Sport

Jun 1, 2017

THE FASTEST YACHTS EVER

After 35 years of the first competition in 1851, in English soil, Bermuda are the stage of the 2017 America's Cup edition. Since then, this event hasn´t ceased to gain prestige and interest worldwide. Mandatory destination for yacht admirers, it is also an event that brings together the most beautiful boats in the world.

It started on May 26th, the oldest international competition, with 166 years old and, simultaneously, the largest, most famous and prestigious race in the world - the America's Cup. According to the Organization, Bermuda will feature the fastest yachts in the competition´s history, this year, until 27 of June.

Bermuda's clear blue turquoise waters are the idyllic setting for sailors in this race, whose athletic preparation is as demanding as that of an Olympic sprinter.

The event is also host to one of the largest yacht events in the world. Imposing in size and impact, the yachts attract a wide range of public, such as sportsmen, businessmen, travellers, tourists and even international stars.

This highly prestigious side of the competition, reflects the vast work of the America's Cup Event Authority (ACEA) and BWA Yachting, whose expertise and confidence have made it possible to do the Bermuda event. A work that, moreover, had already been fruitful at the 34th edition in San Francisco, United States of America, in 2013. «We have made great efforts to involve the global yacht community and look forward to presenting some of the largest and most beautiful yachts in the world, in the heart of our event», said Sam Hollis, ACEA Operations Director.

According to Hollis, «the owners will have high-quality stands to present their boats and they can watch the race in the front row, as well as the experiences and opportunities that money can´t afford».

BWA Yachting Vice President, Laura Esteve says that «BWA Yachting is honoured to be part of the America's Cup family and hopes to offer the best services to elite customers».

To put Bermuda on this competition´s map, the Organization and the Bermuda Tourism Authority have approved the construction of new marinas at the Royal Naval Dockyard and at the Front Street in Hamilton, the capital and the race´s "heart".

In addition to the main event, the America's Cup also includes races such as the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta, between 13 and 15 of June, with the International Boat and which has 19 of the world's most prestigious yachts, including Adela, the 55-meter yacht that won the America's Cup Superyacht Regatta, in 2013.

The America's Cup J Class Regatta is another event that will take place on June 16th, 19th and 20th, and will also feature some of the most iconic boats in the history of the America's Cup.

A VIP event with history

No less emblematic is the history of this event dating back to 1851, when during an afternoon, Queen Victoria was watching a sail race at Solent, between the Isle of Wight and the south coast of England, a radical schooner swiftly passed by Royal Yacht parked in Solent, surprising the presents. The cup, originally called the Royal Yacht Squadron Cup, is now named America in honour to the first yacht to win the trophy. It was held by the New York Yacht Club, of the United States of America, from 1852/1857 (when the syndicate that won the trophy donated it to the club) until 1983, when Australia II, from Australia, won the trophy and ended the longest winning period in the history of this sport.

The America's Cup has added entrepreneurs and industry magnates such as Oracle's Larry Ellison; real estate tycoon Alan Bond; tea merchant, Sir Thomas Lipton; the pioneer aviation, Sir T.O.M. Sopwith; Aga Khan; Ted Turner, of the Media sector and Harold S. Vanderbilt, an American railroad executive who won the America's Cup three times and also helped to create this competition rules.

Recently, superstars such as Britons Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy, the Australians Jimmy Spithill, Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge, the Frenchman Franck Cammas, among others, also joined the event.

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