America's Cup to be Held in Bermuda

The next America's Cup will be raced in Bermuda in June 2017, it was confirmed this afternoon at a press conference.


“In Bermuda we have a perfect international venue to demonstrate the excitement America’s Cup boats and teams can generate,” said Harvey Schiller, the America's Cup's commercial commissioner. “The sailing conditions are near perfect. The race course on The Great Sound is a natural amphitheater with room for racing and spectators, amid a spectacular backdrop of islands and beaches. And the proposed America’s Cup Village at the Royal Naval Dockyard will be the heart of the event for the teams and fans alike."

America's Cup 34 winning skipper Jimmy Spithill chimed in: "Racing in Bermuda will be an incredible experience for the spectators and for the sailors. It's going to be very challenging. There are a variety of conditions, which means you can never let your guard down."

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