Support Winners TeamBDA tonight at The Bermuda Shop

June 14, 2017


Hamilton, Bermuda, June 14, 2017

After successfully clinching their place in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals yesterday, TeamBDA will this evening celebrate by making an appearance at The Bermuda Shop on Front Street during Harbour Nights.

The team had a strong showing on Monday and Tuesday in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Qualifiers and advanced to the final along with Land Rover BAR Academy, Spanish Impulse by IBEROSTAR and NZL Sailing team.

To celebrate the team’s accomplishment, The Bermuda Shop will host a ‘meet the team’ event from 7pm to 8pm for the people of Bermuda. There will be posters available for signing, and TeamBDA merchandise on sale, including the team’s training shirt, t-shirts and backpacks. Every purchase will receive a limited edition TeamBDA bumper sticker.

Mackenzie Cooper, TeamBDA Skipper, says: “It was an amazing experience to see Bermudians supporting us on the water and in the America’s Cup Village during the two-day regatta. It meant the world to us to have the Island behind us as we competed against some of the best youth sailors in the world. We are excited to meet all our amazing supporters and we encourage everyone to come out to The Bermuda Shop tonight to celebrate with us.”

The team will only be in The Bermuda Shop from 7pm to 8pm and there is a limited number of posters. Bermudians are encouraged to come early to avoid disappointment.

TeamBDA will sail in the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals on Tuesday, June 20 and Wednesday, June 21 from 2pm to 3:30pm. The America’s Cup Village will be open from 11:30am to 5:30pm both days. The teams are racing in the AC45Fs used around the world in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series events in 2015 and 2016.

Bermudians are encouraged to come to the America’s Cup Village to support TeamBDA. Here are the various ways you can support the team:

  • Buy a ticket for the America’s Cup Village for just $10 per day 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.
  • Wear TeamBDA Gear, available at The Bermuda Shop, Bermuda Blueprinting and AC Outfitters in Dockyard.

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. Transportation must be purchased in advance at www.americascup.com/tickets.

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