happy. Having worked with the team since 2009, she knows a thing […]

Cup shaping up to be a truly exciting event

(1/14/2017)


rglogo1-1 - Firstly, a very happy new year to all readers of The Royal Gazette. We are all delighted to see that preparations for the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda are ahead of schedule, thanks to the fantastic support, planning and very hard work of all the different entities engaged. Four of the America’s Cup teams are […]

Jones hoping his business gets a boost

(1/14/2017)


rglogo1 - They are incredibly intricate – and beautiful – and Burton Jones is hoping they will catch the eye of the tens of thousands of people expected to descend on Dockyard for the America’s Cup. Mr Jones owns and runs the Littlest Drawbridge, a shop specialising in carvings out of Bermuda cedar. “They are expecting an […]

Pearman: “The Experience Has Been Fantastic”

(1/13/2017)


Mikaela-Pearman-America’s-Cup-4 - Mikaela Pearman is the Marketing & Communication Executive for America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA], an experience she says has been “fantastic from my first day on the job.” The 31-year-old Bermudian’s responsibilities include promoting the 35th America’s Cup for the local audience, creating and executing marketing and communication plans, creating social media campaigns and drafting all […]

We are putting a band together. Want in?

(1/7/2017)


rglogo1-7-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Bermuda’s best musicians are being sought to make up a band to play at various events during the 35th America’s Cup this year. An open audition call will be held next Saturday, between 9am and 5pm at Earl Cameron Theatre, City Hall. Auditions are open to residents of Bermuda who are at least 16-years-old. Round […]

Providing medical support no simple task

(1/7/2017)


rglogo1-6-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - The 35th America’s Cup is just around the corner and for nearly five weeks starting May 26 we can expect daily action on Bermuda’s waters and record numbers at the America’s Cup Village in Dockyard. My job as medical director is to have contingency plans in place to deal with any medical incidents involving competitors […]

Data the driving force behind AC50 designs

(1/7/2017)


rglogo1-5-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Turning the calendar to a new year brings a new focus for Oracle Team USA and the rest of the America’s Cup teams. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is in the rear view mirror. Ahead, the new America’s Cup Class boats that will be raced on the Great Sound in Bermuda in May […]

Cup hours are well worth the time for Pedro

(1/7/2017)


rglogo1-4-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - For electrician Patrick Pedro, the America’s Cup is all about getting Bermuda exposure on an international stage. It might also be a little about the overtime he’s getting for working extra hours to get the Royal Naval Dockyard looking spick and span for when tens of thousands of people descend on the area next year. […]

Collectively we will make event a success

(1/7/2017)


rglogo1-3-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - At the start of Bermuda’s year of the America’s Cup we take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who has been a part of the successful preparations so far, and all who continue to work tirelessly towards a quality experience for the benefit of everyone in Bermuda. This includes, but is not limited to, the 155 […]

Training to be a force to be reckoned with

(1/7/2017)


rglogo1-2-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Starting on Monday TeamBDA will ramp up their preparations for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup as they embark on a full-time training schedule for the June event. Since the announcement of the final team in September team members have participated in a series of intensive training camps. These camps have focused on developing the […]

Moving lock, stock, and barrel

(1/7/2017)


rglogo1-1-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Land Rover BAR have arrived! There’s more to setting up a training base in a new country than we might think and Land Rover BAR are in the process of moving to Bermuda. Here’s a look at what’s involved. Seasoned at moving from country to country, particularly for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series […]

Endeavour fired my passion for sailing

(1/7/2017)


rglogo1-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Years ago I attended a sailing summer camp and found no interest in the sport. After that I never sailed, and forgot most of what I had been taught while I took part in the camp. Consider me hardly knowing anything about sailing except for words such as bow, or stern and other simple vocabulary. […]

Slingsby breaks duck in record fashion

(12/31/2016)


rglogo1-12-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - For someone who doesn’t like offshore racing very much, Tom Slingsby, the Oracle Team USA tactician and sailing team manager, has a strange way of showing it. For the past several Christmas breaks, Slingsby has raced in one of the offshore classics — the Sydney to Hobart Race — which starts from Sydney Harbour, Australia […]

Benjamin’s sure Cup is worthwhile

(12/31/2016)


rglogo1-10-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - He’s got a head for figures and the sums stack up for Dane Benjamin, who is sure Bermuda is onto a good thing with the America’s Cup. Benjamin, who works in the finance department at West End Development Corporation, said: “I am just grateful that the island has an opportunity to host an event of […]

2016 was good but best is yet to come

(12/31/2016)


- This year America’s Cup was awarded three Best of Bermuda Awards. Of course 2017 has a whole lot more in store Award of ExcellenceWith the resounding success of the Louis Vuitton World Series Bermuda event last October to go on, we can only imagine the huge benefit to the island that the 2017 America’s Cup […]

Undeniable boost to the island

(12/31/2016)


rglogo1-9-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - The recently reported October 2016 decline in retail sales figures demonstrates the strength of the Louis Vuitton World series. Mike Winfield, the America’s Cup Bermuda chief executive officer, highlights that the figures showing a 4.9 per cent decline from last October to this year, are in fact better explained as the 4.9 per cent boost […]

Riviere to provide AC connection

(12/31/2016)


rglogo1-8-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Bermuda’s business community and entrepreneurs will again be given an array of opportunities to engage in America’s Cup economic activity. So far, opportunities arising from AC-related events have included Foil Fest in June 2016 and the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in October 2015. Vendors, business owners and entrepreneurs came forward to provide services […]

For Fowler understanding finally led to passion

(12/24/2016)


rglogo1-18-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Kinley Fowler started sailing at the age of 10, but it wasn’t a successful debut. “I hated everything about it.” he said. “I just didn’t understand it — couldn’t work out how the wind worked or why we were heeling over — but as I started to understand more it became more exciting.” He must […]

Steede: cup will showcase Bermuda’s beauty

(12/24/2016)


rglogo1-17-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - When Calvin Steede’s 12-year-old son, Calvin Jr, went sailing he talked about it for two weeks, he was so excited. So, Calvin Sr understands how the America’s Cup has the potential to really excite the whole island. “It will also showcase the beauty of Bermuda,” he said. “And I am sure people will want to […]

Showing how maths is relevant in sailing

(12/24/2016)


rglogo1-16-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - This week we are taking a look at M for maths is the Steam curriculum taught to the America’s Cup Endeavour students. Maths is a scary word for some of our students, as mathematics in school is word questions and can quite often be a subject that is not “real life” for them. Our objective […]

And the picture contest winners are….

(12/24/2016)


rglogo1-15-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - This month America’s Cup Bermuda ran the #OurAC photo contest, encouraging people of Bermuda to dig out their favourite America’s Cup photos from the last two years that reflect why they’re proud to be in Bermuda. The best photos would win tickets to the opening weekend of the 35th America’s Cup in Dockyard. The contest […]

All we want for Christmas is an auld mug

(12/24/2016)


rglogo1-14-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Today on Christmas Eve, many of us look forward to gathering with family and beginning to celebrate the holiday. We asked the skippers of the six America’s Cup teams what they want for Christmas. We are not sure if they believe in Santa Claus but they all know what they want, so we will see […]

Merry Xmas Bermuda, thank you for everything

(12/24/2016)


rglogo1-13-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - A heartfelt thank you to everyone in Bermuda who has done their part so far to making Bermuda’s America’s Cup experience incredible for all. The 16 committees with about 150 people serving them have been instrumental in ensuring that Bermuda will measure up and indeed exceed expectations for hosting the largest international sporting experience ever […]

Commitment is the key, Cassidy tells students

(12/17/2016)


rglogo1-24-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Matt Cassidy, the Oracle Team USA sailor, told Whitney Institute students to put hard work into following their dreams. “We know on our team that the harder we work now, in preparing for the racing next year, the more fun we will have when the races start,” he said. Cassidy was at the Bermuda middle […]

A unique look at Bermuda and the cup

(12/17/2016)


rglogo1-25-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - A Bermudian photographer and filmmaker has been granted an America’s Cup licence to produce fine art prints for the 35th America’s Cup. J-P Rouja shot the racing during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda event last October and decided to produce those images in a unique method. He explained how the project came […]

Hundreds rush to help make cup a success

(12/17/2016)


rglogo1-23-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - December 5 marked the 2016 International Volunteer Day established by the United Nations and National Volunteer Day in Bermuda. In recognition of this special occasion we are celebrating the tremendous interest demonstrated by our community to dedicate their time and talent to support the 35th America’s Cup. We are grateful for the hundreds of people […]

A is for Art and the America’s Cup

(12/17/2016)


rglogo1-21-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - This week for America’s Cup Endeavour, we are looking at the A in STEAM, which stands for Art. It is often forgotten but exists across nearly all STEAM activities, it is used in elements of the design, reflection, measurements and shapes. DesignWithin the programme there are key design and engineering components that require innovative and […]

Making the Band

(12/17/2016)


rglogo1-22-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - Bermuda’s best musicians are being sought after to make up a band to play at various events during the 35th America’s Cup next year. An open audition call is under way with auditions being held on January 14 for all interested musicians, with round two being held the following day for those who advance. Auditions […]

Organisers gearing up for the main event

(12/17/2016)


rglogo1-19-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - As the 2016 clock ticks towards the New Year, so too does the countdown clock on America’s Cup, with 160 days remaining from today until the opening event. Bermuda will wake on January 1 to the Year of America’s Cup in Bermuda. This means the 16 committees and the 150 professionals who volunteer their time […]

Bermuda’s Best Musicians sought by America’s Cup

(12/14/2016)


website_band_image - America’s Cup is searching for Bermuda’s best musicians to form a professional band to play at various events during the five-week long event from May 26 to June 27, 2017. The Band will be paid to play at various events during the 35th America’s Cup including Dock-Out shows, the America’s Cup Village and America’s Cup […]

Come on Bermuda, show us what you have got

(12/3/2016)


rglogo1-2 - There have been many magic moments in the two years since Bermuda won the bid to host the 35th America’s Cup and tens of thousands of photos snapped and shared in that time. Moments of fun, festivities, triumph and defeat; from the incredible motorcade driving the Auld Mug through the streets celebrating Bermuda’s big win […]

Spithill tells students to ‘dream big’

(12/3/2016)


rglogo1-1 - This week Jimmy Spithill, the Oracle Team USA skipper, visited T.N. Tatem Middle School to launch the first of eight such visits the team will makeover the course of the school year. “We’re so appreciative of the welcome we’ve had since we’ve moved to Bermuda,” Spithill said. “For us, this is a way to give […]

Langford always had sailing bug

(12/3/2016)


rglogo1 - While most athletes who reach the pinnacle of their sport are known for their commitment, Kyle Langford, the Oracle Team USA wing trimmer, has taken that philosophy to a new level. Langford says that for as long as he can remember he wanted to be a professional sailor. So much so that he had no […]

Hydrofoils the key to success at AC35

(12/3/2016)


rglogo1-1 - America’s Cup Endeavour is not just about sailing. The core of the programme is the Steam curriculum — science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. This week, readers can learn exactly what Bermuda’s middle schoolchildren are learning. Let’s start with T for Technology — straight from the Steam curriculum. Technology is a key learning component for […]

Rego proud to showcase her work

(12/3/2016)


rglogo1 - Artist Lisa-Anne Rego proudly smiles as she shows off her painting, The Chase, which will soon be followed by its sequel, The Flight. Rego is an America’s Cup official licensee and her gallery in the Mall, at Royal Naval Dockyard, is adorned with her AC artwork and local sailing studies in giclée format. In March […]

Quick quiz

(12/3/2016)


rglogo1-7 - 1) What date was it announced that Bermuda had won the bid to host the 35th America’s Cup? 2) What date did the Cup arrive on island? 3) What date does the 35th America’s Cup start? 4) What does the T in Steam stand for? 5) Where did Jimmy Spithill speak to school children this […]

America’s Cup Bermuda Photo Contest – Enter to WIN!!

(12/2/2016)


- There have been many magic moments in the two years since Bermuda won the bid to host the 35th America’s Cup and tens of thousands of photos snapped and shared in that time. Moments of fun, festivities, triumph and defeat; from the incredible motorcade driving the Auld Mug through the streets celebrating Bermuda’s big win […]

Spithill focused on task ahead

(11/26/2016)


rglogo1-6 - Oracle Team USA have returned to Bermuda after the final Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Fukuoka, Japan last weekend. As predicted, with so much at stake, including bonus points for 2017, the racing for the America’s Cup event in Asia was intense and hard-fought. In addition to the glory that comes with […]

Six months until the big show begins

(11/26/2016)


rglogo1-5 - All eyes will be on Bermuda in exactly six months as the first race of the 35th America’s Cup gets under way. The island will be teaming with tourists, hotels will be full and Dockyard will be the place to be as all the action will be on the Great Sound. There is a lot […]

Giving next generation chance to set sail

(11/26/2016)


rglogo1-3 - Sandys Boat Club was presented with 15 refurbished Optimist dinghies yesterday after Oracle Team USA restored the boats that had been damaged in two direct-hit hurricanes in October 2014. Mark Turner, the Oracle build team manager, and his crew spent the past few months on days between their busy work schedules, completely refurbishing and restoring […]

Pair getting ready to exceed expectations

(11/26/2016)


rglogo1-2 - For Luca Mezzapesa and Filippo Vianello, disappointment that Luna Rossa, Italy’s former America’s Cup team, will not be competing in Bermuda next year is offset by huge excitement generated by the arrival of the America’s Cup. The manager and chef at Bonefish at Royal Naval Dockyard, are busy planning for 2017 and making sure that […]

To float or not to float, that is the challenge

(11/26/2016)


rglogo1-1 - America’s Cup Endeavour is not just about sailing. The core of the programme is the Steam curriculum — science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. This week, we are taking a look at the letter S and learning what the students learn in relation to science when they visit either the East or West Fort. Today’s […]

Help us make this the best one yet

(11/26/2016)


rglogo1-1 - Volunteering in the America’s Cup through the First Mates programme presented by XL Catlin, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for residents to be on the front line with the America’s Cup. Whether you are an avid community volunteer or it is your first time, you do not need prior experience to get involved. […]

Ashley Martins: ‘Experience Has Been Amazing’

(11/23/2016)


screen-shot-2016-11-23-at-9-15-39-am - Ashley Martins is the Office Manager for America’s Cup Event Authority. The 22-year-old Bermudian is tasked with running the office and making sure everything runs smoothly on a daily basis in Bermuda. Here, she tells us more about her role. Tell us a little bit of your background and what you love most about Bermuda. […]

The people making sure things run smoothly

(11/19/2016)


rglogo1 - America’s Cup Bermuda is run by a small staff of ten people and more than a dozen committees. Each committee is charged with addressing Bermuda’s responsibilities for the 35th America’s Cup. This is made possible thanks to the dozens of volunteers who work in relevant fields, along with technical officers from key departments of the […]

Bermuda! We want you to help us succeed

(11/19/2016)


rglogo1-4 - America’s Cup has launched its volunteer programme — First Mates, presented by XL Catlin. Up to 1,000 volunteers will play an integral part in welcoming the world to Bermuda in 2017 and delivering the 35th America’s Cup which starts on May 26 and runs through the end of June 2017. The goal is to build […]

A buzz is building around Dockyard

(11/19/2016)


rglogo1-3 - “Activity is already buzzing at Dockyard,” said well-known artist Carole Holding who operates two retail shops in the area. “The development at Cross Island and the anticipation of the America’s Cup finals next year have really created a lot of interest and enthusiasm at the West End of the island. “A world-class event of this […]

The coaches making success of Endeavour

(11/19/2016)


rglogo1-2 - America’s Cup Endeavour is a programme with a goal of exposing as many of Bermuda’s youth as possible to education via the science, technology, engineering, art and maths curriculum component and personal growth through the sport of sailing. The initiative is aimed at M1 students across the island, and the after-school programme is for P5 […]

Working together for best outcome

(11/19/2016)


rglogo1-1 - America’s Cup Bermuda and America’s Cup Event Authority are two organisations that work side by side, in partnership. Here we take a look at both organisations to better understand the workings behind the 35th America’s Cup. America’s Cup Bermuda is a company set up by the Bermuda Government to deliver the many responsibilities of the […]

All to play for as world series nears end

(11/19/2016)


rglogo1 - The America’s Cup is in Asia for the first time in its 165-year history this weekend as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series heads to Fukuoka, Japan. Racing on home waters, SoftBank Team Japan are the talk of the town as media interest is exploding ahead of the final event of the two year […]

Quick quiz

(11/19/2016)


rglogo1-7 - How much attention have you been paying this week. Test yourself with our quiz. 1) What does ACBDA stand for? 2) What does ACEA stand for? 3) How many committees are involved? 4) What are First Mates in relation to the America’s Cup? 5) How many locations does AC Endeavour have and what are they? […]

Hooked from the start

(11/12/2016)


rglogo1-6 - The first day, as I walked into the AC Endeavour building I immediately had an interest in sailing. I started in October 2015. I mean, the way the teachers, Joshua and Katrina, taught sailing, Who wouldn’t? I like how the instructors are kind, firm and fair. They are not sugary sweet and fake and with […]

Endeavour site going ‘off the grid’

(11/12/2016)


rglogo1-5 - The America’s Cup Endeavour Programme has education, inspiration and the chance for young people to experience sailing at the heart of its programme, and another core aspect of the initiative is sustainability. The America’s Cup champions sustainability and environmental responsibility. A global announcement in October of the 35th America’s Cup Sustainability Charter was also supported […]

Excitement is building for new girl Steph

(11/12/2016)


screen-shot-2016-12-06-at-11-22-59-am - Bermudian Stephanie Rodill has only been in her job at the West End Development Corporation for a few weeks, but can already sense the excitement around the America’s Cup. “It is wildly thrilling for Bermuda,” Rodill said. “It will place Bermuda on a global stage and showcase all we have to offer. It is fantastic […]

Behind the scenes of a world series event

(11/12/2016)


rglogo1-3 - Adam Barboza, Project Manager of America’s Cup Bermuda, has travelled to four Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series around the world and takes a look at what it takes to run these events. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events are all a critical part of the 35th America’s Cup process. They give teams […]

Artemis give brief taste of what is to come

(11/12/2016)


rglogo1-2 - With the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series wrapping up next weekend, we take a look at Bermuda, the home of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. Bermuda was the host of round three of the series, the first time the America’s Cup teams would go head to head on the waters they would be […]

Quick quiz

(11/12/2016)


rglogo1-1 - With less than 200 days to go until the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda it’s time once again to test your knowledge on what has happened so far. As usual, answers are below. 1) Which team has won twice at home during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series circuit? 2) Which team crashed into […]

A lesson in life on and off the water

(11/5/2016)


rglogo1 - Sir Russell Coutts, chief executive officer of the America’s Cup, and the most successful sailor in America’s Cup history, has a personal passion for the AC Endeavour Programme. He tells us why. “Sailing has always been a very important part of my life and my inspiration for many years. Sailing has the power to inspire, […]

Feeding the body as well as the mind

(11/5/2016)


rglogo1-11 - Every Friday, AC Endeavour students visit Oracle Team USA’s gym in Dockyard. It’s a privilege that not many are afforded — an up-close and personal look at the team’s training base and access to a world-class trainer and nutritionist. In the gym, the students meet with Scott Tindal, the team’s head physiotherapist and nutritionist, and […]

Putting their skills to the test

(11/5/2016)


rglogo1-10 - Next weekend 46 AC Endeavour sailors will enter their first regatta in the 2016 Bermuda National Optimist Championships. The regatta will be held at the West Endeavour Fort in Dockyard and is sanctioned by the Bermuda Optimist Dinghy Association. This year’s regatta is the second largest one-design regatta in Bermuda after the IODA North American […]

My son’s experience has been wonderful

(11/5/2016)


rglogo1-8 - When Raphael, 12, started the Endeavor programme in early 2016, he was in one of the first classes held in St George’s, before the programme in Dockyard came online as well. He attends Saltus Grammar School and likes all things related to water sports, but did not have many opportunities to go sailing by himself […]

Our AC is a family affair

(11/5/2016)


rglogo1-7 - Sarah Burrows’s family goes back a long way in Bermuda, and she has deep ties to the Royal Naval Dockyard, so for her it was quite natural to adopt an America’s Cup family. She met Kris Breckenbridge, the crane operator for Oracle Team USA, who manoeuvres the boats into the water, and simply adopted him […]

Surfer’s day out a case of mutual admiration

(11/5/2016)


rglogo1-6 - World Surfing League legend and freshly crowned world champion John John Florence decided to celebrate his championship win with a visit to Oracle Team USA last week. After connecting with tactician Tom Slingsby on Instagram, he accepted an invitation to join the team on a training sail and within a few minutes he was on […]

Team’s new boat is a force of nature

(11/5/2016)


rglogo1-5 - Team BDA has a new boat called CAT-5 named by the 11 team members. It was christened at the team’s Darrell’s Island base on Thursday evening. The team wanted the name to reflect their ultra-high performance foiling GC32: a force to be reckoned with; raced with a crew of five; and is a catamaran. Team […]

Rachel Sawden Highlights ‘Road To Bermuda’

(10/29/2016)


screen-shot-2016-10-29-at-11-16-49-am - Local presenter Rachel Sawden recently got a taste of the America’s Cup while hosting an international travel show called ‘Road to Bermuda.’ She was given the opportunity to meet the teams, showcase Bermuda, and take a ride on an AC45 with SoftBank Team Japan. According to the ACBDA, ‘Road to Bermuda’ was seen by 20 […]

Quick quiz

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1-4 - How much do you really know about the America’s Cup? Here’s a quick quiz to see how clued in you are ahead of the 35th America’s Cup. 1. How many teams are in the 35th America’s Cup? 2. Who are the skippers for each team? 3. Where was the first America’s Cup held? 4. When […]

This is my son’s AC

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1-3 - Eugene Smith has already seen at first hand the benefits of the America’s Cup — his son has taken part in his first sailing lessons. Mr Smith, a plumber with the West End Development Corporation, said his son, 13-year-old Nas, a pupil at Spice Valley Middle School, had taken part in the Endeavour programme, the […]

Bermuda’s Red Bull boat gets a makeover

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1-2 - As Team Bermuda prepares to represent the island in next year’s Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, their main training boat recently had a complete makeover with a new design and placement of the team’s logo and sponsor logos. The high-performance foiling catamaran, a GC32, was branded with a design created by Bermudian Nina Cotterill of […]

Crowds can expect some fierce competition

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1-1 - It looks like we should expect some fierce competition on the Great Sound next year. The three Bermudian-based teams spent some time practice racing on the 35th America’s Cup course earlier this month and the results were fascinating. All three teams won, and lost, their share of the races. Nobody ran away from the competition. […]

Future looks bright for challengers

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1 - The announcement that SoftBank Team Japan would be competing in the 35th America’s Cup saw the return of a Japanese outfit to the America’s Cup for the first time in 15 years and Bermuda is the battleground. In the lead-up to the final Louis Vuitton World Series event for AC35, to be held in Fukuoka, […]

SoftBank rising to the occasion

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1-9 - There is one event left in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, in Fukuoka, Japan, from November 18 to 20 before the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. All six America’s Cup teams will be working harder than ever to finish their 2016 campaigns in style, and perhaps none more so than Bermuda-based SoftBank Team […]

Never a dull moment in our new home

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1-8 - When Kazuhiko “Fuku” Sofuku and I arrived in May of last year, building a team from scratch was a very daunting project and seemed nearly impossible. Looking at the space in Dockyard to set up our operations for the first time was overwhelming. Starting an America’s Cup team is no easy task and it was […]

A lasting legacy that will benefit Bermuda’s children

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1-7 - Imagine a programme where Bermudian children can learn science, technology, engineering, arts and maths in a fun outdoor classroom that helps them engage with the information in a way that it makes sense. Oh, and the bonus is, they learn to sail at the same time and are taught by top sailing instructors. Now take […]

Quiz answers

(10/29/2016)


rglogo1-6 - 1, Six — Oracle Team USA, Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Groupama Team France, Land Rover BAR, SoftBank Team Japan. 2, Jimmy Spithill (Oracle), Nathan Outteridge (Artemis), Glenn Ashby (Emirates Team New Zealand), Franck Cammas (Groupama Team France), Sir Ben Ainslie (Land Rover BAR), Dean Barker (SoftBank Team Japan). 3, Isle of Wight. 4, […]

Adam Barboza: “Once In A Lifetime Opportunity”

(10/25/2016)


adam-barboza-bermuda-october-20-2016 - Adam Barboza is the Project Manager for America’s Cup Bermuda [ACBDA]. He was involved in Bermuda’s bid for the America’s Cup in his former role as Sports Business Development Manager for the BTA. Mr  Barboza was seconded from the BTA to work for ACBDA when Bermuda won the bid and here he explains his role. 1] […]

Get on board – it’s our time to shine

(10/22/2016)


rglogo1-5 - Dear Bermuda, One year on from the memorable weekend that etched America’s Cup celebrations in the hearts and minds of Bermuda’s people, we are pleased to celebrate the successes of America’s Cup preparations to-date and to share details of the planning process and deliverables for the months to come. Only 216 days remain until the […]

We’re proud to call this place our home

(10/22/2016)


rglogo1-4 - It’s been nearly 18 months since Oracle Team USA made Bermuda its home for the next America’s Cup. Since that time most of our team has moved to the island and we’ve added several Bermudians to our squad. Our families are here, our kids are in school, we’re in the community and have been soaking […]

Dockyard is open for business

(10/22/2016)


rglogo1-3 - The Royal Naval Dockyard is the jewel in Bermuda’s crown — strategically and historically very significant to the Royal Navy and now very significant to the island as a cruise ship transport hub and tourist attraction. Next year, it is to have another strategic role — that of host to the America’s Cup as the […]

Be a part of history

(10/22/2016)


rglogo1-2 - This week the America’s Cup launched its Volunteer Programme — First Mates, presented by XL Catlin. Up to 1,000 volunteers will play an integral part in welcoming the world to Bermuda in 2017 and delivering the 35th America’s Cup which starts on May 26 and runs through the end of June 2017. The goal is […]

What a difference a year makes

(10/22/2016)


rglogo1-1 - It has been a year since we experienced our first taste of the America’s Cup with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in October. In one year so many things have happened. Here’s our top ten. 1) Artemis Racing opens its base: Artemis Racing created its Bermuda home at Morgan’s Point and officially opened […]

Things to know if you’re
coming to Japan with us

(10/22/2016)


rglogo1 - The last of the AC World Series events is to be hosted in Fukuoka, Japan less than a month from now and we’ve discovered some interesting cultural titbits about Japan. 1 Did you know that you DO NOT tip in Japan and gratuities are not added to the bill — they simply do not accept […]

Nina Thompson Enjoying America’s Cup Role

(9/27/2016)


americas-cup-profile-nina-thompson-1 - Bermudian Nina Thompson is the Travel Manager for Travel Places Bermuda, the official accommodation supplier for the America’s Cup Event Authority. Her role includes managing accommodation needs for the America’s Cup staff, teams, media, regatta officials, commercial partners, suppliers, dignitaries and other associate personnel for the America’s Cup events in Bermuda Q: Tell us a […]

Sailing Instructor Earns International Designation

(8/25/2016)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-4-50-40-pm - Bermudian Tristan Loescher has completed an internationally recognized yachting instructor course as part of his professional development at the America’s Cup Endeavour program. Mr Loescher, a full-time member of the AC Endeavour team, travelled to the UK this July to complete the Royal Yachting Association’s Instructor training course. This training, which was funded by the America’s […]

Mark Barany: ACEA Experience Has Been Great

(8/22/2016)


mark-barany-bermuda-august-19-2016-tc - Bermudian Mark Barany is the Client Services Coordinator for the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA], where as part of the Client Services team, he helps the ACEA deliver on its partner commitments and activate commercial programmes for the 35th America’s Cup. Below, he discusses his role and the opportunities it has afforded him. How does it […]

Katrina Williams – Inspiring Young Sailors

(7/19/2016)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-4-56-31-pm - Katrina Williams is a Bermudian who returned home to take a position as America’s Cup Endeavour Program Coordinator. Everyday she is inspiring young Bermudians to take to the water and learn STEAM education through the lens of sailing.    

Shane Mora: Branding Manager for the ACEA

(7/19/2016)


Shane Mora - Shane Mora is the Brand Marketing Manager for America’s Cup Event Authority. Here, he discusses what that means and the opportunities the position has afforded him. What is your responsibility for the ACEA and its events? I develop concepts and plans for the look and feel of our race venues, both on land and water. […]

Chefs land ‘dream’ jobs with Oracle Team USA

(6/16/2016)


as - Two local chefs are cooking up a storm for America’s Cup defending champions Oracle Team USA. Matthew Pridham and Benjamin Bernardo are now working at the team’s base and for Mr Bernardo the job is “proof that hard work pays off”. “If you’re Bermudian and you work hard, there is no reason you can’t get […]

Entrepreneur lands AC35 sunscreen rights

(6/7/2016)


rglogo1-giflogoxpos5logoypos5maxw630maxh350 - A Bermudian-based entrepreneur has secured exclusive rights to import and distribute the official sunscreen product for the 35th America’s Cup. Nesi Armstrong, the spouse of a Bermudian, sourced and introduced the organic, reef-safe product to Bermuda last year and received calls from her retailers saying that it was particularly popular with those associated with the […]

Video: AC Endeavour Benefits Local Children

(6/1/2016)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-08-10-pm - Over its first year, AC Endeavour has reached nearly 1000 children in Bermuda, through its STEAM classroom curriculum, sailing days, and after school programs, and Jaidyn Robinson is one of the young Bermudians who has been gifted one of the refurbished Optimists. The youth education and sailing program has also seen Oracle Team USA boatbuilders […]

Vicki Abraham: Working with International Media

(5/13/2016)


Vicki Abraham copy - http://bernews.com/2015/11/column-behind-scenes-americas-cup/            

Artemis Position Is A Shore Thing For Tristan

(5/12/2016)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-10-28-pm - In NASCAR and Formula One they have the Pit Crew. In the America’s Cup they are called the Shore Crew. This is the team behind-the-team that makes sure the race boat is ready to race. Opportunities to work on this team are, understandably, rare – so for Bermudian Tristan DeSilva getting a position with the […]

Meet The Design Director For ACEA: Lyn Winford

(5/5/2016)


americas-cup-event-authority-bermuda-may-5-2016-4 - Lyn Winford is Design Director for America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA], and is a major part of the design team that creates all the artwork for the America’s Cup including decals on the boats, banners in the event villages around the world, the America’s Cup Endeavour Program logo and sails and much more. Her role […]

AC Safety First for Bermudian Diver

(4/20/2016)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-14-42-pm - When a SoftBank Team Japan crew member accidently went overboard during a practice session last week, Bermudian Sam Bennett’s position as safety diver for the team came into sharp focus. Fortunately the sailor escaped without injury. In his role Sam, a PADI master scuba diver trainer, has helped create safety procedures for the team that […]

Sweet SAAK Bakery: Making the most of the World Series in Bermuda

(12/15/2015)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-25-21-pm - Our profile of #LVACWS vendor Kamilah Cannonier of Sweet SAAK Bakery debuted last night on Bermuda Tourism‘s Tourism Forward. Check out the clip!        

Behind The Scenes At America’s Cup

(11/3/2015)


media_centre_conference-bermuda-ac-2015 - For many locals, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event was a bit of glitz and glamour with the racing, the festivities on Front Street and of course, the sailors. But for those of us working, or volunteering, behind the scenes, the event offered some excitement of a different kind. In my case, I […]

America’s Cup boost has retailers smiling

(10/28/2015)


shalini - Boosted sales were not restricted to official sponsors and vendors during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda weekend this month. The three-day Front Street party brought smiles and extra business to a number of stores on Front Street, some of them making the most of the welcome fillip by staying open longer than […]

Simons Brothers: Putting on a show at the World Series

(10/18/2015)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-33-22-pm - There is so much happening at the Event Village. Yesterday the crowd were treated to a performance by The Simons Brothers in front of Chewstick. Great talent and well appreciated! Event Village opens now come down and enjoy. Check out the clip!

Jessica Astwood Describes Role With ACEA

(10/12/2015)


jessica-astwood-describes-role-fb - Bermudian Jessica Astwood is the Client Services Manager for the America’s Cup Event Authority [ACEA]. Here she tells us about her role and being involved in the global sporting event. 1] What does a normal day look like for you working at ACEA? First…coffee and then my primary role is to look after our Commercial […]

Local Companies Involved In Cup Broadcasts

(10/9/2015)


lamone_woods-oct-8 - The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda event will be broadcast to over 100 territories around the world as well as on large screens in Bermuda, and two local companies are part of making this happen, with both Crimson Multimedia and Great Sound involved in the production. Crimson Multimedia has been contracted to deliver live video […]

America’s Cup hands out 59 vendor licences

(9/29/2015)


mo - It promised to be a mini-business boom for street vendors, and next month’s Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event is on track to deliver. Almost 60 official vendor licences have been issued to small and medium-sized business across the community. A selection of the enterprising Bermudian entrepreneurs who have secured official licensee status have […]

Bermuda Making It Happen – Contractors Collaboration

(4/13/2015)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-19-26-pm - Excellent teamwork and the collaborative spirit of Bermuda contractors are getting the job done in Dockyard.    

Oleander Delivery – A Milestone For Bermuda and Oracle Team USA

(4/7/2015)


screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-5-35-02-pm - A behind the scenes look at the MV Oleander’s special delivery for the Oracle Team USA base in Dockyard.