For an entire month, from 26 May to 27 June 2017 the spotlight will be on Bermuda’s Great Sound where the 35th America’s Cup will take place. Baroque Access has all the details
2017 heralds the 35th time that the world’s best sailors on the fastest boats will compete for the oldest trophy in international sport. Famous for its azure waters and exquisite sand beaches, Bermuda’s Great Sound creates a natural amphitheater for the America’s Cup racecourse. Located at the Royal Naval Dockyard, the America’s Cup Village will be the hub of this exceptional event, home to all of the teams, restaurants, entertainment and concerts.
Of course, Bermuda’s Great Sound offers exceptional racing conditions, sometimes varied, but this only increases the challenge for the sailors who are competing.
The racing begins at 2pm Bermuda time on 26 May with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers. The top Challenger will meet Defending Champions Oracle Team USA in this match, which begins on 17 June. This will be the first time the America’s Cup Class (ACC) yachts and their sailing crews will engage in competition. ACC yachts are cutting edge catamarans designed and created by each of the six America’s Cup teams.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
26 May: Opening Ceremony 8.30pm
26 May to 3 June: Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifier Day 1
4 June to 12 June: Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Play-offs
17 June to 27 June: America’s Cup Match, presented by Louis Vuitton
Note: 13, 20 and 21 June are dedicated race days for the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup. On 12 June, racing will take place in both the America’s Cup and the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup, subject to the racing schedule.
OPENING & CLOSING TIMES
The America’s Cup Village and facilities open at 11.30am on all dates, except Friday 26th May, when the venue opens at 3pm for 5pm for the first four races in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, followed by the Opening Ceremony at 8.30pm. Closing time on this day is 10.30pm.
Closing times will vary throughout the event: Please check this on the days you are there.
The America’s Cup is the pinnacle of international sailing, a prestigious race that has generated enormous excitement and fierce rivalry for over 160 years. It promises to be an exceptional experience, drawing the very best sailing teams and jet set spectators from every corner of the globe.