While most Americans are getting ready for the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, yachting enthusiasts the world over, are gearing up for the premier racing event, the America’s Cup!
On May 26th, 2017, Bermuda will host the 35th America’s Cup. The eyes of the world will turn to the iconic Great Sound, where the best sailors on the fastest boats will battle for the oldest trophy in international sport. Racers from all six America’s Cup teams have been practicing in earnest since Tuesday, with the five races run providing dramatic results – no one team was able to claim more than a single victory.
According to event organizers, under the guidelines set out by America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), all teams were permitted to train against each other starting Monday 22nd, however, there was a scheduling snafu on Monday, so practice races started on Tuesday 23rd, and will continue on Thursday May 25th.
Bermuda and the Yachting Life
Bermuda has been an upcoming yachting, and yacht charter destination for the last few years, and now that appeal is likely to move up another notch, as Bermuda becomes home to the 2017 America’s Cup.
Bermuda has always been a popular destination for yachts of both the sailing and motor variety. In the run up to the races, the unassuming island had been becoming even more popular with seafarers the world over.
Bermuda has had its share of ebbs and flows with tourism over the years. Once a playground for the elite, it has lost some of its luster to the Caribbean, but it is back on the upswing, thanks largely to hosting yachting’s signature international event.
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According to Forbes Magazine, since landing the America’s Cup for 2017, visits to the island by 18-24 year olds were up “39 percent and government officials believe that many will become repeat visitors, returning for destination weddings, honeymoons, weekend getaways and vacations…”
The quaint British Territory, once mainly known for its pastel colors and definitive shorts, is now trying to convince yachtsman and others alike that “this is not your father’s Bermuda.” The Island is now actively marketing its more adventurous side, promoting everything from scuba diving, snorkeling, and sport fishing, to parasailing and whale watching.
As part of the preparations for hosting the America’s Cup, the Island has had to create more dockage suited to luxury motor yachts, which is why Bermuda is seeing a resurgence as a charter destination.
Special America’s Cup Offers From 26 North Yachts
In support of this grand yachting event, 26 North Yachts would like to extend a special offer to anyone wishing to book a yacht charter from Florida to Bermuda for the Cup. You will receive 50% off of the delivery fee for any boat chartered to Bermuda for a week or more during The America’s Cup.
What could be a more exciting experience than the opportunity to see some of the best sailors in the world compete in their high-flying Catamarans from the deck of your own luxury motor yacht!
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