Planning Your Visit

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 bermuda@travelplaces.co.uk  or visit AmericasCupTravel.com.
To book your catamaran travel package, email info@helmevents.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.
On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the America’s Cup Village will provisionally open at 11am and close at 5pm.
On Fridays and Saturdays, the America’s Cup Village will provisionally open at 11am and close at 10pm.
On each day, racing is scheduled to run between 2pm and 5pm, except for 7th and 8th June when the America’s Cup Village will provisionally open at 10am and close at 5pm as racing will start on those two days at 12pm, not 2pm.

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.

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 from May 1st.

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.

Private cars
Due to restricted parking availability in Dockyard, there will be restricted access for private cars to Dockyard on America’s Cup race days between 10.30am and 4.00pm (2.00pm to 8.00pm on May 26th, the first day of racing the night of the official Opening Ceremony).   

There will be a road checkpoint operating just after Boaz Island, at Greys Bridge, from 10.30am each day the America’s Cup Village is open*. This will only allow accredited and public service vehicles, including taxis, through to Dockyard, as well as all motorbikes and scooters.

People booked on Spectator Boats leaving from Dockyard are advised to travel by ferry, bus, taxi or pre-arranged transport to Dockyard. They can also use the Park n Ride facility for the America’s Cup Village and take a free shuttle train to the Clocktower Mall in Dockyard. Spectator Boat passengers are advised to be at their assigned dock 30 minutes before their scheduled departure time.

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). From May 1st 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.

Racing Cancellation
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.