Tickets are on sale now here for the 35th America’s Cup, taking place in Bermuda from 26th May until 27th June 2017. A full range of tickets are available to suit every need, whether it’s for access to the America’s Cup Village, seats in the grandstand, access to the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar, VIP hospitality at the Longtail Lounge, on-water experiences in spectator boats or through private boat registration.
Interest in the range of tickets available has been high since the news of the on sale date was announced, so anyone looking forward to enjoying one of the world’s greatest sports spectacles in 2017 is urged to click here to purchase their preferred spectator experience.
Spectator Experience Ticketing Options Available Right Now:
- Entrance to the America’s Cup Village, the heart of all the action in 2017
- Grandstand seats, offering unrivalled views of the race course finish line on Bermuda’s Great Sound
- Official Spectator Boats, enabling America’s Cup fans who want to be on the water to enjoy a front row position right on the edge of the racecourse
- Longtail Lounge hospitality, one of the best VIP experiences in Bermuda, offering delicious food and beverages in a relaxed atmosphere with views of the Great Sound in a perfect hospitality setting
- Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar, promising a lively atmosphere, delicious buffet lunches and fantastic views of the finish line
- Private Boat Registration, giving boat owners the chance to enjoy all the 35th America’s Cup action from the comfort of their own vessels, right next to the racecourse itself
The America’s Cup Village
Tickets to the America’s Cup Village give access to the custom-built, nine-acre site in Bermuda’s historic Royal Naval Dockyard which will boast entertainment, views of the race course finish line, ‘dock-out’ shows and sailor signing sessions throughout the event schedule. Overlooking the iconic Great Sound and showcasing the best of Bermuda’s food and beverage vendors, this family-friendly site will also be home to an America’s Cup merchandise store and a dedicated Kids Zone.
The America’s Cup Village will provisionally be open between 11.00am and 5.00pm throughout most days of the event schedule, enabling visitors to soak up the atmosphere before racing commences at approximately 2.00pm. A range of ticket prices will be on offer, with prices starting at $10 for Bermuda residents and $20 for visitors to Bermuda, and with various further discounts available for Bermuda residents. Tickets for children under the age of 13 will be 50% off and children five years and under will be able to enter the America’s Cup Village for free.
Grandstand seat tickets will enable fans to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the America’s Cup Village before enjoying America’s Cup racing from the comfort and convenience of their own waterside grandstand seats. Grandstand seat ticket holders have entry into the America’s Cup Village included in their ticket price and will be able to keep up with the race action through a dedicated big screen and live commentary, enjoying one of the best views of the finish line, right in front of their seats.
Grandstand seating is available every race day with tickets starting at just $70.
Official Spectator Boats
Take to the water from Hamilton or Dockyard and experience the thrills and spills of America’s Cup racing from a fantastic front row position right on the edge of the racecourse on the Great Sound. Spectator Boat ticket holders will enjoy three hours on board, with boats taking guests up close to the action as it unfolds in front of them, and on TV around the world. Each boat will be equipped with live radio commentary of the racing, with food and beverages available to purchase on board. Prices start from $150 for an adult ticket on a fleet of motor cruisers and catamarans.
Longtail Lounge VIP Hospitality
One of the best America’s Cup VIP experiences will be found at the Longtail Lounge in the America’s Cup Village. Guests will relax in informal waterside surroundings and enjoy a complimentary bar and delicious assisted service buffet lunch. The open-air private viewing deck will be perfect for watching the boats fly towards the finish line, and with screens throughout the Longtail Lounge, there will be no excuses for missing a minute of the action.
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Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar
See and be seen in the lively atmosphere of the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar. With a viewing terrace and striking views over the Great Sound, tickets will include a delicious buffet lunch and official America’s Cup merchandise.
Located within the America’s Cup Village and provisionally open from 11.00am until 5.00pm, tickets to the Goslings Dark ‘n Stormy Island Bar start from $150.
Private Boat Registration
Boat owners can also enjoy America’s Cup action in Bermuda for themselves, with access to a designated public spectator zone on the racecourse. Throughout every race, up-to-date information and commentary will be shared with all registered boats, giving them incredible views of the action on the same water on which the teams will be battling it out for the oldest trophy in international sport.
The 35th America’s Cup
The 2017 America’s Cup will be the 35th competition for the oldest trophy in international sport, and the events in Bermuda in May and June 2017 promise to be the greatest America’s Cup yet.
The eyes of the world will be on Bermuda as the Defenders of the America’s Cup, ORACLE TEAM USA, will be fighting it out on Bermuda’s Great Sound with the finest sailors in the world in the fastest boats ever to race in the America’s Cup. The challenger teams competing represent Great Britain (Land Rover BAR), Japan (SoftBank Team Japan), Sweden (Artemis Racing), France (Groupama Team France) and New Zealand (Emirates Team New Zealand), so fans from around the world will be flocking to the beautiful island of Bermuda to witness the greatest America’s Cup staged in its 165 year history.
On 26th May the events will start with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers, with all six America’s Cup teams competing in a double round robin series of match races. That preliminary round of racing is scheduled to conclude on Saturday 3rd June, when one team will drop out of the reckoning, and ORACLE TEAM USA, the Defenders of the America’s Cup, will stand back from the next round, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs. Featuring four teams, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs are the prelude to the America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton and are scheduled to run from Sunday 4th June until Monday 12th June, by which date the identity of the team which will challenge ORACLE TEAM USA for the America’s Cup will be known.
The America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton will then run from Saturday 17th June to Tuesday 27th June in a ‘first to seven’ race program (with one point for a win), with the official Challenger and ORACLE TEAM USA, the Defender, fighting it out in front of thousands of fans in Bermuda, and millions more worldwide on TV and online.
Points to note:
Ticket purchase limit: Tickets are limited to six tickets per day, per person but multiple days may be purchased.
Ticket refunds: Tickets for the America’s Cup Village, the grandstand, the Goslings Dark ’n Stormy Island Bar and the Longtail Lounge are non-refundable if the America’s Cup Village opens during the day.
Resale: The Terms and Conditions of each ticket purchase forbid the resale of any and all tickets. If the Terms and Conditions are breached, the America’s Cup Event Authority reserves the right to cancel all your ticket purchases.
Ticket transfers: tickets purchased may be transferred to others.
America’s Cup Village Re-Entry: No re-entry will be allowed to the America’s Cup Village.
Terms & Conditions: The full list of Terms & Conditions can be found here.
The America’s Cup Village: Opening and Closing Times, and Race Schedules
The America’s Cup Village will have a range of opening and closing times, depending on the day.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays (bar 26th May) and Sundays, the America’s Cup Village is provisionally planned to open at 11.00am and close at 5.00pm (and 7.00pm on occasional Sundays). On Saturdays, the America’s Cup Village is provisionally planned to open at 11.00am and close at a range of times throughout the event.
A detailed schedule of race times will be issued closer to the events, but at time of publication racing is scheduled to run between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, except for 7th and 8th June when the America’s Cup Village is provisionally planned to open at 10.00am and close at 5.00pm as racing is scheduled to start on those two days at 12.00pm, not 2.00pm.
Transport to and from the America’s Cup Village
A range of transport options will be in place to help fans reach the America’s Cup Village and more details will be announced in due course.
Ferries: taking a ferry to and from the America’s Cup Village will be the easiest way to reach the heart of the action in May and June 2017. Detailed ferry schedules will be published in due course, outlining the options for travelling to the two drop off / pick up points at the Dockyard Ferry Terminal and the America’s Cup Village.
Park & Ride: parking spaces at the official event Park & Ride facility will be available for purchase in advance through a dedicated webpage, with the cost including shuttle services to and from the Transport Hub (located a short distance from the America’s Cup Village).
Taxi / Bus: numerous bus and taxi options will be available throughout the 35th America’s Cup, taking fans from points all over Bermuda straight to the Transport Hub.
Water Shuttle / Land Shuttle services: some guest accommodations in Bermuda are organizing their own shuttle services for their guests. Fans interested in these options are urged to contact individual guest accommodations to find out what services are being provided.
Parking on site on the day will not be available. If fans are coming by public transport on the roads, there will be a transport hub just before the entrance into Dockyard at which taxis, minibuses, coaches and buses will drop off and pick up passengers. There will be no public parking in Dockyard or at the America’s Cup Village.
Safety and Security
The safety and security of all visitors to the America’s Cup is of paramount importance. Screening and bag checks will be in place before visitors enter the America’s Cup Village and all staff will be thoroughly briefed on the emergency plans that have been put in place by all the relevant authorities.
Sail racing does rely on the right wind conditions, so there may be occasions when the wind is too light or too heavy to race. Even if it is not possible to race, in most instances the America’s Cup Village will remain open and no refunds or exchanges for another day will be given.
Accessibility at the America’s Cup Village for all guests is a priority for the America’s Cup Event Authority. Provisions are planned to ensure that all event facilities on the America’s Cup Village site are reasonably accessible by all guests coming to the 2017 America’s Cup.