Bermuda is the home of the 2017 America’s Cup. The next America’s Cup – the 35th – will be raced in Bermuda in June 2017.
Bermuda was confirmed as the host venue at a press conference in New York on Tuesday, 2 December 2014 by Harvey Schiller, the Commercial Commissioner for the America’s Cup.
The Premier of Bermuda, Michael H. Dunkley, JP, MP expressed his delight with the announcement and said that he was honoured and proud that Bermuda was selected to host the 35th America’s Cup in 2017 – an extraordinary opportunity that aligns perfectly with the heritage, profile, spirit and future of the Island.
Bermuda has set up a new limited liability company – the America’s Cup Bermuda Ltd (ACBDA) which is tasked with preparing Bermuda for the 2017
America’s Cup; this will be funded by an annual government grant and will be responsible for fulfilling Bermuda’s commitment to the event.
The ACBDA will work closely with the event’s ruling body, the America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA) in the run up to the 2017 finals.
The six teams are:
A promotional video showcasing Bermuda as the sailing venue has been co-
produced by Shooter & Scribe Productions and LookBermuda for the Bermuda Tourism Authority.