GETTING TO BERMUDA
Nonstop flights to Bermuda arrive daily from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. It is just a 90-minute non-stop flight from New York. From major travel hubs on the U.S. East Coast, you can get out to the island in under 3 hours. From London, it's about a 7-hour flight.
Bermuda is also easily reached by cruise ship or private vessel. For further travel information, visit Bermuda Tourism.
For information on 2017 travel packages to Bermuda, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit AmericasCupTravel.com.
To book your catamaran travel package, email email@example.com or visit Helm Events.
To contact our Official Charter Yacht Supplier visit The Moorings or call 800.345.2598 to speak to one of their Vacation Planning Specialists.
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. The America’s Cup Village will open at 11.30am daily, except for 26th May when it will open at 3.00pm for the first day of racing from 5.00pm and the Official Opening Ceremony from 8.30pm. The closing time of the America’s Cup Village will vary throughout the event schedule. See below for details:
|LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA'S CUP QUALIFIERS|
ROUND ROBIN 1
Friday May 26th
Saturday May 27
Sunday May 28th
Monday May 29th
ROUND ROBIN 2
Tuesday May 30th
Wednesday May 31st
Friday June 2nd
Saturday June 3rd
|LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA'S CUP CHALLENGER PLAYOFFS SEMI-FINALS|
Sunday June 4th
Tuesday June 6th
Wednesday June 7th
Thursday June 8th
|LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA'S CUP CHALLENGER PLAYOFFS FINAL|
Saturday June 10th
Sunday June 11th
Monday June 12th (TBC)
|RED BULL YOUTH AMERICA'S CUP|
Tuesday June 13th
Tuesday June 20th
Wednesday June 21st
|AMERICA'S CUP MATCH PRESENTED BY LOUIS VUITTON|
Saturday June 17th
Sunday June 18th
Saturday June 24th
Sunday June 25th
Monday June 26th (TBC)
Tuesday June 27th (TBC)
America’s Cup Village Facilities and Activities
The America’s Cup Village will be the hub of all the action throughout the 35th America’s Cup. The six America’s Cup team bases will be situated around the site, a range of local food and beverage options will be available every day, and the Main Stage will be where the sailors competing each day will be presented to the crowds in the traditional Dock-Out Show.
A dedicated kids zone will be the perfect place to let the little ones play, and a range of America’s Cup Partner activations will give the whole family activities to do all day. The racecourse finish line will be right in front of the America’s Cup Village and all the action will be visible on big screens across the site. Finally, for fans who want to show which team they support, a full range of merchandise will be on sale in the dedicated America’s Cup Village merchandise area.
In short, The America’s Cup Village will be the place to be in May and June 2017!
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.
Dedicated America’s Cup Village Ferry
Spectators are encouraged to travel to the America’s Cup Village by ferry. This will reduce the volume of traffic and possible congestion on the roads in the west end. It is also a faster, more convenient way for spectators to travel. Travel by dedicated America’s Cup Village ferry is $5 each way per adult and $2.50 per child (ages 2- 13). Children under the age of 2 ride free.
Dedicated ferries will run direct from Hamilton to the America’s Cup Village dock daily, and dedicated America’s Cup ferries are scheduled from St. George’s to Dockyard on weekends. These can be booked online at www.americascup.com/tickets.
Public transport and motorbikes
Other preferred travel options are public bus, public ferry, taxi or motorbikes. These vehicles all have access to Dockyard as normal. Those arriving at Dockyard by public ferry will have the option to ride a free shuttle train from in front of the Clocktower Mall to the America’s Cup Village or they can walk from the Dockyard ferry terminal to the America’s Cup Village.
Locals are encouraged to ride their motorbike to the event as bike parking is FREE and there’s plenty of it close to the America’s Cup Village entrance. Helmets should be stored on the bike as they cannot be taken into the event.
Dockyard is open for business as usual and motorists in private cars who wish to enter may do so, subject to sufficient legal parking being available in Dockyard.
Motorists in private cars visiting the America’s Cup should travel no further than Boaz Islands Sports Field where they will travel by free shuttle to the event, however those wishing to do business in Dockyard and enjoy the shopping and restaurants may do so, again subject to the roads remaining clear for emergency access and there being sufficient car parking areas in Dockyard.
A vehicle control point is in place at Grey’s Bridge, just after Boaz Island, every day that the America’s Cup Village is open, between 10:30am and 3:00pm. This is to ensure that people visiting the America’s Cup Village are not parking at in Dockyard. The officers manning this control point may exercise their right to search vehicles which is a protocol designed to ensure the security and safety of the AC Village and all attending.
All public service vehicles including taxis, minibuses, public buses as well as all motorbikes, have full unrestricted access to Dockyard.
For spectators who choose to drive their car, large parking lots have been assigned and must be pre-booked online. A shuttle service will take spectators from the parking areas to the America’s Cup Village.
Park n Ride
Parking lots have been arranged at:
- Boaz Island Sports Field
- Warren Simmons Field near Somerset Marketplace
- Somerset Primary
- Sandy’s Secondary School and
- West End Primary
Organisers anticipate that not all parking areas will be required and will only be opened as needed. Boaz Island Sports Field will be the primary parking area and on high traffic days the other fields will be opened as needed.
Motorists will book their Park n Ride online for $25 per car when booked in advance ($30/car if booked within 24 hours of use). The online system will automatically book the closest available parking area. This includes all passengers and the return shuttle service to America’s Cup Village. Shuttle service is available from each area and runs on a 15-minute loop, either by ferry or minibus (includes accessibility). Park n Ride can be booked online at www.americascup.com/tickets.
*The America’s Cup Village is open daily from May 26th to June 27th except for the following days when it will be closed: June 1st, June 5th, June 9th, June 14th, June 15th, June 16th, June 19th, June 22nd and June 23rd.
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.
The 35th America’s Cup Schedule
The full schedule for the 35th America’s Cup is here. The participants in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Play-Offs (noted in the schedule as Teams A, B, C and D) will be determined at the conclusion of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on Saturday 3rd June.
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, the America’s Cup Village will remain open and no refunds or exchanges for another day will be given.