Bermuda is cashing in on the successful 35th America’s Cup, held there earlier this year.
They have set up two new regattas and will host the World Sailing conference in 2018 to create another exciting year of sailing in Bermuda.
Eight regattas have been confirmed so far including two brand new sailing events; The Oyster Regatta Bermuda and the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta.
The 41st Oyster Regatta will include a four day programme of Corinthian racing around three different parts of the island. May is the ideal time of year for sailing with sunshine and strong winds, without the humidity of June and July.
The Atlantic Anniversary Regatta will be the first regatta series to cross the Atlantic Ocean twice: in both directions, connecting Bermuda with the vibrant maritime metropolis of Hamburg for a historic maritime event both on and off the water
In addition to the two new yachting events, World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport of sailing, is heading to Bermuda for its Annual Conference in October 2019.
The World Sailing Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. A series of events will take place during the seven-day schedule, including the World Sailing Awards and the eSailing World Championships.
The 2018 Bermuda Calendar Sailing looks like this
- 21 March – 1 April Moth World Championships
- 28 April – 4 May Bermuda International Invitational Race Week
- 5 – 16 May Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
- 9 – 17 May Antigua Bermuda Race
- 21 – 27 May Oyster Regatta Bermuda
- 8 – 16 June Annapolis Bermuda Ocean Race
- 15 – 20 June Newport Bermuda Race
- 8 July Atlantic Anniversary Regatta: Bermuda to Hamburg
Bermuda Tourism Authority Chief Executive Kevin Dallas commented, “Bermuda has a long history with sailing, from its founding in 1609 and the creation of the Bermuda rig to the successful hosting of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. We are thrilled to add two new events to our comprehensive sailing calendar and the World Sailing Conference to Bermuda’s ever-growing resume as a world-class sailing destination.”