Yachties, water sports enthusiasts and fans of island life in general have their attention tuned to Bermuda. The 35th America’s Cup sailing event takes place for an exciting five weeks beginning May 26, 2017. Hotels, yacht charters and attractions around the island are rolling out offers and packages for this prestigious event.
The luxurious Rosewood Tucker’s Point is providing a unique viewing option for guests with the charter of the Mariner III spectator yacht. Guests will have exclusive access to purchase tickets for the yacht, which includes viewing from the exclusive Superyacht area in Bermuda’s Great Sound, complimentary lunch, snacks, wine, prosecco and beer.
The classic 122-foot Mariner III was built in 1926 and features teak decks, brass fixtures and elegant Parisian lead crystal windows as well as a spacious open deck for unobstructed race viewing. Rosewood resort guests can spend the day enjoying exclusive access to the race as well as onboard cocktails and cuisine by the hotel’s Executive Chef Gerry Adams.
The Mariner III departs each morning from the Harbour Beach dock and returns in late afternoon after the completion of the day’s races. Ticket prices range from $295 to $695 per person, per day, and space is limited to 80 guests per day.
During the winter months, the Mariner III is based in Palm Beach, Florida – at the Palm Beach Yacht Club – where it the travels to Fort Lauderdale, Miami and other areas along Florida’s East Coast. During the summer, it’s docked at Chelsea Pier in Manhattan, New York where it’s available for corporate events, private charters, photo shoots and other special occasions.
Rosewood Tucker’s Point is an 88-room, 240-acre residential and resort community with beautiful views of Castle Harbour, Harrington Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. It opened in 2009 as Bermuda’s first new luxury hotel in more than 40 years. Residents and guests can enjoy recreational facilities, the acclaimed 18-hole Tucker’s Point Golf Course, tennis courts, a croquet lawn, Bermuda’s longest private beach, a 12,000-square foot spa and The Point fine dining restaurant.
For more information and to reserve space on the yacht, please call 212-570-7189 or email Tuckerspoint.email@example.com. Please visit rosewoodhotels.com to learn more about the resort and book rooms and yacht packages.
35th America’s Cup in Bermuda
The 35th America’s Cup begins on May 26, 2017 with the Louis Vuitton Qualifiers. Races take place in the Great Sound in Hamilton, Bermuda where some of the best sailors and fastest boats in the world will battle for the oldest trophy in international sport. Finals begin on June 17, 2017.
The defending champions, Oracle Team USA (winner of 2013 race and based out of the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco, California), will compete with top Challengers from around the globe, including SoftBank Team Japan, the British Land Rover BAR, Emirates Team New Zealand, Groupama Team France and Sweden’s Artemis Racing.
If you happen to be lucky enough to be visiting Bermuda during this time, you can expect an island-wide array of attractions and special events geared toward the sailing set. The America’s Cup Village is located at the Royal Naval Dockyard where it will host team bases, food and beverage options, entertainment, concerts and a pit row.
America’s Cup trivia
- The first America’s Cup race took place in Isle of Wight, England in 1851, making it older than modern day Olympic Games, which were first held in Athens, Greece in 1896.
- The America’s Cup race does not take place every year. A race takes place when the defending champion team is challenged by another team.
- The America’s Cup trophy (called “Auld Mug”) is the oldest trophy in international sports competition. It’s made of sterling silver and is never touched by bare hands. Agents wear museum-quality white cotton gloves.
- The names of each of the winning teams are inscribed on the trophy as well as the race course length, the winning time, location and yacht club name. Two bases have been added to the trophy’s original 27 inches to accommodate all of the winners. It’s now 44 inches tall and weighs 32.4 lbs.
To learn more about Bermuda and the 35th America’s Cup race – including schedules, events, packages and more – please visit GotoBermuda.com. You can also check out AFAR.com for hints and tips on attractions, restaurants and hotels.